I was invited to go with a buddy after work yesterday. Keowee is his home lake and he has been struggling there this summer. He does not fish crank baits at all, but wanted to test a theory, so we went to fish with nothing but crank baits and see what happened.
We arrived at South Cove ramp a few minutes after 6 pm and fished until dark. I threw a couple different crankbaits, but only caught fish on a deep running Megabass flap slap in sexy french shad. I am not sure who came up with that name, but that is what it says.
The water surface temp on arrival was a blistering 88 degrees and you could see the bottom at 15 foot deep.
We fished three hours and caught 7 fish between us, all spots. Five of the fish were 14 inch keepers, but we had one 2.5 pound spot and one 3.3 pound spot.
We fished some points with nothing to show for it. We then started looking at humps, brush piles and ditches, but found nothing there either. We caught three fish around docks in pockets, but did our best on a stretch of rip rap in 10 foot of water. Every fish that we caught came out of shallow water.
All in all, it was a decent outing considering it is the hardest fishing time of the year for this lake.