Clarks Hill Fishing Report September 2014

GON Staff | August 27, 2014

Clarks Hill: Level: 3.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to low 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Tournament fisherman Jon Hair reports, “The best bite right now is shallow. Pick up a Greenfish Tackle Shark double-blade buzzbait, and cover water all day. A shady bank that is close to deep water is a good area to concentrate on. The hydrilla is coming back, and fish will hold in and around it, so it is a good cover to fish. There is still a deep bite at 15 to 25 feet off humps and points. I would throw Ol’ Monster worms Texas- or Carolina-rigged.”

Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “Right now hybrid and striper fishing is as good as it gets with coolers filling quickly in the morning with slabs. The morning bite is very good with the majority of the bite coming from humps throughout the main channel of the lake with the fish stacked 35 to 40 feet deep on the bottom and can be caught by downlining and making sure you keep fresh herring on the hook. The afternoon bite is a good steady bite that has similar patterns to the morning fishing, but look in a little bit deeper water from 40 to 50 feet deep. The oxygen lines are on around Modoc with more of a patient bite, but it is producing some very nice-sized stripers. We have started seeing early signs of schooling activity around Shriver Creek, and in the next couple of weeks it should break loose with hybrids schooling throughout the mid-lake areas. Be sure to keep a casting pole close by with a fluke or a Sammy for the breaking fish, but also keep a few downlines out with herring for the larger fish that should be holding under the small schooling fish.”

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