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Lake Bowen, SC

Popular Fish Species Lake Bowen, SC

Lake Bowen Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Like most bass lakes, fishing in Lake Bowen for largemouth bass can run hot and cold at times. Lately the fishing has been a bit slow due to a previous fish kill. However, fishing is looking to bounce back in a big way. Often, big bass are being caught as they have an abundant food supply and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. It is a popular lake for bass tournaments. When the bite is good, bass are typically shallow and aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Lake Bowen on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time.

Lake Bowen Popular Fish - Crappie


Fishing at Lake Bowen is enhanced by the fact that both black crappie and white crappie reside in the lake, and crappie are a very popular species this year. Crappie fishing is on the rise and they can be found in sizeable schools. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water.

Lake Bowen Popular Fish - Bluegill


Fishing for bluegill is very good this year at Lake Bowen. Young and old, beginners and seasoned anglers alike, all enjoy catching a bunch of fat bluegill. This year, much like recent years, the bluegill population is healthy and always looking for something to eat. Bluegill fishing is as basic as fishing gets. Any pole, reasonably small line and small hooks baited with anything edible, creates the ideal setup. Add a bobber and you can set the depth you prefer the bait to position. Bluegill hang around brush, rocks, vegetation or any cover available.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie and bluegill at Lake Bowen in South Carolina.

Near the northern border of the central part of the state, Lake Bowen is a 1,500-acre lake with healthy abundant schools of bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill. Fishing enthusiasts can cruise the 33 miles of shoreline in search of shallow fish, or work the deeper regions of the lake when the fish move deep.

Nestled in the scenic Upstate region of South Carolina, Lake Bowen is a prime fishing destination that offers anglers a fantastic experience. Known for its serene surroundings and abundant aquatic life, this 1,534-acre reservoir attracts fishing enthusiasts from far and wide. Anglers can expect to encounter a variety of popular species, including largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, and catfish. The lake's fertile waters provide ample opportunities to reel in trophy-sized catches and enjoy a thrilling day on the water.

Overall, Lake Bowen in South Carolina provides a picturesque setting for fishing, boating, and camping adventures. With its variety of fish species, ample recreational opportunities, and tranquil ambiance, it's no wonder that this beautiful lake is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Whether you're an avid angler or simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a visit to Lake Bowen promises a refreshing and unforgettable outdoor experience.

Much of the lake is lined with boat docks, a favorite hiding place for bass and crappie. The bass fishing is good enough to be a popular lake for bass tournaments. Some unimproved areas do allow access to the shore for fishing from the bank. Boat ramps are open to the public for launching boats, with no horsepower limits, for water sports, sightseeing and fishing.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Bowen

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill

Lake Bowen Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the expansive water surface, ideal for cruising, water skiing, and pontoon adventures. Anglers can explore different fishing spots and cover more ground to maximize their chances of landing a prized catch. The lake's boat ramps and marinas provide convenient access for boaters of all kinds.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Bowen Landing Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, at the south end of the Road 9 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Bowen

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Lake Bowen Fishing Video
Fishing License

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For those seeking a complete outdoor experience, Lake Bowen offers camping facilities in its nearby parks. Campgrounds with scenic lake views, picnic areas, and hiking trails allow visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Whether you prefer pitching a tent or enjoying the comforts of an RV, there are options available to suit every camper's preferences. Waking up to the gentle sound of waves and the possibility of a rewarding day of fishing creates a memorable experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

There are no RV sites or campgrounds nearby.

Lake Bowen SC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Bowen
Anchor Park
8515 SC-9
Inman, SC 29349
864 583-7361


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