Clarks Hill Fishing Report September 2015
Clarks Hill: Level: 3.6 feet below full pool. Temperature: 84-86 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass are biting pretty good right now, and there are several patterns working. The hydrilla is holding some fish, but you have to fish a lot of it to find where the bass are holding. There is also some schooling activity on the main lake and rivers around the points and humps, but sometimes they will bite, and sometimes they won’t. As we head into the fall, the schooling bite should improve, and I will be throwing a Zoom Super Fluke and topwater the majority of the day.”
Linesides: Guide Capt. William Sasser reports, “The hybrid and striper bite has been very good early in the mornings around daybreak followed by a mid-day lull where they are dormant. Then, there is a great evening bite around sunset. The most productive method is downlining live herring on the sides of humps and channel points on the mid to lower lake areas in 30 to 45 feet of water. Umbrella rigs are producing some good catches by pulling them in the mouths of lower lake creeks. It’s just a little slower method than live bait, but if you aren’t on a good group of fish, it is an effective method of finding some. There is an overabundance of bait in the lake, and we are beginning to see small traces of surface activity. In the next month, we should be seeing plenty of schooling fish along the edges of the main channel.”
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