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Fishing Report 3/1/22

Striped and Hybrid Bass

Lake Russell-Fish can be caught literally anywhere in the lake. Most successful recent trips have been in Rocky River arm of the lake fishing in proximity to standing timber. Trips are averaging 3-5 fish. Several stripers in the 20 pound range have been caught. Preferred method is trolling free-lined herring and planer boards.


Clarks Hill (Thurmond)-Fish are moving towards the backs of creeks. Trips are averaging 5-10 fish in the 3-10 pound range. Free=lining herring or planer boards is the preferred method.


Lake Greenwood-Stripers can be located around schools of bait. Watching gull activity is key to locating fish. From the convergence of the Reedy and Saluda Rivers to mid=lake is where the majority of fish are located. Free-lines and planer boards using live bait is the preferred technique.


Crappie

Lake Russell-The crappie bite on Lake Russell has been excellent. Very large female fish are moving up in the water column and towards shallower water as they prepare to spawn. Trips are averaging 15-20 fish per angler. Multiple fish over a pound and several over 2 pounds have been caught. Vertical fishing jigs and minnows is the preferred technique.


Clarks Hill-The crappie bite on Clarks Hill is good. Larger female fish are moving towards the backs of creeks as they prepare to spawn. Trips are averaging 20 fish per angler. Long-lined jigs is the preferred method.


Lake Greenwood=The crappie bite on Lake Greenwood is fair. Larger female fish are moving towards the backs of creeks as they prepare to spawn. Trips are averaging 20 fish per angler. Long-lined jigs is the preferred method.


Mountain Trout

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