Lake Hartwell Fishing Report – November 2019

GON Staff | October 26, 2019

Hartwell: Level: 4.4 feet low. Temp: 77 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Matt Justice reports, “Largemouth and spotted bass are feeding well now that the water temp has dropped a few degrees. Topwater and schooling activity has been the best bet for larger fish. Fish are also pushing farther into creeks, and they are biting crankbaits, jigs and buzzbaits around rocks and docks. A few fish are being caught on a Pulse Jig. Expect a lipless crankbait bite to pick up over the next few weeks. Fish can still be caught on points with brush, fishing a drop shot in 10 to 30 feet of water. A football jig bite should begin soon on rocky points.”

Linesides: Guide Preston Harden reports, “Hybrids and stripers leave the deep water of the lower lake and migrate up the lake into the rivers and creeks. They start to key in on threadfin shad. They can get picky and only eat small baits. I like to have a small jig and fluke or a white in-line spinner for schooling fish. A small jigging spoon bounced off the bottom in the creek arms will work during the middle of the day with bright sun.”

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