Top 5 Update

A fun update today features a comparison of black bass “cousins” with a spotted bass from the southeast and a local largemouth bass.

Weight: 1-7 (15”)
Angler: John Kirkemo
Date: March 27
Weather: High 60s low 70s air temperatures with partly cloudy skies. Light wind
Water Temp: 60 – 63 degrees
Location: Lake Keowee, SC
Lure: Four inch black and silver shallow running Rapala
Angler Comments: Fished late morning and midafternoon. During the morning session I noticed open water surface feeding. I started trolling the Rapala and within a few minutes got the hit. The fish was strong, and my line was only 6 lbs. test fluorocarbon, so it took a while to get him to the net. This was my first ever spotted bass. I had no other hits.
Top 5 Weight: 2-12 (1-7,1-5)

Weight: 1-11 (15″)
Angler: Troy Jackson
Date: April 1
Weather: Overcast/windy, 51F
Location: Knox County public strip pit
Lure: Rapala Shad Rap (blue)
Structure: Drop
Angler Comments: As my day neared an end, I finally found a spot where the bass would bite. This was the first and biggest of nine bass in forty-five minutes all on the Shad Rap.
Top 5 Weight: 9-2 (2-6,1-14,1-11,1-11,1-8) culls a 1-7

The weather is on the upswing locally this week with above average temperatures and no more rain. Taking a peek at the Lake Keowee weather, it also looks pleasant although a bit damp mid-week. Perhaps this week’s featured anglers will have an opportunity to add to their creels. Of course, anybody else is free to pitch in as well. Talk to you later. Troy

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Update

  1. Maybe repeated postings about Lake Keowee fishing will result in comments from fishermen familiar with South Carolina Upstate lakes Jocassee, Keowee and Hartwell. I’m sure there are dozens of fishermen from the area following Troy Jackson Outdoors. Since I am new to the area, I would appreciate information about fishing the Upstate lakes and rivers.

    1. Keep on casting, catching, and promoting out of the “Southeast Office.” I’ve done better passing out my cards for the blog when I cross paths with fellow anglers this year. Now there may be dozens of anglers following locally as well. But, hey, I’d write this stuff even if you and my folks were the only ones who tuned in.

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