Clarks Hill Fishing Report November 2013

GON Staff | October 30, 2013

Clarks Hill: Level: 1.1 feet below full pool. Temperature: 68-72 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Jon Hair reports, “The bite is still shallow on buzzbaits, Zoom Trick Worms (merthiolate) and spinnerbaits. As the water cools, the fish will move deeper and get in hydrilla. Your best bet then is to throw a Greenfish Tackle big rubber jig (green pumpkin) or a 1/2-oz. Greenfish Creeper Head with a Zoom Speed Craw.”

Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “The morning bite is on with schooling fish finally showing up along the edges of the main channel around mid-lake areas. Small 1- to 2-lb. hybrids are being caught on the surface while the better 3- to 7-lb. hybrids and stripers are lurking below about 20 to 30 feet below waiting for the bait that the smaller fish are busting up. When the schools aren’t up, we are catching hybrids stacked up 30 feet deep off of main and secondary points along the main channel from the lower dam up to Shriver Creek. With the fish pattern running late this year, and a rapid transition taking place, expect to be pulling planer boards within the next couple of weeks. This will produce larger stripers. On the upper end of the lake around Fishing Creek, cutbait fishing in 28 to 35 feet of water has been producing nice teenage stripers and plenty of catfish.”

Crappie: William reports, “Crappie fishing is as good as it gets with slabs being caught in Georgia Little River over treetops either using jigs or small shiners 20 feet deep.”

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