Lake Hartwell Fishing Report April 2015

GON Staff | March 25, 2015

Hartwell: Level: 1.8 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 50s. Clarity: Some stain.

Guide Preston Harden reports, “After a cold winter, March has been warmer, and the fishing has been good. We have been throwing small flukes to the banks in the afternoon catching largemouth and spots. April will still be good for artificials in shallow water, especially in the mornings before the sun gets high. Largemouth and spotted bass are everywhere. The spotted bass population has exploded, and they are easy to catch and very good eating.”

Linesides: Preston reports, “We have been catching stripers and hybrids throwing small flukes to the bank. Also, the fish will eat herring around points and shoals on freelines. By late morning, they will eat a herring on a downline in deeper water. Hybrids and stripers are on the banks trying to spawn. Some run up the Seneca and Tugaloo rivers, but most try to spawn on the banks of the main lake.”

Crappie: Preston reports, “Crappie move to the backs of creeks to spawn around any structure.”

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