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  • October Keowee Bass Fishing

    The tournament anglers that fished the Rocky Wells Benefit Bass Tournament had a beautiful but blustery day of fishing. Out of the 53 teams that fished the tournament, the top money winners caught most of their fish on topwater and mainly on spinnerbaits.

    Brothers, John and Michael Anders who won the tournament with 15.61 pounds said that they were fishing windy points, and 'that the wind blew 'em up on the dirt.' The brothers were casting shad color Scorpion spinnerbaits and Ima Skimmer topwater baits.

    Bobby Smith who won the big fish prize with 6.76 pounds was casting a Strike King spinnerbait with a white skirt when he latched on to his 'big hog.' Many of the other anglers taking home checks said pretty much the same thing. Some reported having good luck with chrome Spooks and white Sammys on schooling fish.

    Still there were a few exceptions with anglers fishing creek humps in 10 - 25 feet of water with green pumpkin worms on Carolina rigs, and others were fishing around boat docks with pig-n-jigs in green pumpkin and orange.

    Now that the water temps on Lake Keowee have dropped back into the mid-70s, the fishing is starting to pick back up. So try throwing topwater on your next Keowee trip and don't forget about throwing white spinnerbaits.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn 'Teach' Corley