Lake Hartwell
Current Temperature:
No data Available KGSP°
Est Water Temperature:
49° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
No data Available
Wind Speed:
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Lake Hartwell
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Hartwell fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Hartwell water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
South Carolina
Latitude:
34.716751
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Pickens
Longitude:
-82.834074
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-06-26
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 81
Fishing is good. Stripers are scattered across the lake and are on the move from the creeks to main lake areas migrating toward the deeper water near the dam. Down rods fished 20 to 40 feet are very productive.
Guest
2013-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 64
To do this add a fishing report below with the actual water temperature at this lake. Reported as 74*, I ran up and down the lake on Saturday and the actual temp was 63.9 for the average.
Guest
2013-03-16
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Be patient... Spring is around the corner and the fish will be moving shallow to spawn. The warmer weather will help bring the water temps up and get things rolling. Remember the surface temp currently is 52 to 54 degrees but the water down 20 feet is still cold and fish are a little sluggish. Slow down your presentation and use smaller baits.
Guest
2013-03-14
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing has been slow. Most of the fish and bait are up in the major creeks. Pulling bait on planer boards and pulling U-rigs have been the most effective. The warmer weather forecasted should help get the fish more active.
Guest
2013-03-14
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing has been slow. Most of the fish and bait are up in the major creeks. Pulling bait on planer boards and pulling U-rigs have been the most effective. The warmer weather forecasted should help get the fish more active.
Guest
2013-01-16
Species: Spotted Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 56
I was fishing a partly exposed sandbar that tapered to a point and i was throwing a floating jerkshad into about 7 ft of water and jerking it over the sandbar. I cought a 4 lber at about 7:15 a.m.
Guest
2012-04-29
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 69
March 30, 2012 - fished the shoreline of hartwell around 6 pm. used top water lures: popper and spook. cast off of clay points and rock beds. caught several around 2 lbs, and one hog 5 pounder. great day!
Guest
2011-03-21
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
"March 18-20 I was fishing for 2 days about 4 or 5 hours a day it was a lake hartwell cabins and camping I was casting with fake minnows then fake worms then dough the husky jerk lure no fish! I person came in on a boat and caught a18"" white bass then he caught 2 carppie. And kids there were caching catfish with chicken liver so clearly I wasn't using the right bait for the right time of year."
Guest
2011-03-21
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
"March 18-20 I was fishing for 2 days about 4 or 5 hours a day it was a lake hartwell cabins and camping I was casting with fake minnows then fake worms then dough the husky jerk lure no fish! I person came in on a boat and caught a18"" white bass then he caught 2 carppie. And kids there were caching catfish with chicken liver so clearly I wasn't using the right bait for the right time of year."
Lake Hartwell Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are biting pretty good right now. Early in the morning is critical but fish main lake points and pockets with rocks. Later in the day find some rip rap or fish deeper points 30ft or so to get your kicker bass.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Hartwell at 49 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Hartwell Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake Hartwell Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Hartwell at 49 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Hartwell Crappie Rating:
4
Lake Hartwell Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 49 all crappie should be up in their spawning areas now and spawn should be getting started. There will be a few few still in the deeps and prespawn areas, but a majority should be up getting ready or already spawning. Continue to hit the creek channels on the migration routes. Focus on isolated cover in a little shallower water. No need to get crazy shallow but start focusing on 15 feet or less of water. On warmer sunny days if the water is still at 49 you should attempt to bounce back and forth from 5-15 feet of water to attempt nailing a solid pattern fo r the day. Try a Kentucky rig baited with minnow, tube bait and small jigs.
Lake Hartwell Catfish Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Hartwell Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- watermelon seed! Enough said

Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Lake Hartwell White Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hartwell Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:26 EST

Sunset:

19:18 EST

Moon Phase:


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