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Lake Greenwood, SC

Popular Fish Species Lake Greenwood, SC

Lake Greenwood Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Lake Greenwood offers quality largemouth bass fishing. Recently, the fishing here for bass has continued to impress bass fishing enthusiasts for locals and visitors alike. Many big bass roam Lake Greenwood, thanks to excellent fisheries management by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, as well as the availability of extensive cover for both baitfish and bass. When the bite is good, bass typically move shallow and are quite aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Lake Greenwood on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Lake Greenwood Popular Fish - Black Crappie

Black Crappie Fishing

Black crappie reside in good numbers throughout Lake Greenwood, and they are averaging a very good size this year. White crappie are occasionally caught here as well, but the vast majority are black crappie. Crappie fishing is excellent and they are running in sizeable schools. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water. White crappie, in smaller numbers, also make this lake their home.

Lake Greenwood Popular Fish - Striped Bass

Striped Bass Fishing

Big striped bass are a favorite of many locals and fishing guides at Lake Greenwood. They are plentiful, run in schools and can grow to bragging size. In Spring and Fall work the upper end of the lake where water is flowing into the lake. Look for deeper water in the river channel, as a holding place for stripers. In Summer and Winter, stripers hang out in deeper water during the day Morning often draws the stripers to much shallower water, look for them from the surface down to around the 20-foot range as they feed on shallow-running schools of bait. The lake is filled with plenty of baitfish and sunfish to to keep the fishery thriving. Being successful at fishing for stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and the wolf packs of stripers which are likely to be nearby. Fish finders, and forward facing sonar, are a big help in locating these roaming schools. Live bait is very effective here, and stripers can be caught year round.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and chain pickerel at Lake Greenwood in South Carolina.

Quality bass and crappie, monster catfish and striped bass and a beautiful setting make Lake Greenwood an ideal fishing destination. This 11,000-acre reservoir is located in the west-central part of the state, at Greenwood, SC. Fishing enthusiasts will find 212 miles of shoreline to explore in search of the many fish species in Greenwood Lake.

Lake Greenwood Fishing Video

Nestled in the heart of South Carolina's Upstate region, Lake Greenwood is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 11,000 acres, this picturesque reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. The lake is teeming with a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, catfish, and bream, making it a paradise for anglers seeking a diverse range of catches.

Fishing on Lake Greenwood is a year-round affair, with each season bringing its own unique fishing experience. Whether you prefer casting from the shoreline, exploring the lake in a boat, or fishing from one of the lake's many fishing piers, there are plenty of options to accommodate different fishing preferences. The lake's numerous coves, points, and submerged structures provide ideal habitats for fish, ensuring that anglers have ample opportunities to reel in a prized catch.

Lake Greenwood in South Carolina is a haven for fishing, boating, and camping enthusiasts. With its abundant fish species, serene waters, and beautiful scenery, it provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventures. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating enthusiast, or simply looking to relax amidst nature, Lake Greenwood offers a delightful escape where you can enjoy the thrill of fishing, the freedom of boating, and the tranquility of camping.

Anglers can fish for bass, striped bass, catfish, crappie, perch, pickerel and several species of sunfish. Local fishing guide services offer trips focusing on any of these species. Launch a pleasure boat, pontoon of fishing boat at any of the dozen boat launch ramps around the lake. Area boat rentals include pontoons, kayaks and paddle boats. For those wishing to fish from the bank, there are numerous places for access including the parks, fishing piers, campgrounds, public areas and nearby some of the boat landings. A half dozen marinas, numerous campgrounds, area lodging, restaurants, stores and bait shops are at convenient locations for visitors.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Greenwood

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Chain pickerel

Lake Greenwood Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Lake Greenwood is not just a haven for fishing; it's also a popular destination for boating enthusiasts. The lake's expansive surface and calm waters make it perfect for a variety of boating activities, including leisurely cruises, water skiing, and pontoon adventures. Boaters can enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake while exploring its various nooks and crannies.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

45 Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, at the north end of the US Highway 221 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Buzzard's Roost Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Ninety Six Highway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Greenwood State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off State Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lighthouse Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off State Road S-30-285, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Riverfork Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off River Fork Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Shrine Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Shrine Club Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


Four Seasons Resort & Marina
106 4 Seasons Marina Road
Waterloo, SC 29384
864 992-4796

Moon Landing RV Park & Marina
4105 Watts Bridge Rd
Cross Hill, SC 29332
864 998-4292

Fishing Guides On Lake Greenwood

Lake Greenwood Fishing Guides - Daniel Skipper & Josh Wilson, - bass, crappie, striped bass

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a South Carolina Fishing License.

For those seeking a complete outdoor experience, Lake Greenwood offers several camping facilities. There are campgrounds with well-maintained amenities, such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for campers. Whether you prefer tent camping or RV camping, Lake Greenwood has options to suit different preferences. Camping near the lake allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the tranquility of the surroundings and take advantage of the early morning fishing opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Greenwood State Park Campground - 864 543-3535

Mansfield Campground - 864 616-4418

Lighthouse RV Park & Marina - 864 998-3500

Moon Landing RV Park & Marina - 864 998-4292

Lake Greenwood Motorcoach Resort - 864 992-4700

Four Seasons Resort & Marina - 864 992-4796

T-Roy's Landing Campground - 864 998-5299

All Seasons Family Campground - 864 998-5181

Lake Greenwood SC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Greenwood
Lake Greenwood State Park
302 State Park Rd
Ninety Six, SC 29666
864 543-3535


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