Clarks Hill Fishing Report – November 2018

GON Staff | October 30, 2018

Clarks Hill: Level: 3.5 feet low. Temp: 71 degrees. Clarity: The lake is turning over right now, so that’s causing the water to be stained.

Bass: Augusta College tournament angler Josh Rockefeller reports, “I’ve been finding schooling fish out on the main lake at the mouths of major creeks. Long points and humps seem to be the best places. I’m fishing a Zoom Super Fluke and a 115 Gunfish. I’m also dropping a drop shot on fish I see come across the graph. As the weather continues cool, we will see the fish push toward the ditches midways and all the way in the backs of the creeks. We should see the ditch bite getting good toward the end of November and the beginning of December, as long as the cooling trend continues.”

Linesides & Catfish: Capt. Eddie Mason reports, “I’m doing most of my fishing between Modoc and Parksville right now, so we’re still staying pretty close to home. We’re still catching limits of hybrids and stripers and some good catfish on downrods. We’re fishing in about 50 feet of water on the edge of the river channels using blueback herring for the stripers and hybrids. For the catfish, I’m going all the way to the bottom and coming up about three turns. As the water cools off, the fish should start going back in the creeks. That’s when we’ll start using planer boards, as well as downrods. When the water gets to about 58 degrees, we’ll start using smaller bait and minnows. We’ll also start doing some jigging with spoons. We’ve had a good many guide trips going out this past month. Last week, Ted Price came back out with some of his friends from Lexington, S.C. He brought Roger Price, Joe Blackwell and Zachary Tarrent. We got out there and limited out, but it took a little bit longer than it has been. We were also able to go out a little later since it’s cooling off.”

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