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Lake Hartwell, SC
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2016-04-16
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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:
34.716751
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Pickens
Longitude:
-82.834074
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 Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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 in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Hartwell Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake Hartwell Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell Crappie Rating:
4
Lake Hartwell Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Lake Hartwell Catfish Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
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):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Hartwell White Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new 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:

06:44 EST

Sunset:

20:12 EST

Moon Phase:


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