Clarks Hill Fishing Report January 2014
Clarks Hill: Level: 0.8 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Clear with a slight stain in the creeks.
Bass: Tournament angler Jon Hair reports, “Fish are in the ditches that have good grass. Watch for the schooling activity, and cast to them with a Super Fluke or a Fish Head Spin. The bigger bags are coming on a Greenfish Tackle Big Rubber Jig and a Creeper head with Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw.”
Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “With the cooler water temperatures, the stripers and hybrids have made their winter runs into the backs of creeks. Pulling planer boards is by far the preferred method using blueback herring and gizzard shad, with the gizzard shad being most productive. There is plenty of bird activity, so be sure to keep your eyes open for gulls working balls of bait with hybrids and stripers lurking below. The majority of the fish are coming from upper lake areas such as South Carolina Little River and Soap Creek. Expect them to hold in these areas until mid to late January, and then they will move farther north on the lake and out Georgia Little River around Germany Creek and Amity. The majority of the aggressive feeding is coming mid morning to early afternoon.”
Crappie: William reports, “Crappie are in full feeding mode with plenty of slabs being caught on small shiners, tuffies, and jigs tight-lining over tree tops in SC Little River around Baker Creek and Long Cane Creek.”
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