Lake Hartwell Fishing Report November 2016
Hartwell: Level: 7.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 68-70 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The fishing is starting to improve with cooler water temperatures, and the bass are beginning to feed up on the baitfish as they move back into the creeks. This time of year it is critical to find the baitfish, so I look for them on the surface and on my Lowrance electronics. Once you locate the fish, they can be caught on a variety of baits. I like to start out throwing topwater and crankbaits to catch bigger, aggressive fish shallow. The offshore topwater bite can be good all day, and sometimes it will be the only bait to throw. If the fish are not schooling, you can still catch a lot on humps and points in the brush anywhere from 15 to 30 feet deep. The best presentation for fishing around brush is the drop shot or jig worked slow along the bottom. Later in the month the bait and bass should really begin to stack up in the creeks or ditches, and the jigging spoon will be hard to beat for catching numbers of bass.”
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