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  • After the 4th Lake Keowee Bass Fishing

    Now that the fireworks and boat traffic are gone, you can have Lake Keowee almost to yourself and the fishing is still good.

    The fishing starts early and you need to be sitting on a point or a shoal before the sun comes up. Which point or shoal to fish depends on which way the wind is blowing. Pick a point or shoal where the wind is blowing directly into it, and hopefully, the bait and the bass will be there.

    Topwater baits like the Heddon Zara Spook and Lucky Craft Sammy are the go-to-baits with the main colors being chrome or pearl. If you have an old Spook, split rings need to be added so that the hooks swing freely and the hooks should be replaced with sharper ones. The new Spooks and Sammys are fine straight out of the box.

    Around mid-morning the topwater bite will start to drop off. If the wind is still blowing, continue fishing the points but switch over to medium running jerk baits in black/chrome or chartreuse/chrome. If the wind has died down, then try fishing the shady side of boat docks with jerk baits or jig heads with worms in green or green pumpkin.

    The nice thing about fishing this time of the year is that there are very few boats out and no one will be sitting on your spots. Start out early and let the wind be your friend.

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