Clarks Hill Fishing Report August 2011

GON Staff | July 28, 2011

Clarks Hill: Level: 4.3 feet below full pool. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Slow. The fish are out on humps that top out in 15 to 20 feet of water. Fish jigs, Carolina or Texas-rigged worms. A big Ol Monster worm is a good bait for this bite. Plum and tequila sunrise are good colors. The standard schooling bite around these main-lake humps isn’t really going on right now, but keep an eye open for schooling fish. If they come up, a Sammy, Spook or popping-cork rig should do the trick.

Linesides: Good. William Sasser reports, “Fish are starting to break everywhere on the surface, with small flukes being the best lure to catch them with. Our guide trips are limiting out with live herring fishing 35 feet down on the bottom. We are fishing anywhere from Parksville to the dam and back up into Georgia Little River. Nighttime fishing under Little River bridge is great in August for crappie as well as hybrids.”

Crappie: Good. William reports, “In August, Clarks Hill crappie move out into the trees along the river channel approximately 20 to 30 feet deep. We fish small shiners in the tops of the trees and catch a lot of large crappie. You just have to keep moving around until you find the them. The Corps of Engineers fish attractors work well this month. Just fish on the bottom with small shiners.”

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