Clarks Hill Fishing Report – September 2009

GON Staff | August 25, 2009

Clarks Hill: Level: 5.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Very clear.

Bass: Look for fish to pull back shallow and start schooling on top. Turn to page 22 for info.

Good. “We’ve had an oxygen problem on the lower end of the lake, but mid-lake up we are still catching limits of fish on live herring fished 20 to 25 feet deep over the river channel,” said Capt. William Sasser. “September is the return of seagulls and the start of schooling hybrids and stripers practically all over the lake. These fish will have a lot of largemouths mixed in also. Popping corks with either Thing Poppers or spoons trailing behind are great. The upper end always produces large September stripers.”

September begins a good big-fish time on Clarks Hill, William said. “Pulling jigs in S.C. Little River is a great place to start. On the opposite end of the lake, the Raysville area over brush and creek channels we’ll fish minnows 15 feet deep and do well. If we have a cool September, the crappie bite will be on,” William said.

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