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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Hartwell Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Hartwell Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
South Carolina
Latitude:
34.54893
Maximum Depth (ft) :
147
County:
Anderson
Longitude:
-83.00525
Normal Elevation (ft):
660
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
56000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2011-03-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 55
"March 11, 2011 LAKE HARTWELL IS DOWN 3.2 FEET & 55 DEGREES Bass fishing is good. This week brought on a few changes in the weather with the cold front that moved in on Sunday night. The good news is the bass did not respond to the front and the shallow water bite is still on. The majority of the bass are still being caught in three feet of water or less and anglers are having good limits at the scales. Most of the boats are heading into the coves and concentrating their efforts on the shallow flats and the boat docks. Shallow running Shad Raps and spinnerbaits seem to be the baits of choice this week. Use the number five Shad Rap in shad colors and the Fat Free Shad are working mid day and later. The back part of the docks is a heavy producer right now along with areas of the bank that hold a good amount of wood. The bass seem to be relating to the wood right now. Soft plastics are not doing well this week so use a slow moving bait on or near bedding areas like a suspending jerk bait. The large buck bass are shallow and aggressive now working the bottom and making large beds. Don't look for a bunch of bites in one area. The pattern is to fish a cove good and then move on. Eastanollee Creek and Sugar Creek is still good places to start this week. “The Southern Fishing Report” By Ken Sturdivant 106 Hickory Ridge 770 889 2654 Cumming, Georgia 30040 http://www.havefunfishing.com/"
Guest
2011-03-10
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
"Lake Hartwell - The water temperature was 49 degrees on Tuesday (3/1). Walleye have moved further upstream and are now mostly concentrated upstream of the Walker Creek Boat Ramp, which is located in Toccoa on Yonah Dam Road. From Toccoa, take Prather Bridge Road (Highway 184) out of Toccoa. Hwy 184 will eventually turn right, cross the river and head into South Carolina, but you should travel straight where the road changes names to Yonah Dam Road. The Walker Creek boat ramp is 2.5 miles from this point. My crew collected 8 big females up to 7 lbs a short distance upstream of the boat ramp in depths ranging from 2 to 9-ft deep (see photo). This area is a great place for anglers who fish from kayaks since the river shallows rapidly a few hundred yards upstream of the boat ramp. Anthony Rabern Senior Fisheries Biologist Georgia Department of Natural Resources Lake Burton Hatchery 3695 Highway 197 North Clarkesville, GA 30523 706/947-1507 (office) Anthony.Rabern@dnr.state.ga.us http://www.gofishgeorgia.com/node/939?cat=2"
Guest
2011-03-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
"March 4, 2011 LAKE HARTWELL IS DOWN 4.1 FEET, 49 DEGREES Bass fishing is fair. The bass are ready to move up as soon as the full moon rolls around. Work small crank baits in the pockets on the major creek pockets. Also the docks are ready to break loose as the bass use the shade of boat docks to feed under. Use the shallow diving crank baits in bone and fire tiger like the Rapala DT6 and DT10 in the off colored water in the backs of the major creek arms. Once the sun gets up fish the docks with a jig and a jerk bait. As the water warms up, the Zoom trick worms and a Senko will work. Skip these baits under the docks in the shady areas and then work the shallow sand pockets. As the water warms up, get out the Rat L Traps and the Red Eye Shad crank baits and run and gun the banks. Also have a Zoom Fluke and the Super Fluke ready and watch the feeding periods on the Game and Fish Forecaster to be using the right retrieves. “The Southern Fishing Report” By Ken Sturdivant 106 Hickory Ridge 770 889 2654 Cumming, Georgia 30040 http://www.havefunfishing.com"
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Hartwell Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4.1
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 86 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Hartwell Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Hartwell Lake Walleye Rating:
0.8
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Hartwell Lake Catfish Rating:
3.8
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Hartwell Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4.7
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Hartwell Lake White Bass Rating:
3.8
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Hartwell Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4.8
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Hartwell Lake Trout Rating:
0
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Hartwell Lake dfa Rating:
0
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Hartwell Lake test Rating:
0
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Hartwell Lake test ko1115 Rating:
0
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Hartwell Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.8
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

10:39

Sunset:

00:37

Moon Phase:


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