• Sponsors



  • Clark Hill (Lake Thurmond) Striped Bass and Crappie report

    Clark's Hill/ Lake Thurmond Striper and Crappie report

    Capt. Tony Shepherd
    April 9, 2018
    Clarks Hill - Freshwater Fishing Report

    9 April 2018
    Clark's Hill (Lake Thurmond) Fishing Report
    Striped bass, Hybrids and Crappie report
    Courtesy of Capt Tony Shepherd and Capt Rocky Fulmer
    Little River Guide Service
    The Current Lake Level is remaining steady at 327.12 (2.9 ft) below full pool and surface temperatures on the south end of the lake are around 61 deg in AM and rising. Cool weather has not fully released its grip. The mornings have been a little frosty but the evenings have warmed up nicely. The major food source for our lake (blueback herring) has responded by moving in and out of the shallows. In some locations, the herring spawn is in full swing. On the South end of the reservoir, it is only in the beginning stages.
    The Stripers and Hybrid stripers have been very cooperative and receptive to multiple patterns. Live and cut bait on shallower down rods (12-30 ft) Freelined herring, and flatlines with small weights have produced well in the shallows along with a few fish falling for flukes and chrome artificial offerings. All Sections of the lake are holding fish right now and the seagulls and loons can help point the way to active feeding fish. The Anthony Shoals area on the northern end of the lake is a traditional hybrid spawning area and according to recent reports, is producing very well.
    At the current pace, Spring fishing techniques should last well into the month of may this year. When the blueback herring spawn runs its course and the bait returns deep, the predator fish will follow and lead to some ferocious down rod feeding. This typically develops around Memorial day weekend and last throughout the summer. This can be the best time to introduce young anglers to the excitement of fishing without having much downtime for them to get bored.
    The crappie fishing has pickup up over the past two weeks and many of the fish have spawned with the last full moon. As soon as the females spawn, they will go into a negative mood and hug the bottom for a few days, while the males will remain close to the nest and protect the fry. The mid morning and evening periods have been more productive due to the cold nights. Trolling jigs can still produce good fish as well as dabbling a cork and jig or minnow in the shallow cover. All Crappie will not spawn at the same time. Look for the lower end to still offer prespawn slabs in the coming days.


    Target Species:

    Striped bass, Hybrids, Black Crappie
  • Search Fishin.com

  • Advertising

  • Hot Topics!

    Dobe Mejuwa

    Raider aluminum boats

    Thread Starter: Dobe Mejuwa

    Saw some pics on line of one with open now and roof. Anybody know anything about these?

    Last Post By: peter 1 Week Ago Go to last post
    riverrat12

    Well I did it

    Thread Starter: riverrat12

    Ok not land my triple digit but this will help. Just ordered the 19ft with a 150 hp. Anyone have one or know any pro's or con's I'd love to...

    Last Post By: riverrat12 6 Days Ago Go to last post
    Tomasz20

    Underwater Walleye strikes Video

    Thread Starter: Tomasz20

    Amazing view at walleye bites and behavior

    Last Post By: Tomasz20 1 Week Ago Go to last post
    dsonthelake84

    Help on Cumberland

    Thread Starter: dsonthelake84

    Been bass fishing ( small as and largemouth) past month and havent done to good. Stayed mainly on the main lake fishing up around bernside....

    Last Post By: HARDROCK 1 Week Ago Go to last post
    Technonorb

    Green River vs Rough October

    Thread Starter: Technonorb

    Me and a buddy are looking at a fall crappie trip and maybe some bass fishing in October. We've never been to either and look forward to...

    Last Post By: Rudypoo4444 5 Days Ago Go to last post
  • Recent Articles

    Mike Gerry

    Changing Water Temperatures

    Regardless of the time of year the bass react differently to falling water temperatures. I have seen the affects of water temperature for many years now, and understanding it is key. Cold months like March with temperatures dropping are different than cooling temperatures in... read more
    Mike Gerry 2 Days Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Frog Fishing itís Time

    September is upon us and the fun is about to begin! Every year about this time, I start to get that urge to watch a bass destroy a frog over the grass. We are right on schedule the grass is beginning to brown up, turn nasty and icky and the nastier it gets the better the frog... read more
    Mike Gerry 1 Week Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Get use to Change

    As we have all seen the days of fishing our local lake with you and few other fishermen have turned into high pressure lakes and has changed drastically over the past few years; going to your local lake or a top-rated reservoir has frustrated many of the best of fisherman. The... read more
    Mike Gerry 2 Weeks Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Make Some Changes

    As the summer moves on to the fall of the year, changes may make you change, and some changes do not. The one big similarity of summer to fall is the mid-day heat leaving the water temperature to sore like its summer time. This factor alone makes early fall fishing extremely... read more
    Mike Gerry 3 Weeks Ago
  • Recent Forum Posts

    dabassking

    Nolin - Dog Creek Area - Late Summer Bass

    Yeah Pretty much all of Dog Creek from where were to the back is dry in the winter. The fish do migrate with the falling water to the mainlake or mouth

    dabassking 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Gomexues

    Shimano Stratic CI4 Upgrade

    Something upgrades for Shimano Stratic CI4 from Gomexus. What do you think?

    Gomexues 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
    luvtohunt

    Fall crappie

    Sorry forgot the lake part. I was on lake Cumberland

    luvtohunt 18 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Wormin

    Thinking about getting a bass boat

    Or so the wife says when I roll out of bed at three in the mourning to go to the lake or hook up the boat when it's 10 degrees out side because it make

    Wormin 19 Hours Ago Go to last post
    R19

    Thinking about getting a bass boat

    I joking say boat is not a word it is an acronym...Break. OUT. Another. Thousand = boat...In reality there is a lot of truth in the that statement but

    R19 20 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Arlindsey

    Meade County Bass Association

    Due to the sloppy conditions of the river The tournament that is scheduled for September 23 is cancelled. We will try to have another one before the end

    Arlindsey 20 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Wormin

    Thinking about getting a bass boat

    Don,t do it young Skywalker as this leads down the path to the dark side!

    Wormin 22 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Wormin

    Fall crappie

    What lake?

    Wormin 22 Hours Ago Go to last post