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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Hartwell 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. Lake Hartwell 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:
34.71675
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Pickens
Longitude:
-82.83407
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-06-26
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 81
Fishing is good. Stripers are scattered across the lake and are on the move from the creeks to main lake areas migrating toward the deeper water near the dam. Down rods fished 20 to 40 feet are very productive.
Guest
2013-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 64
To do this add a fishing report below with the actual water temperature at this lake. Reported as 74*, I ran up and down the lake on Saturday and the actual temp was 63.9 for the average.
Guest
2013-03-16
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Be patient... Spring is around the corner and the fish will be moving shallow to spawn. The warmer weather will help bring the water temps up and get things rolling. Remember the surface temp currently is 52 to 54 degrees but the water down 20 feet is still cold and fish are a little sluggish. Slow down your presentation and use smaller baits.
Guest
2013-03-14
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing has been slow. Most of the fish and bait are up in the major creeks. Pulling bait on planer boards and pulling U-rigs have been the most effective. The warmer weather forecasted should help get the fish more active.
Guest
2013-03-14
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing has been slow. Most of the fish and bait are up in the major creeks. Pulling bait on planer boards and pulling U-rigs have been the most effective. The warmer weather forecasted should help get the fish more active.
Guest
2013-01-16
Species: Spotted Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 56
I was fishing a partly exposed sandbar that tapered to a point and i was throwing a floating jerkshad into about 7 ft of water and jerking it over the sandbar. I cought a 4 lber at about 7:15 a.m.
Guest
2012-04-29
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 69
March 30, 2012 - fished the shoreline of hartwell around 6 pm. used top water lures: popper and spook. cast off of clay points and rock beds. caught several around 2 lbs, and one hog 5 pounder. great day!
Guest
2011-03-21
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
"March 18-20 I was fishing for 2 days about 4 or 5 hours a day it was a lake hartwell cabins and camping I was casting with fake minnows then fake worms then dough the husky jerk lure no fish! I person came in on a boat and caught a18"" white bass then he caught 2 carppie. And kids there were caching catfish with chicken liver so clearly I wasn't using the right bait for the right time of year."
Guest
2011-03-21
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
"March 18-20 I was fishing for 2 days about 4 or 5 hours a day it was a lake hartwell cabins and camping I was casting with fake minnows then fake worms then dough the husky jerk lure no fish! I person came in on a boat and caught a18"" white bass then he caught 2 carppie. And kids there were caching catfish with chicken liver so clearly I wasn't using the right bait for the right time of year."
Lake Hartwell General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.7
Lake Hartwell Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are biting pretty good right now. Early in the morning is critical but fish main lake points and pockets with rocks. Later in the day find some rip rap or fish deeper points 30ft or so to get your kicker bass.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 89 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!
Lake Hartwell Crappie Rating:
3.8
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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.
Lake Hartwell Walleye Rating:
2.2
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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.
Lake Hartwell Catfish Rating:
3.7
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Catfish will be more active than most other species in the lake. However they will be feeding much slower due to the lake having less oxygen and less healthy than when the water temperature is a little cooler. Donít throw in the towel, your monster catfish may be waiting for you. As always the best time to go fishing is every time you can go fishing. Good luck!
Lake Hartwell Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- watermelon seed! Enough said

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.
Lake Hartwell White Bass Rating:
3.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell Striped Bass Rating:
3.7
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell Trout Rating:
2
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell dfa Rating:
0
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Lake Hartwell test Rating:
0
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Lake Hartwell test ko1115 Rating:
0
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Lake Hartwell Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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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:

10:37

Sunset:

00:37

Moon Phase:


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