Lake Hartwell Fishing Report – May 2022

GON Staff | April 28, 2022

Hartwell: Level: 0.3 feet above 660 Temp: 65 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Linesides: Preston Harden, of Bucktail Guide Service, reports,  “Fish are shallow and eating. May is the most consistent and reliable month of the year. Most game fish have spawned and are hungry. Early mornings are the best time to find feeding fish. Hybrids and stripers are in their spring pattern. They are spread out mostly up the lake and in the major creeks. They are feeding on shad and blueback herring. Pulling a lively herring with no weight will get slammed by any nearby hybrid or striper. Largemouth and spotted bass will also eat the herring. Herring imitations like bucktail jigs and flukes will get bit. Stay shallow all month for all game fish. Try to fish early or late or all day when it’s cloudy.”

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