[ Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Stripers, Bluegill Bream, Shellcracker Bream, Redbreast Bream, Crappie, Channel Catfish & Bullhead Catfish ] Three+ stocked ponds with dams that range from 20 to 26 feet deep with excellent fish habitat. The ponds offer over 600 feet of docks for fishing and wildlife viewing. The acres of wood stick-ups and fish habitat plus many supplemental fish feeders provide a great population of fish.
Fishing has been GREAT at the Kegg since 2007. We have offered Reports with pics for all those years. Check out any Past Report & if you would like the picture to show, we will gladly get it for you from our former website.
Our Customers return time & time again because they have so much fun! It can be individuals, couples, families or friends.
Depending on the Season, Fishing Times are available Sunrise to Sunset. Please check with Jeanie.
Definition of 'Appointment': an arrangement to be at a place at a certain time.
Due to the various duties required to operate this large Preserve, we have to require that You honor Your chosen Starting Time which You set when arranging your Fishing Appointment. Your Fishing time & charges will be based on that. If you are running late, please call us a.s.a.p. We will always be waiting for you at the Agreed Upon Starting Time.
We are a Working Preserve. We appreciate your Enthusiasm for Our Ponds.
We very much need You to Complete Application and Call at least A Day Ahead for an appointed Fishing Time.
(Note: We can provide a Blank Application Form for a Fee of $10.00 to cover printer, ink, paper & time. Let us know when you call to make your appointment. )
Bring your Completed Application when you come to Fish.
Please return back to ponds any 'Female Fish with Eggs' that you catch (This usually applies in the Spring season). Thank you!
We are managing our Ponds at this time and are eliminating the removal of Bream.
All ‘Catch & Keep’ Fishers must return to Ponds ALL Bream caught until further notice.
Please refer to our New “Fish Management” page.
Stop Fishing when Thunderstorms appear to be coming. If this occurs when you fish per hour & you have at least an hour of fishing time left, we will offer you a Fishing Voucher for the remaining hour(s) to be used at your next fishing appointment. (this does not apply to ‘overnight specials’).
We are a privately owned wildlife preserve which is not designed to compete with existing public fishing. Often our own personal time is sacrificed to allow you the time to experience what our Preserve has to offer. We would like to know that you too appreciate the privilege of fishing at Powderkegg Wildlife Preserve. Thank you.
[Due to Problems with GPS directions dumping travelers in some severe dirt hazardous roads, please refer to our DIRECTIONS page for driving instructions. Thank you. ]
PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve is an evolving vision of Andrew W. Sabbagha that started in January 1986 when he purchased the first tract of raw land…only trees, vegetation and some animal life existed. He is truly an artist... his mind is the palette...the property is his canvas. His imagination and ability to create is amazing! He has spent energy and time often to the detriment of his health to create this wonderland! During his childhood, he watched as his father built ponds and learned how to avoid mistakes in construction. In his life, he has had over 40 years experience in the construction and general contracting. In 23 years, his company, Southern Design and Construction Consultants, Inc., built over 400 church projects in 6 states. While he was operating his church building company, he was constructing Powderkegg during his off hours. On PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve during the last thirty years, he has built three ponds with dams that range from 20 to 26 feet deep with excellent fish habitat. The ponds offer over 600 feet of docks for fishing and wildlife viewing. The acres of wood stick-ups and fish habitat plus many supplemental fish feeders provide a great population of fish. Andrew has also built road systems throughout the hundreds of acres, a Residence Lodge, fish camp, out buildings, deer stands & condo deer stands, 8 stall stable, jumping arena, dressage arena & pasture fencing, gazebo and arched bridge.
In the first ten years, he created an environment to attract the local whitetail deer. After that point in time, he spent much money in fencing materials alone to build the high fencing that surrounds the entire Preserve (which is now grandfathered under SC Law...no more high fence preserves may be built in SC. This makes PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve even more special!). This fence allows the preserve to be maintained in the manner it is managed today. The results of Quality Deer Management are mature trophy whitetail deer native to South Carolina and an abundance of wildlife. Since Andrew closed his church building business in 2006, PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve LLC has become a retirement income. 2005 was the first commercial year for Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting at PowderKegg and it continued until 2014. He is now growing his herd. 2007 was the first commercial year for Trophy Fishing at PowderKegg. Fishing is managed to promote great fishing year after year. This offers a great opportunity for Family Fun or Fisherman's Paradise. Trophy Fishing continues to be the main event at Powderkegg. Check out current Fishing Reports. Andrew designed & built the Gazebo and Bridge on the island in front of the Lodge in 2008. That section has been a wonderful venue for Weddings.
PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve is the home of Andrew & his wife, Jeanie.