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Lake Hartwell Fishing Report

Learn more about Lake Hartwell below

May 12

Lake Hartwell water levels are still above full at 660.27 (full pool is 660.00) and the lake is very clear. Morning surface water temperatures dropped to about 70 degrees but have now rebounded to about 74. 

This week the cold front made them work a little harder to catch hybrid and striped bass on Lake Hartwell, but Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports

May 4

Lake Hartwell water levels are still above full at 660.45 (full pool is 660.00) and the lake is basically clear everywhere again as it has gotten very dry. Morning surface water temperatures are about 73 degrees over much of the lake. 

It’s still a very good bite for hybrid and striped bass on Lake Hartwell, but Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports

April 21

Lake Hartwell water levels are still above full at 660.26 (full pool is 660.00) and the backs of some creeks are Clemson orange after recent rains. Morning surface water temperatures range from 58 in cooler creeks to 62 on the main lake to 66 or 67 up warmer rivers. 

It’s been a great week, and today was a fantastic day, for hybrid and striped bass fishing on Lake Hartwell.  Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports

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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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