Lake Hartwell Fishing Report June 2014
Hartwell: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool and trending down. Temp: Mid to upper 70s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Preston Harden reports, “Bass are easy to catch in the shallow water. It will get even better with the blueback herring starting to spawn. Fish shallow with herring imitations around rocky banks, points and shoals.” Zara Spooks and flukes are excellent if you finding bass breaking early on the blow-throughs and herring-spawn areas. As the sun gets up, fish topwater over humps and points (shoal markers) on the main lake, and also try a Fish Head Spin or Greenfish Tackle jig.
Linesides: Preston reports, “Stripers and hybrids have been eating bait really well. Most days, we have been running out of bait by mid-morning—catching 30 to 50 fish. Some big stripers and lots of nice hybrids have been in the mix. There has not been a lot of surface activity, but that could change at any time. June should be even better as the fish move out of the creeks and upper lake, migrating to the main lake.”
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