Clarks Hill Lake Fishing Report – September 2017

GON Staff | August 30, 2017

Clarks Hill: Level: 6.9 feet low. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Jon Hair with Greenfish Tackle reports, “The Clarks Hill bass fishing is pretty tough right now. Most fish are being caught throwing a buzzbait early, and a few bass are starting to school. The best baits to use for the schooling fish are a Lucky Craft Sammy and a Zoom Super Fluke.”

Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “The hybrid and striper bite has been hotter than the weather, with some really nice-sized solid fish being caught. The bite is coming shortly after daybreak and peaking out around 8:30 or 9 in the morning. It starts back around 5 or 6 in the evening. The fish are holding in deeper water along the edges of the main channel on both the lower and upper ends. Recently they have been at the mouth of every main creek in the ditches. The smaller fish are coming 25 to 30 feet deep, and the quality ones are between 50 and 80 feet deep. The smaller, shallower fish are very easy to get to bite, with the deeper ones being a little tougher. The biggest key this time of year is to make sure you keep fresh bait on. Umbrella rigs and spoons are producing some, but the best part of that bite is coming during generation. Several people are catching some decent fish trolling planer boards with heavier weights on them along the edges of the channel. Within the next few weeks, we will start seeing schooling fish, so be sure to keep a topwater plug close by.”

Catfish: Guide William Sasser reports, “The catfish bite has really turned on. Almost every point or hump you pull up to in 40 to 50 feet of water is producing some nice channels and flats. You really couldn’t ask for more enjoyable fishing right now with a steady bite and some very nice-sized fish.”

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