Lake Keowee Finished!!

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by flatheadsalyer1, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. flatheadsalyer1

    flatheadsalyer1 New Member

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    OK guys I wouldn't say I have figured this lake out but I found some fish. We fished the night of the second in Crowe creek. Water temp was a steady 85 degrees, bait of choice was red worms. Managed to boat 37 eaters. No size really. I have decided the only way to truely catch fish on Keowee is with dynamite!!LOL So now I will not be fishing Keowee anymore. It was a very nice trip with the family though. Hope everyone had good luck!

    Steve
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Get rid of those worms and try some cut bait. I am guessing your average catch size will increase greatly. Sounds like a good fishery, you should just consider a bait change.
     

  3. flatheadsalyer1

    flatheadsalyer1 New Member

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    Tried cut bait, liver, stinkbait, and anything else that looked like it might work. I talked to several of the regular fisherman up there and they all said that the small channels were about it for the cat bite. There are a few flatheads caught but they are few and far between.

    Steve
     
  4. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    Glad ya got on'em!:wink: 37 sounds like fun.
     
  5. Deepwater1

    Deepwater1 New Member

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    Steve,

    Boating 37 eaters is where it's at. I could eat catfish 7 days a week. I may even try Lake Keowee one of these days. Thanks for the report. Almost forgot. I raise European Nightcrawlers. They are even better for eater channels than redworms. LOL

    Curt :big_smile:
     
  6. Cutbait101

    Cutbait101 New Member

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    Nice catch Steve!:big_smile:
     
  7. fishmccall

    fishmccall New Member

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    Maybe it's just not a cat lake.
     
  8. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Only 37 ? hehe.....

    -Jim-
     
  9. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    37 is a mess o'fish, even if they were only dinks :big_smile: Much better'n the proverbial goose-egg :crazy: Did you try some lucky scrimps?
     
  10. flatheadsalyer1

    flatheadsalyer1 New Member

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    Pat I tried lucky scrimps for a few minutes then ended up eatin em cause the fishin was so slow. That lake is just not a cat lake. The bass fisherman were doing real good. The kids caught me a ton of bream for the freezer, but they just aint no big cats lurkin'. That's OK I tried it and didn't let it beat me too bad. Guess in the next week or 2 I will get back on Hartwell where I know theres fish, and I know how to find em'. We still gonna have to get on saluda lake one day too Pat. Jim as soon as I can get over last week, we gonna have to see if we can get on the lake.

    Steve
     
  11. JRamey7783

    JRamey7783 New Member

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    I was down there a few weeks ago fishing with some cut bait off some dock in a cove , didnt take but about 30-45 mins and snaged up a 10 pounder.
     
  12. cleon

    cleon New Member

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    There are some good cats in Keowee. I've only ever caught them on cutbait. Went crappie fishing this past weekend in Stamp creek and since the bite was slow I tossed out cutbait on two rods. Caught a 7 and a 14 lb 6oz blue and got broke off by two fish.