Location

GA
United States
34° 35' 24" N, 82° 51' 36" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Have Fun Fishing - Ken Sturdivant
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| Water Temp:81-90 F | Clarity: Cloudy
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 18, 2014
LAKE HARTWELL IS AT FULL POOL & MID 80’S Bass fishing is fair. Fishing has been barely fair with the temperatures high lake wide. The top water bite has been shut down and the bass are really sluggish. Anglers are fishing a lot of docks, especially those close to the main lake channels. Try to find those that have fifteen to twenty feet of water on the front end of the dock and you might even try sitting in deeper water fishing them. Another good idea for catching summer bass is to break out those jigging spoons and fish the pylons under the bridges. A variety of fish including bass, will suspend under the bridges during July and August as the sun bears down on the water. Vertical jigging and fishing with a weightless Fluke with a light presentation will catch some of these bass. Ten pound test line will work and try to down size to eight pound test on a 6 or 6 1/2 foot spinning rod with a medium action tip. This will prevent you from over working the bait. Also check out the long run out points that drop off sharply into deeper water. Use Carolina rigs and 1/4 ounce Bitsy bug jigs while fishing those main lake points.
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Fishing Report Provided by Have Fun Fishing - Ken Sturdivant
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity:
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 7, 2014
LAKE HARTWELL IS AT FULL POOL & MID 80’S Bass fishing is still holding steady with the night tournaments showing up with good numbers of fish. The majority of the bass are being caught before dark. The top water bite is still alive and even crank baits are still catching some keeper Bass. After a trip out on the water, I saw a good many fishermen hitting the main lake points, especially those that are dropping off to deeper water. The weather has been a key factor on the lake this past week. Several areas on both the Georgia and South Carolina side have been hit hard with rain, hail and high winds on several occasions. More of the isolated and scattered storms are in the forecast through the weekend, so if you are planning a trip, be sure to keep a close eye on the sky or even take a portable weather radio along. Skitter Props, Chug Bugs and DT16's along with Carolina rigs and drop shot rigs are my choices for baits this week. Anglers, we have opened this lake up to avid bass anglers with over 100 key bass fishing holes. ken@southernfishing.com for a sample. See our web site for Rods Reels and Lures for Bass DVD on sale.
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