Clarks Hill Fishing Report – July 2023
Clarks Hill: Level: 0.9 feet above 660. Temp: 78-82 degrees. Clarity: The lower end is clear, but recent rains have stained the upper arms and backs of creeks a little.
Bass: D.J Hadden with Hadden Outdoors reports that your best bet is to run and gun a summer herring pattern. Concentrate on water 15 to 25 feet deep off shoals and main-lake points with brush and rocks. Work walking baits, jerkbaits and flukes over deep canepiles, then cast a jig or drop shot to them later in the day. There are always some bass shallow and eating bream. The full moon the first of the month and the near full moon at the end of the month will be key times to find bluegill beds and catch bass around them. A Berkley Choppo and Greenfish Toad Toter topwater worked around the beds will catch bass. You can also catch some shallow bass on those baits around blowdowns and grassbeds. There are a few grassbeds up the Savannah River, but you have to search for them.”
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