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AHQ Report - Clarks Hill

July 1

Clarks Hill water levels are just below full at 329.72 (full pool is 330.00) and the water clarity is still high. Morning surface water temperatures have dropped to about 81 degrees. 

It’s been a better week for hybrid and striped bass fishing on Clarks Hill, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

June 23

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.14 (full pool is 330.00) and the water is still very clear on the lower end. Morning surface water temperatures are still about 84-85 degrees. 

Fresh off a fourth-place finish in this weekend’s BFL on Clarks Hill with 17-2, tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports 

June 17

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.67 (full pool is 330.00) and the water is very clear on the lower end. Morning surface water temperatures are about 84-85 degrees and a thermocline is starting to set up about 20 feet down. 

The hybrid and striped bass fishing is improved this week on Clarks Hill, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

June 9

Clarks Hill water levels are above full at 330.69 (full pool is 330.00). Morning surface water temperatures are about 83 degrees. 

We all appreciate honesty from fishing guides, even when things aren’t great, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

May 24

Clarks Hill water levels are still very full at 329.97 (full pool is 330.00) and, even after an inch of rain, the lower end is still clear while some of the rivers are stained. Morning surface water temperatures are about 78 degrees on the lower end and around 80 in the rivers. 

It’s been a phenomenal week for hybrid and striped bass on Clarks Hill, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

May 19

Clarks Hill water levels are just above full at 330.02 (full pool is 330.00) and with no rain clarity is high. Morning surface water temperatures are about 75 degrees and approaching the 80s in the rivers.   

It’s a similar pattern for hybrid and striped bass all over the lake from one end to the other and in all the creeks, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

May 12

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.04 (full pool is 330.00). Morning surface water temperatures are about 71 degrees. 

The hybrid and striped bass are starting to make a slow transition into summer patterns, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

May 4

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.23 (full pool is 330.00). Morning surface water temperatures have moved into the mid-70s over most of the lake. 

There has been a phenomenal hybrid and striped bass bite in the mornings on the lake, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

April 20

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.18 (full pool is 330.00) while up the rivers and in the backs of some creeks is extremely muddy. Morning surface water temperatures are about 63 degrees on the lower end of the main lake. 

The herring spawn has gotten underway on Clarks Hill, and Little River Guide Service (706-210-3474) reports

April 8

Clarks Hill water levels have shot up to 334.11 (full pool is 330.00) and with the lake so full there is a ton of debris, mud and all that goes with high water. Morning surface water temperatures are still only about 60 degrees on the lower end. 

This week in the Tommy Shaw Memorial tournament our regular correspondent tournament bass angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, Georgia had a little over 18 pounds fishing with his father, good for third place and a nice check.

April 1

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.88 (full pool is 330.00) and up the rivers the water is very dirty.  Morning surface water temperatures are still about 57-58 degrees on the lower end. 

While on some lakes people get most excited about the bass spawn, it would be hard to argue that on Clarks Hill the herring spawn isn’t the main draw. Tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, Georgia reports

March 25

Clarks Hill water levels are very high at 331.68 (full pool is 330.00) and the backs of creeks are muddy. Morning surface water temperatures on the main lake are about 57 on the lower end but higher in some creeks. 

Getting bites from bass on Clarks Hill right now is no problem, but tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, Georgia reports

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