• Lake Hartwell Fishing Report - GA

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  • Lake Hartwell Fishing Report - GA

    LAKE HARTWELL IS DOWN 7.9 FEET, CLEAR, HIGH 60íS


    Most areas of the main lake are clear and with the recent rain the Tugaloo side from Gum Branch and above are stained. Be careful up in that area there is a lot of floating debris up there and you can get hurt if you don't pay attention. The water temperatures are holding around 70 degrees right now in the Tugaloo side of the lake. Look for this and the main lake to drop even more with the cold spell coming in the next 10 days. This will improve the bite believe it or not and will help put both the bait and the fish in their key fall areas. We are going to continue to focus shallow in the Tugaloo river areas as the temperatures continue to get cooler. We have been working both short and long pockets for these fish. The key has been the bait we will idle in and look on our side imaging and 2D sonar if we found bait we would fish the area if not we moved on to the next pocket. Our key baits have been a buzz bait, chatter bait, swim jig, and flipping jig. The other key to this was to only fish the high percentage areas in the pockets. Look for underwater flat points, flats, docks, and brush and be versatile at all times. If we saw any of these key areas we fished them with one of the above mentioned baits. You will want to cover as much water as you can so keep the trolling motor on high hit the high percentage structure and cover and keep moving. Remember this time of year is all about the bait find it and you are more than likely going to find the fish. The lake is still low and there are a lot of objects sticking up out of the water and not marked so be safe out there and we hope to see you on the water.

    This bass fishing report is by Josh Panyard

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