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Lake Hartwell Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Hartwell below

November 18

Lake Hartwell water levels are all the way down to 653.94 (full pool is 660.00) and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 61 or 62 degrees.

November 10

Lake Hartwell water levels are all the way down to 653.94 (full pool is 660.00) and the lake is clear. Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 65 degrees.

November 3

Lake Hartwell water levels are down to 654.34 (full pool is 660.00) and the lake continues to be clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 69 degrees.

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About Lake Hartwell

Located on the Georgia/ South Carolina border less than ten miles to the west of Anderson, South Carolina, the Hartwell Dam and Reservoir were constructed between 1955 and 1963.  The top lake of the three “Savannah River chain” lakes, the lake is created by the Hartwell Dam located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point where the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah.  One of the Southeast’s largest and most popular lakes, Lake Hartwell covers approximately 56,000 acres at full pool, has around 962 miles of shoreline, and extends 49 miles up the Tugaloo River and 45 miles up the Seneca River.

A very popular fishing lake with abundant underwater timber, Clarks Hill is known for its largemouth bass fishery, a large population of stocked striped and hybrid bass, big flathead and blue catfish, prolific crappie, bream, and more.  The most significant forage species are blueback herring and threadfin and gizzard shad.

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