Clarks Hill Fishing Report – October 2010

GON Staff | September 29, 2010

Clarks Hill: Level: 5 feet below full pool. Temp: 83-85 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Capt. Dale Gibbs reports, “I have had fair luck lately by throwing double- and single-bladed 3/8-oz. Buckeye Lures buzzbaits with gold blades and white skirts. As always, I use a stinger hook and a custom, pearl-colored trailer made by Tony Postell, of Appling. In stained water, use the same baits and dye your trailer chartreuse. If the buzzbait bite fails during the first couple of hours, try throwing a floating worm. The spinnerbait bite should pick up if it gets cool and windy, so be ready. Try both 1/4- and 3/8-oz. Buckeye Lures baits in either white or firecracker. Use double willowleaf and Colorado/willowleaf baits. Watch for schooling activity in the main rivers and creek channels, especially on the lower end of the lake. Always keep a floating Zoom Super Fluke in pearl white and a topwater plug, such as a Lucky Craft 100 in chrome or clear, for schoolers. This activity will mostly be found around humps and deep points. Remember, only the humps and points that have hydrilla are very productive for schooling fish.”

Linesides: William Sasser reports, “The fish are concentrated on the lower end of the lake at about 30 feet deep over any depth of water. We are fishing live herring underneath schooling fish and catching some really nice slab hybrids from 5 to 7 pounds. In the evenings there are schooling fish around Keg Creek, Little River and Modoc. We are fishing Sammys and Thing Poppers with flies. As the month progresses, we will be fishing below Russell Dam for larger stripers with gizzard shad on planer boards.”

Crappie: William reports, “If the month cools off like it should, Long Cane Creek, Dry Forks and South Carolina Little River will be great places to pull jigs. Live-bait fishing with small minnows over tree tops in 25 to 35 feet of water is what we will be doing a lot of. Most of our live-bait fishing will be in Georgia’s Little River.”

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