Clarks Hill Fishing Report December 2011
Clarks Hill: Level: 10.3 feet low. Temp: Upper 50s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide William Sasser said, “Ditches all over the lake anywhere from 15 to 40 feet deer is where the larger bass will hang out. Buckeye Lures Mop Jigs is a perfect bait for this way of fishing. Just make sure you purchase the lures that come with patience. Winter fishing can be a little slower than the rest of the year, but it is the time when most of the 10-lb.-plus fish come out of Clarks Hill.”
Crappie: Good. William said, “December is slab time. The springtime small fish have grown to good eating size by now. We will fish brushpiles in 25 to 35 feet of water with small shiners 20 feet deep. With the lake low, it gives plenty of treetops sticking out of the water to choose from. We mainly fish from Little River bridge to Raysville bridge but will occasionally wander in Buffalo Creek or South Carolina Little River to pull jigs.”
Linesides: Very good. William said, “December on Clarks Hill is one of my favorite months to fish. Freelines and planers with herring and gizzard shad are productive in the Amity area, as well as South Carolina Little River. Hybrids will show up around the dam, also. Downrods with herring 20 to 30 feet deep is how we will catch a lot of fish in December.
White Perch: William said, “This year we had a explosion of perch everywhere. Minnows fished on the bottom in 20 to 50 feet of water works literally everywhere, and they are great fish-fry material.”
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