Clarks Hill Fishing Report – January 2020

GON Staff | December 31, 2019

Clarks Hill: Level: 4.6 feet low. Temp: Mid 50s and will continue to drop along with the air temperatures. Clarity: Due to the recent rain, the river and creeks are getting muddy.

Linesides: Guide Bradd Sasser reports, “The hybrids and stripers have moved into the creeks. This time of year, you can fish with downlines, planer boards and freelines. You will find groups of fish in the ditches of the creeks in 25 to 30 feet of water that you can downline on. There are also some nice stripers scattered in the backs of creeks where freelines and planer boards work really well. Smaller herring is working really well due to a very high population of smaller bait on the lake. Watch for bird activity to indicate where the bait is. Amity and Raysville areas have been very good and also way up in S.C. Little River.” Capt. Eddie Mason reports, “If people can bear to face the cooler temperatures, the fish are still cooperating, and good fishing days can be had. Seagull sightings are positive indicators for prospecting good fishing sites. Once the water temperatures hit 48 degrees, fish are more likely to be biting smaller bait.”

Crappie: Guide Brad Sasser reports, “Crappie fishing has been extremely good with some very nice slabs coming off structure 15 to 18 feet deep in 25 to 30 feet of water. Trolling jigs has started to turn on, but this will continue to get better in the upcoming month.”

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