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Lake Hartwell Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Hartwell below

March 16

Lake Hartwell water levels are at 659.59 (full pool is 660.00) and clarity is overall good but there is still some color in the creeks. Morning surface water temperatures were up to 62 but after a series of freezing nights have plummeted back into the mid-50s. 

March 8

Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 659.41 (full pool is 660.00) and clarity is overall good but there is still some color in the creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are around 58-60 degrees.  

February 24

Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 658.20 (full pool is 660.00) and clarity is overall good but there is still some color in the creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are around 53-55 degrees. 

February 15

Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 657.75 (full pool is 660.00) and clarity is overall good. Morning surface water temperatures are mostly in the low 50s.

February 2

Lake Hartwell water levels are down to 657.23 (full pool is 660.00) and the lake is stained in areas. Morning surface water temperatures are around 49-51 degrees.

January 26

Lake Hartwell water levels are up to 658.02 (full pool is 660.00) and the lake is once again getting muddy. Morning surface water temperatures are around 50-51 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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