Lake Greenwood

Bass: Veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Greenwood reports that in November bass fishing should continue to improve on Lake Greenwood, and with a delayed fall this should be the month that fish finally start to migrate into the creeks following bait schools. Rattle Traps and spinnerbaits should both catch fish, and there could be some schooling activity.

Lake Russell

Bass: Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that in November bass should get out deep around bait schools on both the main lake and in the creek. They will be caught on jigging spoons once temperatures cool.

Striped bass: Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports that in November fish will start out the month still a little scattered, but moving into the middle section of the lake. They will group up tighter as the month progresses, and fishing baits higher in the water column will become more effective.

Crappie: Guide Wendell Wilson reports that November should continue to be an excellent month for Lake Russell crappie. Fish will be caught in both the main lake and the creeks around mid-depth brush with minnows.

Yellow perch: Guide Wendell Wilson reports that as it gets colder yellow perch will bite minnows well. The fish will be on the bottom in deep water.

Catfish: Guide Jerry Kotal reports that catfish can be found in the creeks fishing with cut herring on the bottom.

Lake Thurmond

Bass: Tournament angler Josh Rockefeller reports that in November fish should continue to make their move back into the creeks. Square-billed crankbaits should work well around natural rock, and it can also be a good time for flipping jig around creek docks.

Striper and hybrids: William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports that this month fish will head into the backs of creeks and the bite should really turn on. Down-line fishing should still be effective, but as the fish get shallower and scattered out in the backs most anglers will switch over to free-lines and planer boards.

Crappie: William Sasser Guide Service reports that in November fish should gang up around mid-depth brush piles and submerged timber in the backs. Generally creeks in the middle and upper part of the lake will fish best, and crappie will eat minnows or jigs.

Catfish: Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that November is one of the best months of the year to catch a big catfish on Lake Thurmond, and he has every expectation that very large blues and flatheads will continue to be caught this month – October has been awesome. Anchoring on deep structure is about the most consistent way to catch large blue and flathead catfish this month. The creeks can be good depending on whether bait has moved into them, and gizzard shad and white perch are hard to beat for the bigger fish.