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AHQ Report - Clarks Hill

January 13

Clarks Hill water levels are up to 328.56 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures range from the upper 40s to about 52 degrees. The main lake is fairly clear with some stain while the creeks are pretty dirty. 

The hybrid and striped bass have not moved from the same general locations up the lake and in the backs of the river and creek arms on Clarks Hill where they have been, but William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports

January 8

Clarks Hill water levels are slightly up to 328.82 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures have dropped a hair into the 50-53 degree range. 

On the catfish front, Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports

January 6

Clarks Hill water levels are up to 328.54 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures range from about 51-54 degrees. While the main lake has remained clear, the creeks developed some stain and even mud lines but have cleared up again. 

The hybrid and striped bass remain up the lake and in the backs of the river and creek arms on Clarks Hill, but William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports

December 18

Clarks Hill water levels are down to 326.98 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures have dropped 3 degrees to about 56 in the last couple of days. Some areas are clear but most of the lake has a decent stain. 

With most all the hybrid and striped bass up the lake and in the backs of the river and creek arms on Clarks Hill, William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports

November 24

Clarks Hill water levels are down to 327.64 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures are around 65 or 66 degrees. The water is pretty stained. 

The hybrid and striped bass have started moving further and further up the lake and back into the river and creeks arms on Clarks Hill. William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports

November 13

Clarks Hill water levels are back above full pool at 330.27 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures still range from the upper 60s to low 70s. As expected the lake is getting dirtier and there is more trash floating around.   

On the catfish front, Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports

November 12

Clarks Hill water levels are around full pool at 329.89 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures are fluctuating between about 68 and 72 degrees. The water was fairly clear but after this wind and rain it is getting more stained and there is floating trash. 

Water temperatures are warmer than normal on Clarks Hill for mid-November, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports

October 23

Clarks Hill water levels are back up to 330.43 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures remain about 72-74 degrees. 

The patterns for catching bass on Clarks Hill seem to be changing, and tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta reports

October 8

Clarks Hill water levels are down to 329.77 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures are about 72-74 degrees. While it was not obvious when it was apparently happening it appears that the lake has turned over.

No one would pretend that the bass fishing on Clarks Hill is easy right now, but Tyler Matthews of Evans, GA reports

September 22

Clarks Hill water levels are way above full pool at 331.37 (full pool is 330.00) while water temperatures have dropped all the way to 72-76 degrees. Up the lake is muddy. 

For the second straight week one of our regular Insider reports correspondents won big on Clarks Hill, and this weekend it was tournament angler Josh Rockefeller of Augusta who took first place in the 63-boat, 2-day BFL event on Clarks Hill.

Somewhere in America there might be a pair of bass fishermen who had a better weekend than Joe Anders and Greg Glouse, but it's hard to imagine it.  In the September 12 Palmetto Boat Center tournament on Clarks Hill our regular Lake Jocassee correspondent Joe and his tournament partner

September 15

Clarks Hill water levels are up even higher to 329.74 (full pool is 330.00) and water temperatures are around 82 degrees. 

It was a heck of a weekend for tournament partners Greg Glouse and Joe Anders of Easley

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