June 30, 2017

Starting at 4 pm, Chris & Tina Thomas of Cassatt, SC fished "Catch & Keep" for 4 hours.  Using a White Fluke lure, they caught 9 bass out of Pond 3.  They released smaller bass.

August 9, 2017

In order to observe the development of the bream population, Outfitter Andrew Sabbagha, invited his friend, Rusty Vaughan of Raleigh, NC to fish 'Catch & Keep' to fish for Bream, Bass or Crappie.  In about an hour's time, they pulled out 14 nice bream and one bass.   Andrew feels that they still need more Bass out of the ponds for the Bream to regain their status.

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!

July 9, 2017

Kelvin Griffin, Kevin Griffin Jr (age 9), Alex Pinckney, Bernard Sumter. Bernard Sumter Jr returned and brought new fisher Mandrell Green of Camden, SC to fish "Catch & Keep" from 5:45 PM to 8:45 PM.  Using Watermelon, Pumpkin Seed & Red Flake lures, the group brought out 19 Bass from Pond 3.  Bernard Sumter caught the Largest Bass.  Kevin Griffin Jr said that he got good results with Banana Worm lure.  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!

November 10, 2017

Rusty Vaughan of Durham, NC fished 'Catch & Release' and caught these beauties.

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!

November 5, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC fished from 3:05 PM for 2-1/2 hours.  Using Lime Green & Pink Trick Worms, he caught 10 bass out of Pond 3

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!

September 15, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC arrived at 4:30 PM and fished 'Catch & Keep' for 3 hours.   Using Spinner bait, he caught bass at the small pier on Pond 3 and at the Bridge at Pond 1.

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.

July 18, 2017

​Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 6 PM to 8:30 PM.  Using his Beetle Spin lure, he caught these beauties out of Pond 3.

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

September 29, 2017

Arriving at 4:30 PM and fishing "Catch & Keep" for 3 hours, Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC has been trying out the Whopper Popper lures.  He caught 4 bass out of Pond 1.

July 12, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 4:15 PM to 8:15 PM.  Using Spinner Bait, he caught 6 bass out of Pond 3.

November 22, 2017

Fishing the day before Thanksgiving, Phillip Stott of Lyman, SC brought grandson Anderson Kien (age 11) to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 10:45 AM to 1:45 PM.  Using the lures Beetle Spin, Black & Yellow, 1/4 oz, Anderson caught these beautiful bass.  Thanks to Phillip for making the photos and sharing with us.  (We try to add fish photos from Catch & Release fishers, but we have to rely on them to send them to us.)   Looks like Anderson was having Fun!

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!

August 12, 2017

Michael Jones of Kershaw, SC fished 'Catch & Release' from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Using the Frog lure, he caught these bass out of Pond 2.  He took these pictures and returned the fish to the pond.  He really felt that Pond 1 gave him his best results.  He caught 6 bass and returned each back to their ponds.   Thanks to Michael for emailing his pictures to us so we can put them on the website!


November 1, 2017

Dominic Stevenson used the Whopper Plopper to strategically catch those bigger bass. Fishing from 3:30 PM, here are his results! 

July 17, 2017

Terry Huffstetler of Columbia, SC returned & brought 10 year old James Tapp and Kristen Durney of West Columbia, SC to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 12 Noon to 7 PM.  Using crickets, they caught 4 catfish out of Pond 1, 2 Crappie out of Pond 3 and 1 Bass.  The day was very hot and the fishing was very interesting!

July 2, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC, returned to fish "Catch & Keep" from 5:15 PM to 8:15 PM. Using Nightcrawler Live Worms, he caught 8 Bass.  Good Bass fishing in the Hot Summer Time!

October 4, 2017

Arriving at 5 PM and fishing for 2-1/2 hours, Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC caught these bass.  The weather was Windy and the fishing was slow. No big ones today!

November 13, 2017

​Dominic Stevenson fished from 2:30 pm.  Due to the change in weather to cold, he did not get his usual results.  

​Here is is with one of his catch.

August 30, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 5:10 PM to 8:10 PM.  He used a new approach.  He used Popper lures and fished off the Bridge on Pond 1.  Nice beauties!

       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.  (Note:  For a Fee of $5.00, we can provide a blank application form. This fee covers printer, ink, paper & time.  Let us know when you call to make your 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 page.  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 offer a Fishing Voucher for  your remaining paid hour(s).  (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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August 1, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 5:25 PM to 8:45 PM.  Using the Watermelon Seed and Spinner lures, he captured 10 beautiful bass.  Great Summertime Fun!

August 23, 2017

To celebrate their return to visit Cassatt after moving to New Hampshire this summer, Nephews Kavin (age 7)  & Hunter (age 10), were treated to "Catch & Keep" fishing at PowderKegg by their Grandfather Novak Thomas of Cassatt, SC and Uncles Chris & Gary Thomas, also of Cassatt, SC.  Starting at 5:30 PM and ending at 8:30 PM, they used Zoom Worm (banana plus weight) lures, White Pearl Fluke lures, Beetle Spin lures, Rapala lures and caught 6 Bass out of Pond 3, 1 Bass out of Pond 2 and the rest out of Pond 1.  A fun family outing!!

June 28, 2017

Mike Yarborough of Cassatt, SC and Stafford Driggers of Camden, SC fished 'Catch & Keep' in Pond 2 from 10:40 AM to 1:40 PM.  They caught 9 bass using the Purple Shad worm lure.  They consistently got good size bass.   When the temperature of the day got hotter, the fish stopped biting.  However, they had good results prior to that.


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.

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

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!

July 1, 2017

Mickey Skinner, Justis Skinner and Andrew Skinner of Camden, SC returned and brought new fishers Jessie Taylor & Jonathan Hopkins of Camden, SC to fish 'Catch & Release' from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Using the Weedless Frog, Tequila Sunrise, Speckle & White Trick Worm lures, they were able to each catch 4 bass, with the exception of Jessie, who caught just one.  Justis Spinner caught a 2 lb Crappie using a Spook topwater lure.  Great Job!

September 9, 2017

Charlie and Kathy Moore of Marion, SC brought their grandson Cohen, age 9 years, to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 11:10 AM to 2:10 PM.  While Charlie & Kathy fished 'catch & release' for breams using crickets, Cohen used beetle spin lures to pull a Bass out of each Pond 1, Pond 2,  & Pond 3!  What a great family outing!

July 27, 2017

​Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish 'Catch & Keep' from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Using the Yellow Lime Worm lure, he caught these 8 beauties along the long bridge of Pond 1, and some from both Ponds 2 & 3.   Summertime Fishing!

June 21, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC returned to fish from 5:40 PM to 7:40 PM.  He caught these beauties!

September 20, 2017

Dominic Stevenson of Columbia, SC has taken a new approach to fishing "Catch & Keep"... he is trying out new lures!  Fishing from 4:15 PM to 7:30 PM, he caught these 11 bass using the new lures Whopper Popper.  He got his best results on the walk about pier at Pond 1.

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.

June 20 & 21, 2017

Overnight fishers, Rusty Vaughan of Durham, NC and his pal, Don Pardue of Englewood, FL, chose two days of light rain to fish for bass and crappie.  On the first day, they caught these beautiful bass.  On the second day, using a Gulp Watermelon Pearl lure, in less than one hour, they caught these beautiful crappie from Pond 3!  Both Fishers had a Fisherman's Paradise Experience at PowderKegg!