LAKE GREENWOOD: Striped Bass: Good. Striper are scattered, but schooling action has been reported around the State Park and Goat Island. Some nice fish have been weighed in. At times bass, white perch and striper all seem to be coming to the surface together and eating shad. Catfish: Good. Drifting fresh-cut gizzard shad is working well. Some days fish are scattered across deep flats, but the most consistent pattern is drifting close to the river channel and parallel to it. Some of the deeper feeder creeks are also holding good numbers of bait and catfish. Largemouth bass: Fair to good. Fish can still be caught deep around humps on Carolina rigs and spoons but good numbers of fish have also moved shallower into creeks and pockets on the main lake. Crappie: Fair. Crappie seem to have moved from deep brush piles into channels in about the 10-foot depth range. Use jigs tipped with minnows.
LAKE WATEREE: Catfish: Very good. The water is dirty and temperatures are from 57-58 degrees. The creeks are full of small gizzard shad, and catfish are gorging in those areas. Striped Bass: Good to very good. Pull planer boards, floats and free lines with live herring or shiners in 30-40 feet. Crappie: Good to very good. Slow trolling jigs tipped with minnows in 15-20 feet is catching fish. Chartreuse is a good color to start with. Largemouth Bass: Fair. There were some reports of very good fish being caught shallow on jigs.
LAKE MURRAY: Catfish: Good to very good. Good numbers of blue, channel, white and occasional flathead catfish are being caught. Most fish are in the 4-18 pound range. Bream: Good. Rain has moved the fish out a bit, but shellcracker can be found in 6-12 feet. Use baby nightcrawlers and red worms. Striped Bass: Good. Follow the birds, whether they are diving or just sitting on the water, and fish live herring on free lines and planer boards. Largemouth Bass: Good. Some anglers report nice catches of bass. Look in 4-8 feet. There are reports of good numbers of fish being caught in the very back of mid-lake creeks. White Rooster Tails are a good way to catch schooling fish. Crappie: Fair. Crappie can be found over brushpiles or trolling creek runs. Fish about 10-15 feet deep over 12-25 foot deep water.