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Lake Hartwell (GA/SC) Fall Fishing Report – Updated November 28

  • by Jay

Striped and Hybrid Bass: Fair to good.  Captain Bill Plumley (864-287-2120) and Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) report that striper fishing is improving and at times there has been some good schooling activity.  The most common pattern has been fishing live herring vertically in mid-depth water.

Bass: Fair to good.  Guide Brad Fowler reports that bass are slowly starting to move into a winter pattern, and fish can be caught shallow, in mid-depths and deep.  Crankbaits, soft plastics, and even spoons are all catching fish.

Catfish: Fair.  Captain Bill Plumley reports that channel catfish are feeding very well on a variety of baits including cut herring and worms, and blue catfish should turn on soon now that temperatures are dropping.

Crappie: Slow. Captain Bill Plumley reports that crappie fishing is still slow but fish can be caught around deeper docks and brush on minnows.

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A nice striper caught recently on Guide Chip Hamilton's boat
A nice striper caught recently on Guide Chip Hamilton’s boat