2017 Fishing Reports​​  (See below) 

Scroll Down this page to see the most current REPORTS (Most with Pictures).  Please ask Jeanie for 'Catch & Release' reports that did not have pictures (which may not appear on this page)... she will gladly update you on their results. 

To Prepare for your Next Fishing Trip, check out:

​​Print & Complete application now  [Call for appointment & then Pay upon Arrival, Cash or Check only]  Call at least a day ahead​ to book fishing appointment.  We are a Working Preserve.  We appreciate your Enthusiasm for our Ponds.  We very much need You to Call at the least A Day Ahead for an appointed Fishing Time.  Thank You.

Note:  Compare your lake experiences at Wateree, Santee or Murray to the Powderkegg Experience.  Now, how many fish did you actually catch at the lakes?  How long were out there?  Did you use a boat (and all the expenses involved.... gas, travel trailer, locating unloading dock, etc.)?  Jeanie has gone many times to those locations and lots of those experiences were disappointing because she didn't catch a single fish!  Yet, she enjoys catching fish every time she fishes at PowderKegg!

Additional Note:  Spring is the busiest time of our Fishing.  Often Jeanie's other activities delay her in adding information on this pate.  Please check back regularly for the updates.  AND, when calling to make your fishing appointment, ask her to let you know which ponds are pulling what, on what lures and she will gladly pull that information off her fish management sheets.   She works very hard to give notice to the patrons of PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve, and understands that there are Super Stars fishing at the Kegg!

IMPORTANT NOTICES

  • Please return back to Ponds any 'Female fish with eggs' that you catch.  Thank you!​
  • ​Stop Fishing when Thunderstorms appear to be coming.  We will refund your remaining fees.  (Does Not apply to Overnight Fishers)
  • All "Catch & Keep" Fishers:  Return All Bream back to Ponds until further notice.  We are building up our bream population.  Please Refer to our "Fishing Management" page.  Thank You.







  • ​​Calling all 'Experienced' Rockfishers - There are lots of HUGE stripers/rockfish in each pond that need to come out!  Andrew suggests that you use 50 lb test  spiderwire lines!  And bring a net & friend to pull them in!!!
  • ​We require that you get your picture made with your catch to put on our website.
  • Here are two bass that were caught in just 30 minutes!!!!

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March 11, 2017

Dominic Stevenson returned to fish "Catch & Keep" from 3:40 PM to 5:40 PM.  Using a Beetle Spin lure, he caught 6 bass out of Pond 1.  He said that the bass were biting exceptionally along the long pier traversing the pond and at the corner at the end of that pier.  He said that he also missed a few big ones!  

June 3, 2017

Clay Collins of Bethune, SC, brought his 10 year old son, Casey, to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Using the Weedless Frog and Watermelon Worm lures, they caught 5 bass out of Pond 2 and 26 bass out of Pond 3.  They kept 6 bass.  A great father and son adventure!

April 20, 2017

Anthony Wolfe of Camden, SC brought his father-in-law Darrell LaFrance of Ticonderoga, NY to fish "Catch & Release" from 7:05 AM to 10:05 AM.  The weather started out with a fog and presented great fishing.  Due to the great fishing, they only tried Pond 3.  The lures they used were artificial green with red flake 4" grub lures and white belly weedless frogs (which the bass loved!).  Anthony sent 21 pictures that they managed to take of their catch.  Check them out!


April 18, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia is taking advantage of Good Fishing Season!  Arriving at 4:30 PM, he fished "Catch & Keep" for 3 hours and caught 10 bass out of Pond 3 using Spinner bait.  He said that his best fishing was when you arrive at Pond 3, turn right and head towards the front-back section.

April 14, 2017

​Chris Thomas of Cassatt, SC brought his father-in-law, Thomas Gordon of Bethune, SC to fish Catch & Keep from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Using White Fluke lures, they caught 3 bass out of Pond 2 and  16 bass out of Pond 3 between the pontoon boat and the small island.  Tom said that the fish were not interested in his pearl Zoom worm.  So, he switched to the White Flute!  Total of 19 bass caught!  Fun Day!

May 12, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish from 5 PM to 8 PM.  He caught these bass from Pond 3.

May 31, 2017

Ray Kissiah of Columbia, SC brought his son, Harper age 8, to fish with fellow Fisherman Hunter Denny of Hartsville, SC, who brought his two (2) sons, Avery age 8 & Harrison age 6.  They fished from 8 AM to 12 Noon.  Using mostly the Bubble Gum Worm lures, they caught 3 bass out of Pond 1, 6 bass out of Pond 2 and 15 bass out of Pond 3.  The docks offered the best results.  They threw back smaller bass.  Everyone had a Fun Time!

April 30, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 5:20 PM to 8:20 PM.  Although his fishing rod broke (Sportsman Warehouse replaces it), he was able to pull in these beauties.... 2 were great crappie!

April 15, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC fished 'Catch & Keep' from 4:45 PM to 7:45 PM.  Using Brown Beetle Spin & Lemon Worm lures, he caught 4 bass out Pond 1, 3 bass out of Pond 2 and 4 bass plus 1 crappie out of Pond 3.

April 1, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned with his friend, Octavis Burnside, also from Columbia, SC, to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 4 PM to 7 PM.  It was no 'April Fool's Day" for them.  Here is Octavis with two of his fine catch.  Using Green Lizard lure, the biggest bass was reeled in from Pond 3.  Dominic used the beetle spin lure and pulled in 7 bass from Pond 1 & Pond 3.  He said that around 4:30 to 5 PM, the fish were starting to really strike!

May 21, 2017

Kelvin Griffin of Columbia, SC brought his son, Kelvin Jr. (KJ) along with friend, Alex Pinckney, also of Columbia, SC, to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 4:45 PM to 7:45 PM.  The showers started about half way through their fishing time, which was GREAT for them!  Using a brown with purple & orange flakes Sinko worm lure, KJ pulled this huge bass out of Pond 3.  He continued to catch 3 more large bass from Pond 2 using the same lures.  Fisher weighed Bass at 10.54 lbs. (Our scales didn't work!)  It was 25 inches long!  Great Fun!

March 19, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC, returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 5:10 PM to 8:10 PM.  Using the Pink Watermelon Seed lure, he caught these bass out of Pond 1.

April 24, 2017

John Hair of Summerville, SC joined our regular customer from Goose Creek, SC to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM  Using weedless frogs & spinner baits, they pulled 26 bass out of Ponds 2 & 3  Here is a pic of their mess of fish!

May 9, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish from 5 PM to 8 PM.  Using a Raspberry Beetle Spin lure, he caught these 17 beauties from Pond 1  Great Job!!!

January 16, 2017

Dominic Stevenson and Thomas Wright of Orangeburg, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' for 5 hours starting at 12:45 PM.  They indicated that the fish were spawning & bedding.  They caught their bass in Pond 1 along the Walkabout pier and in the Corners of the pond.  Their successful lures were Watermelon Seed Trick bait.  Fishing can be FUN, and these two fellows were enjoying themselves!  

April 14, 2017

Christopher Pettit of Camden, SC tried out Pond 3 fishing Catch & Release.  Starting at 8:05 AM, he fished for 3 hours and caught 39 Bass!!!  He did not have time to try the other Ponds.  There was a fog during this period of time, which helped with catching fish.  He used the Culprit 7.5" lures entitled 'Fire & Ice' and 'Tomato Seed'.  He also enjoyed using a rubber minnow with great results!  He is coming back to fish Catch & Keep!  Check out his pics!

January 22, 2017

Dominic Stevenson returned to use his Customer Appreciation Coupon.  Fishing from 7:30 AM using the Watermelon Trick Bait, he caught these fine bass out of Pond 1.   Having fun in the winter fishing!!

March 5, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Orangeburg, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 4 PM to 7 PM.  Using the pepper yellow beetle spin lure, he caught 3 bass from Pond 3, 1 bass from the Transfer Pond and the rest from Pond 1.  He caught 8 bass and the Largest Bass came out of the Transfer Pond.  He said that the bass are biting!

January 4, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Orangeburg, SC returned to fish from 1:50 pm to 5:50 pm.  He fished 'Catch & Keep' using his Customer Appreciation Coupon and caught these bass out of Pond 1.  His successful lures were Watermelon Seed.  The best catching was along the long walking pier.  He feels that there was a lot of bass bedding, based on the way they attacked his lures.  Congratulations!

April 29, 2017

Chris Pettit of Camden, SC returned and brought new fisher Robbie Pettit of Heath Springs, SC.  Starting at 7:20 AM and fishing 'Catch & Keep' for 3 hours, they were again successful using Culprit 7.5" lures entitled 'Fire & Ice' and 'Tomato Seed'.  Their results came out of Pond 3 near the 1st dock.

June 1, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish "Catch & Keep" from 5:05 PM to 8:05 PM.  Using Orange/Mango rubber worm lures, he caught 9 bass from Pond 2 and 1 bass from Pond 1.  His biggest bass came out of Pond 1.

May 13, 2017

**** Champion Bass Fishers Alert*****  These fish were Caught & Released!!!!  Come get them out of the Ponds!

​Anthony Wolfe of Camden, SC returned and brought his wife, Heather.  They fished 'Catch & Release' from 8 AM to 11 AM.  Using 4 inch green & red grubs, they caught 27 bass from Pond 2. Look at the size of these bass! (One bass even had another fish in its mouth when it was caught!!)  And, they were returned back into Pond 2. Heather got the best Bass catch... a before Mother's Day delight!   We are all thankful that they recorded their catch with the camera pics below.  Enjoy!

May 26, 2017

Mickey Skinner of Camden, SC brought his brother, Brendon Drew Skinner of Camden, SC, and joined Tommy Truesdale, also of Camden,SC, where they fished 'Catch & Keep' from 5 pm to 8 pm.  They said that ALL of their bait used WORKED!! They kept 7 bass, of which the largest was about 3 lbs.  Fun!

May 27, 2017

​Anthony Tucker and Tina of Winnsboro, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Using red chatter bait (Anthony used Silver), they caught 9 bass out of Pond 2.  They brought their bass back in a cooler of pond water.  Since the fish were too active, we just took a picture of them in the cooler.

February 15, 2017

Carl Moses of Cassatt, SC and Anthony Murphy of Ridgeway, SC caught these beauties in just 30 minutes!  They started fishing at 3:15 PM,  right after a strong thunderstorm.  The bass were caught in Pond 1

Reports  NOTE:  We only show Reports with Pictures.  For 'Catch & Release' (w/o pics) Results, ask Jeanie.  She will gladly share that info.