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AHQ Report - Clarks Hill

June 26

Clarks Hill water levels are back above full pool at 330.08 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures in the main lake are up to 80-81 degrees. While there is some debris floating from the rain yesterday it is not a significant, and the water is still very clear. 

On the bass front, there are a couple of different ways to target fish. The first is to fish the shallows, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta

June 10

Clarks Hill water levels are down but still above full at 330.52 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures in the main lake are up to 80-82 degrees. They are as high as 85 in the backs. Clarity is good.

As bass get further into a summer mode the usual deeper patterns are starting to pick up, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports

June 2

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 331.33 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures in the big water are cool for June at 77 degrees. The lake had cleared up but with recent rain it is stained again. Due to rain as well as wind there is also a lot of debris in the water. 

Bass fishing has gotten tougher on Clarks Hill, but tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

May 20

Clarks Hill water levels are above full and rising at 330.98 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures range from 73-76 degrees. The lake was relatively clear before this newest round of rain which is already muddying the lake. 

The winning bass patterns have not changed a whole lot on Clarks Hill, but tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

May 12

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full at 330.40 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures range from 68-70 degrees. Up the lake the water is dirty but cleaner that it was, while down the lake it is fairly clear. The water is stained because of high winds, not rain.  

There are still a bunch of bass shallow on Clarks Hill, and tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

April 29

Clarks Hill water levels are above full at 330.43 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface temperatures are in the upper 60s. Clarity is good.

While there are still some bass on the bed on Clarks Hill, tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

April 15

Clarks Hill water levels above full at 330.55 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface water temperatures are around 65-57 degrees. Up the lake is fairly muddy while down the lake is cleaner. 

We are in the period when bass on Clarks Hill can be caught on pretty much any shallow pattern you want to fish, and for tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta

March 31

Clarks Hill water levels have risen to 331.67 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface water temperatures are in the mid- to upper-60s. Clarity has improved but there is a significant amount of debris in the water. 

The spawn is very much still underway and you can certainly catch bass on Clarks Hill by running the banks with soft plastics like a floating worm, but tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta

March 25

Clarks Hill water levels are still above full pool at 330.43 (full pool is 330.00), and morning surface water temperatures are in the lower 60s. The lake has cleared but is still stained to muddy in areas. 

The bass fishing on Clarks Hill is as good now as it was tough a couple of weeks ago, and tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

March 13

Clarks Hill water levels are well about full pool at 332.88 (full pool is 330.00), and water temperatures have risen into the upper 50s. Even though the lake remains very high it has cleared some, although there is still a ton of debris including stumps and logs floating around. 

Finally conditions have forced his hand, and William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports

February 27

Clarks Hill water levels are well about full pool at 332.63 (full pool is 330.00), which is actually down almost a foot and a half in the last week. There is no clear water anywhere on the lake – it is just a matter of how stained it is. The middle of the channel is muddy and full of debris, logs, broken away docks, staircases, and even lawn chairs. In many cases the backs of creeks are actually cleaner. Water temperatures range from the low to mid-50s.    

Even though water conditions are – to put it mildly – unusual, tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

February 17

Clarks Hill water levels have shot way up to 333.10 (full pool is 330.00), and even though there are reports that the Corps will soon open the floodgates for now people’s docks and walkways are under water. There just haven’t been a lot of places to send the water without flooding the downstream areas. The backs of all the creeks are extremely muddy, and while the lower end is clearing a bit it looks like more freshwater and therefore mud is coming.  There is a ton of debris floating and surface temperatures range from about 52-53 degrees. 

Unusual water conditions are forcing anglers away from traditional winter patterns, but tournament angler Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

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