Clarks Hill Lake Fishing Report – November 2019

GON Staff | October 26, 2019

Clarks Hill: Level: 5.8 feet low. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: This is the time of year when the lake is turning over and that makes the water cloudy.

Bass: Tournament angler Josh Rockefeller reports, “Fish are still schooling on the main lake and are on the move to the backs of the creeks as November gets closer. Throwing a fluke to the fish breaking the surface is your best bet. Albino-colored Zoom Super Flukes on sunny days and switching to a pearl color with the tail dipped in chartreuse on cloudy days is working. Fish are also relating to rocky points with a Buckeye Lures Goby Sled and a green-pumpkin Zoom Speed Craw. Look for the rocks in 5 to 12 feet of water.”

Linesides: Capt. Eddie Mason reports, “I’ve been fishing mid lake running points, humps and the mouths of creeks. We’re fishing in the main river channels, too. Drumming and chumming is helping a lot, and we’re using live bait and downrods. Fish seem to be on the move, so catching them in one spot today doesn’t meant I’ll get them there tomorrow. As the weather cools down, the fish should start going in the creeks and rivers more. We’ll be fishing planer boards and downrods then.” Guide Bradd Sasser reports, “The hybrids and stripers have moved away from the lower end of the lake and out the Georgia Little River branch and mid to upper lake areas around 378 bridge, S.C. Little River and Soap Creek. The fish are currently near the mouths of the creeks but are beginning to push back in them, especially as the temperatures drop. This time of year, downlines work extremely well in 25 to 35 feet of water.  We are also in the beginning of trolling gizzard shad and herring on freelines and planer boards for some larger stripers. Find the bait, and you will definitely find the fish. They are feeding extremely aggressive. You may see some bird action indicating where pods of bait are.”

Crappie: Guide Bradd Sasser reports, “The crappie have moved into structure back in creeks in 20 to 25 feet of water. The fish have been 8 to 12 feet deep. Anchoring and fishing small shiners on brushpiles has produced some very nice catches. Also, trolling jigs around the treetops has really started producing some nice catches.”

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