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AHQ Report - Lake Hartwell

March 5

Lake Hartwell water levels are down to 658.88 (full pool is 660.00). There is still some stained water in some creeks but overall the lake is pretty clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 52-55 degrees. 

The biggest change this week on Lake Hartwell is the number of bass that have moved shallow, but first Guide Brad Fowler points

February 26

Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 659.35 (full pool is 660.00).  There is still stained water in some creeks but overall the lake is getting clear again. Morning surface water temperatures are about 48-50 degrees. 

It’s been a better week for hybrid and striped bass on Lake Hartwell, and Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports

February 18

Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 658.38 (full pool is 660.00).  The creeks have gotten muddy and the rivers are getting dirtier as well.  

The action for hybrid and striped bass continues to improve on Lake Hartwell, and Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) is

February 5

Lake Hartwell water levels are down to 657.21 (full pool is 660.00). The main lake is clear but there is some stain in the backs. Water temperatures range from the upper 40s to low 50s. 

With all the recent rain there is still plenty of dirty water in the creeks, and Guide Brad Fowler reports

January 21

Lake Hartwell water levels are down to 658.56 (full pool is 660.00).  The lake is clear and water temperatures run from about 48 degrees down to the mid-40s. 

While there is still a deep pattern for bass on Lake Hartwell, Guide Brad Fowler reports

January 13

Lake Hartwell water levels are at 659.03 (full pool is 660.00).  While the creeks do have some color the main lake is clear. Water temperatures range from about 46-50 degrees.

The bass fishing remains good on Lake Hartwell, but Guide Brad Fowler reports

January 6

Lake Hartwell water levels rose to within 6 inches of full pool (full pool is 660.00) with recent rains but are now back down to 658.98.  After the recent rains the water got dirty in some of the creeks but the main lake remains clear. Water temperatures range from the uppers 40s to about 50 degrees. 

The bass fishing remains good on Lake Hartwell, and Guide Brad Fowler reports

December 18

Lake Hartwell water levels are at 658.08 (full pool is 660.00) and water temperatures are down to about 56 degrees. The lake is clear in most places but some of the creeks have color. 

Right on schedule, Guide Brad Fowler reports

November 24

Lake Hartwell water levels are down to 657.75 (full pool is 660.00) and water temperatures are down to about 64. The lake is clear. 

For the first time in almost a year water levels are down more than two feet below full pool, and perhaps not coincidentally Guide Brad Fowler reports

November 12

Lake Hartwell water levels are just below full pool at 659.73 (full pool is 660.00) and water temperatures are around 68-70 degrees. The lake remains pretty clear. 

The Lake Hartwell bass continue to be pounded by tournament pressure this fall, and fresh off a week on the lake practicing and then a 16th place finish in the 141-boat ABA Ray Scott Championship Guide Brad Fowler can report

October 23

Lake Hartwell water levels have dropped to a “mere” 661.13 (full pool is 660.00) and water temperatures are down to the low 70s. The lake remains pretty clear. 

There is some better news with the hybrid and striped bass fishing on Lake Hartwell, and Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports

October 7

Lake Hartwell water levels are back down to 659.90 (full pool is 660.00) and water temperatures have dropped to about 73 degrees. For the first time in a long time the lake has gone a week without rain, and so the water is very clear. Overall the regions’s annual rainfall is 26 inches above normal!

Fresh off a second place performance in a major multi-day team tournament, Guide Brad Fowler knows

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