Past Fishing Reports 2008 - 2014

To Help Our Fishers Prepare

So that our Fishing Customers can prepare for their Fishing Trip at The "Kegg, we offer this page of Past Fishing Reports.  If you would like to see the Pictures that correspond to the information, we still have the ones that were on our former website.  Just shoot us an email and we will gladly give it to you.  AND, if you want it back on this page, we will also put it back on this new website.  Just let us know! 

2014 Fishing Reports

 October 5, 2014

Dominic Stevenson & Charlene Robinson returned for the fishing Overnight Special.  They caught 3 bream, 15 bass (from Pond 2) and 2 Crappie (from Pond 2).  Lots of fun!

September 9, 2014

To show how easy it can be to fish at "the 'Kegg", here is an example of where Jeanie & Andrew fished for a half hour at Pond 3's covered pier and caught these fine beauties for their suppers (for more than 2 days!)

September 1, 2014

Charlene Robinson & Dominic Stevenson returned for the fishing Overnight Special.  They caught 13 bream and 7 bass.  The big bass were from Pond 3 using the Watermelon Seed lure.  Their bream were from Pond 3 and were caught using crickets.  Those two fishers are helping to keep our ponds healthy... and good eating for themselves!!

August 25, 2014

Rusty Vaughan of Raleigh, NC, and Jerry Goebel of Atlanta, GA, teamed up again for some friendly fishing competition.  Here they are with their stash of huge bream & crappie!

August 12, 2014

Dave Thomas fished the "Overnight Special" where he fished 'catch & release'.  He caught his big bass in Pond 1 & Pond 2.  His results:  Pond 1 - 2 bass, Pond 2 - 25 bass, Pond 3 - 10 bass.  A wonderful fishing experience!  And, those bass are still in the pond for another fisher person to experience!

August 12, 2014

Dameon Ferrand of Columbia, SC arrived at 8:45 am & caught 6 bream and 2 bass using the following lures:  june bug, watermellon seed, live bait green worms.  His catch came out of Pond 1.

August 3, 2014

Dominic Stevenson & Charlene Robinson returned for the fishing Overnight Special and brought Dominic's brother, Thomas Wright of Orangeburg, SC.  They caught 43 bream, 3 bass & 3 catfish using crickets, live worms.  Their best results were in Ponds 2 & 3.

August 2, 2014

John Campbell, son Jordan, & Charlton McBride returned to fish "Catch & Keep" and brought their friend, Fred Hill of Irmo, SC to take advantage of the Fishing Special.  Fishing from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, they caught a 7 lb 1 oz large mouth bass from Pond 2 using black Berkeley worm lure.  They also used watermelon & black worms to catch their other bass.  They said that the Weedless Frog lure wasn't producing any results that day.  Jordan caught an 'honorable mention' bass.  Congratulations to Fred on the Huge Bass caught!

July 21, 2014

Dominic Stevenson & Charlene Robinson returned for the fishing Overnight Special.  Using Watermelon Seed lures and red worms, they caught 35 bream, 5 bass and 4 catfish.  They said Pond 2 was great and fishing was working all over the ponds.  Look at the size of those bream!!

July 19, 2014

David Thomas of Columbia, SC returned & brought his dad, Oliver Thomas of Sumter, SC to take advantage of the 1st Timers' Fishing Special.  Starting at 10 am and fishing until 2 pm, they caught 8 bream and 1 bass from the Transfer Pond.  Good quality time!

July 14, 2014

Dominic Stevenson & Charlene Robinson returned for the fishing Overnight Special.  They caught 14 bream and 2 bass.

July 11, 2014

Ervin Jefferson and Kenneth Stover brought new customer Ronald Bradley of Columbia, SC where they all got the Fishing Special.  They fished from 9 am to 12 noon and pulled out 3 bream and 5 bass.  They used pink trick worms and weedless frog lures.  In pond 3, they pulled in a bass with a torpedo top lure.

July 8, 2014

John Campbell and son, Jordan, of Columbia, SC fished from 6:30 am to 9:30 am and caught 9 bass using Trick worms, buzz bait and floating lizards.  All were good sizes and Jordan is holding a prize that his Dad caught out of the Transfer pond.

July 8, 2014

Dave Thomas of Cayce, SC fished Overnight Special where he caught 15 crappie out of Pond 1 using the lure "Gulp! Alive".  He used crickets in Pond 1 where he caught 3 bass and Pond 2 where he caught 1 bass.  In Pond 3, he caught 1 bass using a crappie jig (chartruse green).  Since he fishes "Catch & Release", these fish are still in the ponds to be caught by another fisherman!

June 22, 2014

Roy Wagner of Cassatt, SC enjoyed a day of retirement by fishing at the 'Kegg.  Here is his morning catch... catfish, bass & bream!!

June 15, 2014 (Father's Day)

Chris Thomas & his wife, Tina, brought out Chris' father to enjoy a Father's Day fishing experience.  Here they are displaying some of their bigger catch of the day.

June 12, 2014

Jerry Goebel of Atlanta, GA and Rusty Vaughan of Durham, NC got together to catch these bream and crappie.  They used crickets and a lure called Gulp! (looks like Minnows that you add to a jig.)

June 8, 2014

Renee Jones of Sumter, SC, joined Dominic Stevenson & Charlene Robinson for a return of fishing Overnight Special.  Dominic & Charlene caught 30 bream, 23 bass and 1 catfish.  The bream were caught in Pond 2 near the Feeder.  Renee caught 19 bream and 4 bass.  Fun, Fun, Fun!

June 3, 2014

Dave Thomas of Cayce, SC fished Overnight Special.  He caught 5 bass in Pond 1 and 2 bass in Pond 2 using Topwater Frog lure.  In pond 3 using plastic worms, he cause 15 bass and one Bluegill bream.

June 2, 2014

Dominic & Charlene return for fishing Overnight Special.   This time, they caught out of Pond 2, 38 bream & 4 bass using crickets.

May 29, 2014

Dominic Stevenson of Orangeburg, SC and Charlene Robinson of Sumter, SC fished Overnight Special.  They caught 18 bass and 12 bream using Trick Bait at the walkabout on Pond 1.  Fun!

May 28, 2014

Arriving at 7 am, Dave Thomas of Cayce, SC fished "Catch & Release" for 6 hours.  Here are his results.  He concentrated on fishing for big bass.  He caught 6 bass in Pond 1 using a topwater frog lure.  In Pond 3, he caught all the bass in the pictures below using a Zoom Trick Worm in Junebug color.  The bass weighed 4.8 lbs, 7.3 lbs & 6.4 lbs.  Also in Pond 3, he caught 4 bass using a Senko lure... He indicates that this time of the year for the next few weeks is BIG FISH TIME!!  Congratulations!

May 25, 2014

Chris & Tina Thomas of Cassatt, SC,  fished AM and caught 17 bass in Pond 3 off the walkabout pier using a Fluke lure.  They also caught one bass on the new dock in front of the Trailer and 2 bass off the North dock on Pond 3.  In the Transfer Pond, they caught 3 bass that were really fat but short.  They released all the females with eggs.  Here they are with the ones they are taking home to eat!

May 23, 2014

Charlene Robinson of Sumter, SC and Dominic Stevenson of Orangeburg, SC fished Overnight Special and caught 31 bass and 9 bream.  Their best results were out of Pond 1 using the Trick Bait and Pond 3 on the walkabout pier.  Great Fun!

May 18, 2014

Fred Norchi of Charlotte, NC, and his son, Matt, arrived to fish at 8 am.  They fished "Catch & Release" for 4 hours. They caught 13 bass out of Pond 1 & Pond 2 with the Zara Spook Jr. lure, which is a topwater lure.  Fred's last cast in Pond 2 caught him this fine largemouth bass.  Congratulations!!!

May 10, 2014

Mike Yarborough of Cassatt, SC, Alex & Jack McCabe of Kershaw, SC, brought Matt Taylor of Kershaw, SC, to experience the PowderKegg Fishing.  The four caught 36 bass and 5 bream. They caught their largest bass in Pond 2, and most of their fish in Pond 1 using watermelon and pumpkin seed lures.  Look at that large mouth bass!  (Also shown below is portion of a lure that worked best.)

May 7, 2014

Charlene Robinson of Sumter, SC and Dominic Stevenson of Orangeburg, SC began fishing at 5 pm and caught 9 bream, 10 bass and 3 crappie using crickets and pink and green watermelon seed lures.  Their best spot was the pier in front of the trailer at Pond 3.

May 4, 2014

Renee Jones of Sumter, SC, joined Dominic Stevenson & Charlene Robinson for an Overnight Fishing Special.  There appeared to be a competition between them because the pictures below are for separate persons.... Dominic is shown with his catch!  They said Pond 3 brought out the most fish using crickets, beetle spin and live red & green worms.  Congratulations!

April 28, 2014

Dominic Stevenson & Charlene (Yvonne) Robinson return to fish 'Catch & Keep'.  They caught 13 bass using the Watermelon Seed trick bait.  Dominic is shown here displaying the size of one of his bass.  Great catch!

April 23, 2014

Dominic Stevenson of Orangeburg, SC  and Yvonne Robinson of Sumter, SC join up to regularly to 'Catch & Keep' fish at the Kegg.  Using crickets and watermelon seed trick bait, they caught these 18 bass out of Pond 1 around 7 :30 pm.  Having been here 3 times, they choose to be regular happy customers of the Kegg!

April 19, 2014 (Easter Weekend)

Fred Norchi & his son Matt from Charlotte, NC, enjoyed 4 hours of Catch and Release.  They caught 16 bass in Pond 3 using the Sinko lures and the Zoom curltail lures.  Fred said the bass were 12 - 15 inches in size.  His requested comment:  "An Awesome day to spend with his Son!

March 11, 2014

Dave Thomas of Columbia, SC fished "Catch & Release" from 1:20 pm to 6:20 pm.  His results:  from Pond 1, he caught 5 bass; from Pond 2, he caught 2 bass; from Pond 3, he caught 46 bass!!!   His strategy:  to go to the bank where the wind is blowing up against, there you find the fish!  His lures were Zoom twin tail pumpkin Grubs and soft plastic Flukes that carried a coffee scent.  He said that the best results came from the Flukes.  Both were rigged to be weedless and both were light weight so that they wiggled near the surface.  Dave also said that due to the clear waters, the wind helped distract the viewing of the lures and the bass were biting them.  Here are samples of the lures he used to catch 53 bass!

February 20, 2014

David Thomas of Cayce, SC continues to enjoy "Catch and Release" Fishing with the PowderKegg February 'Customer Appreciation' Special.  Here is his report:  Pond 1, caught 8 fish on chrome crankbait.  Pond 2, caught 2 fish on Senko bait.  Pond 3, caught 15 fish on white swim jig.  All fish were bass.  Here is one he caught & released in Pond 1!  Congratulations! 

2013 Fishing Reports

 December 24 & December 30, 2013

'Catch & Release' fishers are reporting 30 and 28 bass caught using Sinko worms (Green Pumpkin & white worms) in Pond 3 and using 4 inch white Sinko worms and Sinko Green Pumpkin worms in Pond 3 (on boardwalk) & Pond 1.  Cold weather doesn't seem to stop the bass from biting those Sinko worms.

November 7, 2013

Robert Johnson of Sumter, SC returned with his friend, Levern Epps of Bishopville, SC.  They started fishing at 8:10 am and fished all 4 ponds.  Although they caught a bass out of Pond 2 using a cricket, the remaining bream were caught from the Transfer Pond using live worms and crickets.  Each fisher almost caught their creel limit!  A mess of fish!

October 12, 2013

Rusty Vaughan of Durham, NC and Jerry Goebel of Atlanta, GA teamed up to catch these beautiful Crappie and Bream and 1 bass.  They were impressed with the weight of each fish.  Good eating!

October 5, 2013

Dave Thomas of Cayce, SC used gold & silver spinner baits to catch & release 12 bass in Pond 2, 35 bass in Pond 1 and 1 bream in Pond 3... he was surprised that a bream would be caught by a spinner bait.  He said none of his weedless frog baits were working.  He is one of his larger bass caught.

September 28, 2013

David Thomas of Sumter, SC had to brave the winds to catch these fine bass.  He started at 8 AM and fished Ponds 2 & 1.  Using the spinner bait shown below, he caught the most bass.  However, he used the Rage Tail lure, also shown below, to catch his largest bass.  Finally, he shared two videos for making the palomar fishing knot.  Check these out:  and

September 7, 2013

The Swails family of Lugoff, SC arrived to fish at 3 PM.  Using live bait, here is mom Michelle, young fisher Hailey and dad, Derrick with their catch of the day.  Family Fun!

September 7, 2013

Jordan (10 yrs old) & his dad, John Campbell of Irmo, SC, returned to fish and brought his sister, Logan, age 6 years.  They started fishing at 10 AM and caught these fish in Pond 2 using live worms and shakiehead worms.  Jordan is an Honest Fisher.  He admitted his father caught the bigger bass.  Good Job!

September 2, 2013  Labor Day

Barbara & Terry Huffstetler of Columbia returned the next evening with family members, Tim & Katie Huffstetler of Gaston, SC and family friend Tim Ayers of Irmo, SC.  They brought minnows, but they didn't work, but their crickets sure did!  Here are 74 bream and 3 bass that they caught out of Pond 3.  Some fished 5 hours and two fished 3 hours.  After fishing so successfully, it is fun to play "who caught the smallest fish"!

September 1, 2013

Barbara & Terry Huffstetler of Columbia, SC barely missed thunderstorms to fish for 2 hours in the evening off Pond 3.  Here they are with their 27 bream.  Well worth the trip!

August 20, 2013

Joe Johnson and B Jr from Conway, SC area, enjoyed a day of fishing.  Using live worms and crickets, they caught their bigger bream in Pond 3 and smaller bream in Pond 2.  Cleaning all those fish will be an enjoyable activity.

July 17, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday, Jordan Campbell!!!

Jordan insisted on fishing on his birthday.  So, his father, John Campbell of Columbia, SC, braved the thunderstorms and got him to PowderKegg to fish from 6 pm to dark.  And Fishing was Great!  Jordan caught these 15 bass in Pond 1 using the Kiwi gig.  This young man knows how to fish! Happy Birthday, Jordan!

June 21, 2013

Robert Johnson of Sumter, SC brought his friend to share the fishing experience at the Kegg.  Robert started at 8:35 AM and fished with worms to catch these bream in Ponds 2 & 3.  His friend says he is coming back to fish!

Fathers' Day Weekend

June 15, 2013

Jeff Haas of Sumter, SC brought his 6 year old daughter, Sidney, and 4 year old son, Barrett, fishing at the Kegg on Saturday morning to fish 'Catch & Keep'.  Using crickets, they caught 23 bream near the Pond 2 feeder pier.  What a great way to spend Father's Day Weekend; fishing in nature.

June 15, 2013

Casey Whitaker of Bethune, SC got off from work in the morning and went straight to the Kegg to Fish for four hours.   He threw back his bass but kept these 10 bream.  He used worms to catch the bream and pumpkin seed lure to catch the bass in Pond 2.  He said he would have fished longer, but he needed to sleep.

June 15, 2013

Mike Yarborough of Cassatt, SC and Thomas Gainey of Kershaw, SC arrived at 4:30 pm to fish until dark.  Using the following lures, Mist, Beetle Spinner, Spinner Bait, they were able to catch over 44 fish.  They caught 29 bream and 13 bass in Pond 2.  Pond 3 yielded 2 crappie for them.  What a cache!  Thomas really liked the size of his bream caught.

May 30, 2013

Joe Woodward of Texas and his father, Ed Woodward of Columbia, SC returned to the Kegg to fish from 6 AM to 9 AM.   They used Berkeley Powerbait Worms to catch these Bass in Pond 1 at the Boardwalk.  Good Eating!

May 29, 2013

Mercedes Doran of Doral, Florida and John Peebles of Camden brought 4 year old Jamari out fishing from 5 pm until 8 pm.   Jamari caught the most.  Here he is with his bream.  Also, Mercedes caught the 6 lb bass in pond 2.  They had a great time fishing!

May 18, 2013

Brian Cox and Randy Rogers of Camden, SC returned to fish from 7:05 am to 9:05 am.  Brian caught his bass in the Transfer Pond using a Yellow Frog lure.  Randy caught his bass at the Boardwalk in Pond 3 using the topedo lures (which is shown on his fishing rod).

May 18, 2013

Honorable Mention:  Robert Johnson of Sumter, SC brought Gerald Smith to PowderKegg to learn how to cast a fishing rod in order to catch fish.  Gerald worked from 9:35 am to 1:35 pm, whereupon he learned to fish.  Here he is with his first catch!  Thank you Robert for your generosity and goodwill.

May 15, 2013

Mike Yarborough of Cassatt, SC brought friends Alex and Jack McCabe of Kershaw, SC.  Mike's parties always bring in great results.  They started at 3:30 pm and caught these beauties using culprit grape worm lures and black and yellow gigs.  1o bass came out of Pond 3 and 10 bass came out of Pond 1.  They didn't have time to fish Pond 2 because they were too busy in the other ponds!

April 28, 2013

Dave Thomas of Columbia was successful fishing for Bluegil Bream this time around. He caught this beauty with with a white crank bait in Pond 3.  He also caught 38 bass in Pond 3, 2 bass in Pond 1 and 19 bass in Pond 2, one of which was this 5 lb bass.  He used  tequilla sunrise worms, purple worms and white crank bait.  He fished from 8AM onward.  Congratulations!

April 15, 2013

Dave Thomas of Columbia celebrates his Birthday by fishing at the Kegg.  Check out his 'Catch & Release' results, plus enjoy the sight of the beauty he caught! Results:  Fished from 9 am to 2 pm. Caught 15 bass in Pond 2 using silver rattletrap, one of which was this 9-1/2 lb female bass, which he returned to the pond. Caught 16 bass in Pond 3 using Green Worm and weedless lures.  Caught 1 bass in Pond 1.  This was a great Birthday gift to himself!

January 6, 2013

Starting off the New Year right!  Here is Brian Cox of Camden, SC with his approximate 9 lb bass catch.  Isn't it a beauty!!  He caught it in the Transfer Pond with a chartreuse Spinner bait.  He was fishing 'Catch & Release', so it is back in the water for another fisher to catch! Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.

2012 Fishing Reports

 October 6, 2012

Robbie Leviner of Turbeville, SC, returned with his wife, Kathy, and Dwayne Player returned with his wife, Rhonda, and their three sons, Caden (8 years), Austin (12 years) and Cody (16 years), all residents of Turbeville, SC.  They were celebrating Rhonda's Birthday!  While fishing was a bit slow, Cody was the champion fisher.  Although he released some, here is what he took home: Bream, Crappie & Bass.  He used minnows to catch both Shellcracker Bream & Crappie in Pond 3.  He used red worms to catch more Bream.  And he used Watermelon red worm lure to catch the Bass in Pond 1.   They got finished in time to go home to watch the Clemson Tigers and later the Carolina Gamecocks!  What a beautiful day!

Septerber 29, 2012

Kaylee (8 years old) and Kale (5 years old) traveled with their dad, Keith Balliew from Lyman, SC to arrive at PowderKegg at 7 AM.  Kaylee caught a bream in Pond 2.  Here they are with their Crappie caught in Pond 3 using a worm!  (Those Crappie must be hungry to go for a worm!)  Although their dad Keith had to deal with Interstate roadway constructions during the early hours' drive and minnows that did not make the trip, they all had a great time fishing!  Fishing; a family entertainment!

September 14, 2012

Persistence paid off for Dave Thomas of Columbia.  He fished all ponds and was beginning to believe he would never find the right combination.  Then he caught this bass in Pond 2 using a silver rattletrap lure... He was fishing 'Catch & Release'!  Nice Reward for his efforts!

September 8, 2012

Robbie Leviner, Dale Player & Dwayne Player from Turbeville, SC caught 14, 11 & 7  bass each, using Watermelon Red plastic lures... but they only kept 3 bigger bass out of Pond 2.  They were out to catch the Big ones!

September 1, 2012

Lasalle Woods of Columbia, SC caught his 3 bream & 1 bass at the covered pier on Pond 3.  Fishing is Fun!

August 18, 2012

Fishing from 4:20 pm to dark, John Campbell and Clifford (Tank) Hill of Columbia, SC, along with Charlton McBride of Irmo, SC, used Floating Worm lures and Pink Trick Worm lures to catch Bass in Pond 2.  They used red worms to catch Bream in Pond 3. 

August 15, 2012

Earl McElveen brought his friend, Buck McElveen, to share his Christmas gift from his son, Earl Jr.... a Coupon for 4 hours of 'Catch & Keep' Fishing for himself & a friend!  Both fishers hail from Hartsville, SC.  Using plastic worms they caught these fish in Pond 2.

August 14, 2012

Out of Columbia, SC come John Farley, Jeffrey Green & Callie Harrison to start fishing at 8:40 am in Pond 2 only.  They used Chartruse Green lures and Red worms to catch this variety.  They were fishing 2 to 3' deep at the short period next to the Pond 2 dam.

July 22, 2012

Tina Thomas & her family, from Cassatt, SC, celebrated her birthday by going nfishing at the Kegg from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.  Here is her large mouth bass that she caught in the Transfer Pond using a repella lure!  Happy Birthday, Tina!!

June 22, 2012

30 minutes!  Jeanie fished with crickets 6' deep to catch 13 big bream off the covered pier at Pond 3.   And These Bream were Huge! She started at 7 pm and ended at 7:30 pm.  Andrew only had time to bait her hook.  She believes the bream liked the smell of her 'rusty' hook!

June 20, 2012

Andrew caught these large crappie using minnows in Pond 3 off covered pier! ('Hand' for size comparison)  He fished in the evening, 6' deep.

June 16, 2012

Beginning in late afternoon, Chris Thomas caught a 8 lb bass in the corner of Pond 3 using a topwater rapela lure.  (Still awaiting photo).

June 16, 2012

Father's Day weekend.  What a great way to spend quality time... fishin' with your dad!  Beginning at 8 am, they caught their bass using a weedless frog lure in front of the trailer at Pond 3.

May 28, 2012

Starting a 8 am, this group from Aiken, SC caught 23 bream & 1 bass mainly in Pond 3 fishing about 4 feet deep using worms.  The fishermen are Erick Wertz, Hunter James & Griffith James.  They were accompanied by Martin James.  These fellows know how to have fun & fish!

May 26, 2012

Starting at 8:30 am, Robert Johnson of Sumter, SC brought his friend, Kevin Holland to fish 'Catch & Keep'.  Although they caught only 8 bass, they thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere to catch up on their friendship.

May 26, 2012

Starting at 7 am, Bryan Cox of Camden, SC fished 'Catch & Release' and caught the following: In Pond 2 using a green pumkin 10" worm he caught a 9 lb 4 oz. bass,  in Pond 3 using a jig brown chartruse lure he caught a bass over 6 lbs.  In all, he caught about 13 bass.

May 19, 2012

Fishing "Catch & Release" from 1pm to 3pm, Brian Cox of Camden, SC was able to catch over 60 bass in Pond 3 using green watermelon 10 inch worm lures.  He fished mainly from the small pier that has its own island on Pond 3.  As he left, he said he needed to rest from all that fishing!

May 19, 2012

John Campbell & son Jordan returned and brought friends James (Uncle Sonny) Jones and Clifford (Tank) Hill, both of Columbia, SC.  They arrived at 6:40 am and fished until 10:40 am.   They caught 23 bream in Pond 1 and 16 bass in a combination of Ponds 1 & 2.  Here they are with their catch!  Fish Cleaning time!

April 26-27, 2012

Delia Smith of Irmo, SC took advantage of our Overnight Fishing Special to bring her friend Faye Fentress of Gaston, SC so that Delia could get her very first fishing experience.  The first evening, they caught a bream in Pond 3 using crickets that was big enough to feed them both! The next day, again using crickets, they caught 10 bream & 4 bass, where most were caught in the last hour of their stay at Pond 2.

April 23, 2012

Robert Johnson of Sumter, SC brought his son John of Portand, Oregon to enjoy fishing at The Kegg.  Even though it had rained hard the night before and cool winds had followed, here they display their catch... Nice size crappie and bass for good eating.  They mainly fished at Pond 3's covered pier, using minnows for bait.

April 20, 2012

Dave Thomas of Cayce, SC  caught 14 bass in Pond 3 and 6 bass in Pond 2 using the Green Floating worm lures. 

April 19, 2012

Here is Jerry Goebel of Atlanta, GA with his huge bream!

April 10 & 11, 2012

Tony Eastwood of Hannahan, SC & Tim Eastwood of Moncks Corner, SC along with Warren Nettles of Guyton, GA took advantage of our Overnight Fishing Special to catch 18 bass, 2 bream & 2 Crappy.  They caught 15 each in Pond 3 near the Trailer.  Due to creel limits, they released most of the smaller fish.  They also fished in Pond 2 & the Transfer Pond.  Here is Tony with his live Bass caught in Pond 3.

April 7, 2012

Daniel Scott, 9 years old, of Lexinton, SC continues to bring in great catches.  Here is what he caught in Pond 2 using the topwater frog lure.

April 5, 2012

Dave Thomas fishing 'Catch & Release'  caught 42 bass from Pond 3 using green zoom trick worm lures fishing weightless on top of the water and caught this 6 lb 2 oz (future so bright).  He also caught 12 fish in pond 2 using a shad colored crank bait.

April 3,2012

Arriving at 3:45 pm, Martin James brought Hunter (14 yrs) and Griffith (12) to fish for 3 hours and they caught 10 bream and 3 bass.  They said that all ponds gave up some of the total cache.  A fun time was had by all!

April 1, 2012

Starting at 7:45 am, Brian Cox of Camden, SC, fished "Catch & Release" for 2 hours in all the ponds and caught 20 bass using 10" watermelon redflake worm lures and blue spinnerbait lures.

March 25, 2012

Russell Long of Chapin, SC and Robin Owens of Winnsboro, SC arrived a little after 8 am to fish in Pond 3.  Russell used Green Lizard lures and Robin used Motoroil lure.  Even though the weather had brought a cool front over night, the two men caught 30 bass and 8 bream.  Both men agreed that Robin caught the most.  Robin's last comment as he left for the day was "That was Fun!".

March 17, 2012

6 year old Marcel Shepard of Elgin, SC caught 6 shellcracker bream on Saturday March 17th from 9 am to 12 noon.  He was accompanied by his dad Matthew and his dad's friends, Harding Huff of Blythewood, SC  & Raji Huff of Hopkins, SC.  In addition to Marcel's catch, the guys caught 10 bass.

March 8-9, 2012

Arriving at 5 pm on Thursday March 8, Danny & Sarah Norris  of Loris, SC took advantage of our Overnight Fishing Special.  They had a wonderful time, catching 30 bass and 1 bream in Pond 3 along the long walkabout pier.  Danny said that they used the Green Lizard lure.  Even though they have lots of cleaning to do, the size bass that they caught are excellent eating! Also, although they were allowed to stay until 2 pm, they left 1 hour earlier because they had caught so many fish!  Congratulations!!

March 1, 2012

Starting at 8:30 am and fishing 'Catch & Release' until 11:30 am, Rusty Vaughan of Raleigh, NC and Jerry Geobel of Atlanta, GA caught 20 - 25 bass.  At near 10:30 am, Rusty caught this approximate 9 lb Bass using a grape Power Worm lure with 20 lb test line.  He caught it in Pond 2 off the bank near the dam spillway.  The female bass appeared to be loaded with eggs.  Of course, it was returned to Pond 2.  [Note: For Fish Management, we ask ALL fishers to return back to ponds female fish with eggs.]

February 12, 2012

What a cold day it was today!  But Jordan Campbell heated it up with his 6 lb 1 oz Bass caught out of Pond 2 using his favorite bait, Bushhog.   He was joined by his dad, John Campbell of Irmo and two fishermen, Charlton McBride of Irmo and Kenneth Jackson of Columbia.  All four arrived at 1:15 pm and fished until 4:15 pm.  These fishers were taking advantage of the "February Customer Appreciation Month" special.  Congratulations, Jordan!

February 1, 2012

Starting at Noon and fishing until 3 pm, Brian Cox took advantage of our "February Customer Appreciation Month" special and caught at least 40 fish in Pond 2 with 'Catch & Release' fishing.  He said most fish weighed 3 - 5 lb, and he used Green Spinner Bait to achieve his results.

January 25, 2012

Fishing from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Brian Cox of Camden, SC is a happy fisher.  He caught this big bass fishing 'catch & release' in Pond 2.  He also caught around 20 bass in the Transfer Pond.  Congrats!

2011 Fishing Reports

October 8, 2011

Brian Cox of Camden, SC and Rob Smith of Bishopville, SC  fished 'catch & release' right after a cold front.  They caught several 2 lb bass in Pond 2 and caught this 6 lb 3 oz Bass in the Transfer Pond using a 10 inch plastic worm (watermelon red flake).  [Brian got the picture with his cell phone and emailed it to us.]

October 7 & 8, 2011

Rusty Vaughan of Raleigh-Durham, NC  and Jerry Goebel of Atlanta, GA caught these 19 crappie and 8 bream.  Good eating!

October 2, 2011

After a slow start due to the sudden change to cooler temperatures, Eric Faz of Dalzell, SC, and Robert & William Warnock of Camden, SC pulled in 16 bass with yellow 4" grub lures and purple jelly worms in Pond 2.  Also accompanying the group were John Paul Smith with sons Wyatt & Sawyer of Camden, SC,  Todd Warnock of Camden, SC and Zack Smith of Camden, SC.

September 3, 2011

Starting at 6:30 am, returning fishers John Campbell, Jr and his father John Campbell of Columbia, SC brought friends Charlton McBride of Irmo, SC and Kenneth Jackson of Columbia, SC.   The four of them caught 25 bream out of Pond 1 and 22 bass out of primarily Pond 2.  John Campbell Jr caught this 7 lb 1 oz largemouth bass out of Pond 2 using a floating worm lure.  What a great way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend!

August 20, 2011

From 6:30 am to 10:30 am, Tracy McElveen and Jamie Brown with son, Gage, all from Turbeville, SC, caught these 16 bream in the Transfer Pond!  They used plastic worm lures and brokeback rebel lures.  Here is Gage with one of the biggest ones!  Look at the rest of the catch!  Who would have thought the Transfer Pond would yield such gems????

August 15, 2011

Brandon Basham & his father Barry of Columbia, SC,  caught these 30 bream in Pond 2 near the Fish Feeder dock with live red worms.  They fished from 5 pm to 8 pm.  They were planning to fry them for a group party!  Lots of cleaning!

August 6, 2011

Jing Zhang & Mitch Hahn brought Nathan Hahn fishing.  Here he is with their 12 bass caught in Pond 2 & Pond 3 using Mossy Pumkin lures.

August 6, 2011

Arriving at 6:20 am, John and Jordan Campbell of Columbia, SC, returned to PowderKegg and brought newcomers John Campbell Sr and Jalen Campbell.  They were fishing for their church function.  Jalen caught this Bass the first cast out in Pond 2 with the brushhog lure.  It weighed 4 lb 1 oz.  They also used spinner bait lures to catch a total of 17 bass.

August 4, 2011

Chris Thomas of Cassatt, SC caught 12 bass in Pond 2, 2 bass in Pond 3 and 2 bass in Pond 1.  He said that he fished deep.  He caught these bass with Red Shad lures.

July 24, 2011

Starting at 6:30 am, John Campbell and his 7 year old son Jordan were accompanied by Edward McDowell of Columbia, SC.  They caught 28 bass and 6 bream from Pond 2 using nightcrawlers, white floating worms, pumpkin seed worms, brushhog & lizards lures.  John said he actually caught more, but threw them back in.  Jordan said he caught his big ones with brushhog lures.

July 9 thru 10, 2011

The Scott family fished overnight to catch bass with beetle spin lures and weedless frog lures.  Here is 9 year old Daniel with his favorite catch of the trip.

July 5, 2011

Michael Ervin, Jr age 5 joined his dad and Rodney Harris to pull in 7 bream & 5 bass out of Pond 2 using a variety of lures:  worms, chartreuse minnows, jigs , smoke grey & speckled.

June 26, 2011

Jordan Campbell and his dad John of Irmo, SC caught 12 bass and 5 bream mainly out of the Transfer Pond.  Jordan says he used the Pumpkin Seed Bushhog Plastic worm to catch this bass!  Dad is impressed with his growing skills!

June 26, 2011

Daniel Scott and his father returned and brought his mother Malena.  Starting at 6:30 am, they caught 5 bass in Pond 2 at the back dock using beetle spin lure.   The size of Daniel's bass get larger each visit!

June 18, 2011

Daniel Scott and his father Major of Lexington, SC,  caught 12 bass in Pond 2.  They started at 7 am.

June 17, 2011

Starting @ 8:15 am, David Thomas of Cayce, SC, fished 'Catch & Release' and caught in Pond 2 this 8lb 10 oz bass using black top water frog lure.  He continued to fish until 2:15 pm, at which time, he said that he was exhausted from catching all his fish.  In total, he caught approximately 60 bass and 20 bluegill bream (which he used beetle spin lures).  The Bass in picture was kept out of water only for period of picture taking and gently returned to Pond 2.  David fished mainly in Pond 2.

May 28, 2011

After a good night of rain, this group convened at 6:50 am to fish for 3 hours.  Included in group was Jimmy Dotts of Lamar, SC with daughter Dakota, Joseph Gardner of McBee, SC , Brent Gardner of Bishopville, SC, Clyde Gardner of Bishopville, SC with sons Dusty & Bailey and Jim Beasley of Bishopville.  In all they caught 18 bream and 18 bass.  Below are pictures of Dusty Gardner with two of his catch, Bailey Gardner with two bass, Dusty & Baily Gardner with more of their catch.  Then a picture of Jim Beasley with his cache.  Next a picture of Dakota with her cache. Lastly, a picture of Brent with his best bass of the day.

May 26, 2011

The  Thomas brothers of Cassatt fished "Catch & Release" at Pond 2 near little dock & walked the bank whereupon they caught 34 bass & 1 crappie using repellas bait.  While trying to reel in a small bream, a hugh bass caught the bream and broke their line.  In Pond 1, they caught 7 bass and caught 3 bream using a beetle spin.

May 25, 2011

Riston and his father Clark Tanner from Pamplico, SC  caught 14 bream using crickets, 2 bass using rubber minnows and 2 crappie.  

Bass were caught on the walkway at Pond 3.

May 21, 2011

Major Worley of Columbus County, NC and Rusty Vaughan of Raleigh, NC started fishing at 10am and caught 16 crappy and 3 bream by 1pm.

May 9, 2011

Debbie Lipscomb of Prosperity, SC and Harold Wiggins of Lexington, SC joined forces at 4pm to catch 18 bream, 4 bass and 1 crappy using worms in Pond 3.

May 7 & 8, 2011

Our overnight fishers from Marion, SC caught 1 bass, 12 bream and 24 crappie.  The crappie were caught at the covered pier in Pond 3 from 7 pm to 9 pm, and 12 were caught the next morning in the same area from 10 am to 11 am.  [Check out our overnight special]

May 7, 2011

Jerome Williams, James Johnson, Michael & Keith McDonald of Charlotte, NC enjoyed fishing in Pond 1 & the Transfer Pond.  Using worms, Michael caught 7 bass and 17 bream. Using worms, James caught 12 bream and 5 bass.  Using crickets, Jerome caught 3 bass and 5 bream!

May 7, 2011

Using chartreuse jigs, Edward & David Brown of Columbia caught eight (8) 3 lb bass and 25 medium size bream!

April 28, 2011

Albert Mazzoco and Joshua Geiger of Columbia, SC started 'Catch & Release' fishing at 10:30 am using rubber worms and caught over 12 bass.  They were over 1-1/2 lbs each.  Pond 3 offered the best results.

April 23, 2011

Benjamin Shaw received a birthday gift which allowed him and his friends Joey Quinlann, David Parrat & Hunter Havan to fish 'catch & release' from 10am to 1pm at PowderKegg.  They caught 25 total, half were large mouth bass and the other half were bream.  Benjamin caught 8, Joey caught 6 , Hunter caught 9 and David caught 1 because he was trying out different lures. They said they caught fish in all three ponds using tri-color lures and brown-red plastic lures.  One fish was about 15 inches long.

April 10, 2011

The Stockman family caught 4 bream and 3 bass with red worms at Pond 3 at the covered pier.  They started fishing around 10 am.  Here is Elissa with two of her catch.

April 9, 2011

Micheal Ott of Fort Mill, SC, brought John Neal and Isabel Mulvaney fishing from 11am to 2pm.  They caught 1 bream with a beetle spin bait in Pond 2 and 1 bass.  They also caught 7 bass in Pond 3 with white plastic worms.  Here they are shown with their catch.

April 9, 2011

Starting at 10 am, Albert Mazzocco caught 9 bass catch & release in Pond 1 and using Husky Jerk Papala bait he caught a 6-7 lb bass in Pond 3 (picture forthcoming).

April 8, 2011

Drew Berry and his wife Sherry (celebrating her birthday) caught over 10 bass in Pond 3 near the walkway at the Trailer using pink bubblegum worm lure and black & purple worm lure.  Here is Drew with 5 that he kept.

April 6, 2011

The Joyner family fished from 3pm to 6pm.  Charlie & Katelynn Joyner are shown here with their 5 bream and 7 bass taken out of Pond 2.  Katelynn was brave enough to hold up one bass shown.  They had lots of fun!

March 31, 2011

Ron Bradley and Delvin Alston shown below caught together 7 bass and 3 bream.  Ron caught 6 bass out of Pond 1 using spinner bait.  Delvin used worms to catch 3 bream and 1 bass out of Pond 2.  Ervin Jefferson is shown with his catch of 5 bass using worms as bait.  They started at 7:30 am.

March 26, 2011

Tim White and Melvin Bannister caught 9 bass and 1 bream out of Pond 3 using purple and green plastic worms.  They started at 8:35 am.

March 25, 2011

Matthew & Charles Gwynn of Holly Hill, SC braved the wind and colder temperatures to garner 18 bass and 1 bream from Pond 3 using nightcrawlers.  They started at 8 am and ended at 11 am.  They plan to cook their catch with friends later that day.

March 13, 2011

The Thomas family of Cassatt, SC fished 'Catch & Keep' from 11 am to 1 pm.  They caught in Pond 1, 20 bass, 1 crappie & 1 bream.  In Transfer Pond, they caught 2 crappie & 1 bream and in Pond 3 they caught 10 bass.  Fishing is Good!!! 

2010 Fishing Reports

 July 18, 2010

Steven Morin of Rock Hill, SC fished 'Catch & Release' from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.  His report was that he caught lots of 2 lb. to 3 lb. bass in all ponds.  In Pond 3, he fished shallow depth with bubble gum cincos lures.  In Pond 1, he fished top water while walking along and used watermelon 5" cincos lures.

June 23, 2010

Ken Nesbith & Jordan Duggan of Sumter, SC caught and released 16 bass and 17 bass respectively.  Ken caught his mainly in Pond 1 on the long walkway and at arched bridge.  He said that they were bigger and more aggressive in that pond!

June 19, 2010

A father's day adventure.  Jim Beasler & Lester Gardner of Bishopville, along with Mitchell Watford of Lamar, SC brought their sons fishing.  Lester caught a big bass in Pond 3, Jim (JR) caught a big bream in Pond 1 and 2 big bass in Pond 1.   Total of 23 bream and 7 bass.  Here are their sons Dusty Gardner, Bailey Gardner & Kel Watford with their catch.

June 18, 2010

Charles Gwynn & daughter Meghan of Holly Hill, SC caught these in Pond 2 pier from 10:30 am to Noon.  14 bream and 5 bass.

June 6, 2010

From 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Sam Hudson & Mike Yarborough caught 23 bream with crickets and 15 bass with red shad curly tail plastic worm lures in front of the Trailer at Pond 3.

June 4, 2010

From 4:45 pm to 8:45 pm, Mike Yarborough & Stafford Driggers each caught their creel limit!  That's 60 bream & bass out of pond 3!

June 4, 2010

From 7am to 10am, Michael McDonald, Michael McDonald Jr, Lynn Robinson & James Johnson (JJ) caught these from Pond 1. 

May 30, 2010

Evelyn Hough, Teresa Granger & Laura Godwin of New Zion, SC fished from 7:30 am to 10:30 am and caught this!  (The can was placed among the bream for size comparison!)

May 29, 2010

Cecily, Destiny, & Clarence Quattlebaum of Gaston, SC, and  Bradford, Nichole & Ernestine Gilmore with Joshua Brown of Columbia, SC caught their fish from 7:45 am t0 10:45 am.  Joshua caught the first 3 fish, so the others had him touch their poles for luck!

May 18, 2010

Geoffrey Griemsmann & Mike Yarborough with their Bream stash (front in pic)  and their Bass stash(back in pic).  They fished from 4pm to 8pm.

May 11, 2010

Yujing Xue & Jing Zhang of Columbia, SC caught 14 bass from 5 pm to 8 pm

May 11, 2010

10 AM - 2 PM, Ken Nesbitt of Bishopville, SC & Barron Hite of Sumter, SC caught 17 bass catch & release in the last hour at Pond 1 walkway bridge using Watermelon plastic worms.

May 8, 2010

There appeared to be the 'Attack of the Turtles' in force in the Ponds.  Later that evening, Jeanie called in her SWAT team to resolve the issue!  :-)

May 1, 2010

Cody Haigler caught this bass in the Transfer Pond using a black worm at 5:15 pm!!!  His dad, Jason, and family friend Bill Wetzel caught 13 bream, 5 bass and one good size Crappie.

May 1, 2010

9AM - 12 Noon, Albert Mazzocco caught 25 bream in Transfer Pond using Red Bell lure (catch & release)

April 17, 2010

Eric Martin & Etta Roseborough with two of their Bream catch

April 14, 2010

Chris & Tina Thomas fished 'catch & release' and caught 29 bream & 3 bass in the TRANSFER POND!!!  Lots of the bream were well over 1 lb size.

April 10, 2010

Mike Yarborough & Phillip Smith 10 bream in Pond 1 near feeder and 12 bass in Pond 3.

April 9, 2010

Michael McDonald, Michael Jr, and Rodney Thompson caught 25 bream and 16 bass out of Ponds 1, 2 & 3

April 3, 2010

Albert Mazzocco caught 15 bass catch & release in Pond 3 using ropaula bait

March 16, 2010

Pond 3, Caydon Laws and Brother Diamond caught 6 Bass. (Diamond pictured with 2 bass).  Caydon said 2 Huge bass got away from him at Pond 1 near Pine Tree.

March 12, 2010

9Am t0 12 N oon  Lots of 2-1/2 lb bass caught on walkway of Pond 3.

2009 Fishing Results

October 15, 2009

Carol Marrale of Goose Creek, SC almost caught her Bream creel limit.  Shown here with two of her larger one,  she also enjoyed catching her first bass.

September 15, 2009

Jim McGraw of Winnsboro, SC with his Bass catch.  Shown here with Celess Young of Rion, SC

September 11, 2009

Bream weighing 1 lb 10 oz caught in Pond 3 by Rusty Vaughan of Raleigh, NC.  He also caught some good size crappy!

July 25, 2009

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Hopkins family (Kelsey, Karen, Abbi, Neil & James) of Bishopville, SC with their catch; 26 good-eating bream!

 Champion Fishers

July 13, 2009

Rusty Vaughan of Raleigh, NC and Jerry Goebel of Atlanta, GA  with Crappy catch using crickets  

July 10, 2009

Kent Goodwin of Camden, SC caught these bream (shown on this 30 inch diameter table).  He used crickets in pond 3.

June 11, 2009

Evelyn Hough of Kingstree with her friends Teresa Granger, Travis Yarborough and Laura Godwin caught 60 Bream during the hours of 7:30 am to 10:30 pm with crickets.  They also caught 10 bass with beetle spins.

May 30, 2009

  Jimmie Gilliard caught this bass in our Transfer Pond with worms.  We didn't know we had fish that size there!!!

April 18, 2009

Shotsy Martin of Lexington, SC with his bass. Lure used: Grey Rebel Popper  Location: Lily pads in Pond 1

April 10, 2009

46 bass, Catch & Release, 4pm to 8pm.  Mitch Williams of Kershaw, SC  Each bass about 12" long.  21 were caught in Pond 1, Used Rattletraps and some pink worms.  Blue Jig almost caught a hugh bass in Pond 3. 

2008 Fishing Reports

 October 23, 2008

            9 lb bass caught by Chris Arehart of Elgin, SC.  Windy Day.  Fished (below) here with Lisa Arp of Cassatt.  Congratulations!

October 19, 2008

11 bream caught "catch & release" from 10:30 am to 12 on earthworms.  Each bream a little over 1 lb.

October 15, 2008

Mess of crappy using minnows.

September 18, 2008

Rusty Vaughan of Durham, NC and Jerry Goebel of Atlanta, GA displaying their Crappy fine catches.

September 14, 2008

5:30pm to 7pm  Using crickets, 10 bream.  Using minnows, 7 crappy.  [Poached two crappy for dinner; they were so big, neither of us could finish eating them!]

August 24, 2008

8:15 am to 11:15 am   Using a cricket, Charles Owens, Sr caught this nearly 8 lb Striper (is what Andrew says...we're pulling out the scales from this day forward).  The rest of the fishing party contributed to the total of 39 bream and 2 bass.  [I heard talk of using 'beetle spins' when they were going out.]

August 15, 2008

5 Pm to 6 pm, using live worms off dock at pond 3.  Fishers were August Young and father David from Norfolk, VA with Camden, SC friends Joseph & Dillon.

June 21, 2008

6am to 8am,  1 bream, 5 bass... but look at the size of one bass!  Edward Woodward of Columbia used a Weedless Frog lure to catch this one.  The lure goes easily over the lily pads!   He said you may email him at

June 4, 2008

Corporate Fishing.  20 bream, 10 bass, 3 crappy

May 21, 2008

Fishing continues to produce bass catches.  Here are Catch & Keep results:  Randy Rogers (1 bream, 14 bass), Randall Rogers (15 bass limit), Wade Johnson (12 bass), Dwayne Rogers (15 bass limit) & Howard Rogers (2 bream, 10 bass).  A party in the making!

May 16, 2008

18 Bream, Jonathan & Alisa Marie Cook

Monday, May 12, 2008  (no pics...bring your cameras when you 'catch & release'!)

5 Rock Fish & several Bass caught between 4 pm & 7pm, catch & release

May 15, 2008

Catch & Keep Fishing... Dinner for the evening!  Jerry Geobel of Atlanta, GA and Rusty Vaughn of Durham, NC

Sunday May 4, 2008

4:10 pm to 7:10 pm, different places at all 3 ponds, Bryan Smith & Travis Williamson of Cassatt
took advantage of "buy 2 hrs, get 1 Free" special

Saturday, May 3, 2008

2:30 pm to 7 pm. Douglas Small & Mike Yarborough had to stop fishing because they had reached their Creel Limit of Bream for the Day!  Using crickets for Bream and jig for Crappy.  Fishing in one spot, Pond 3 this time.

Friday, May 2, 2008

3 pm to 8:30 pm,  TJ Yarborough & Mike Yarborough Creel Limits on both Bream & Bass, each person
(notice the mess on the tailgate of the truck and the mess in the cooler!)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

2:15 pm to 5:15 pm, Different locations, 24 Bass... Mike & Terri Yarborough