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  • Lake Keowee May Bass Fishing Report

    The tournament anglers fishing Lake Keowee over the weekend said that bass have started into their summertime pattern and the fishing is getting tougher.

    Brian Tidwell of Seneca who won the Oconee AID Open Tournament over the weekend only had 9.72 pounds. This is a long way from Tidwell’s back to back wins that he had in January with over 17 pounds. Tidwell was fishing the points in 15 feet of water on a shaky head jig with a green pumpkin Zoom Trick worm.

    Also on the points, anglers reported good catches coming off a chrome Gunfish or a white fluke. Others reported catching bass on chartreuse floating worms or white spinner baits near cover back in the creeks.

    As far as schooling fish, the tournament anglers reported seeing very little activity on top. If they spotted bass “busting on top,” they did not stay up long and none of the tournament anglers reported catching any.

    The water temperature on Lake Keowee is in the mid 70’s, and with the bass starting into their summertime pattern, you better get ‘em before it gets too hot.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley