Lake Hartwell

Current Temperature:
39°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.27 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Lake Hartwell
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South Carolina Reports

Lake Hartwell General Information
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

County:
Pickens

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
34.716751

Longitude:
-82.834074

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Hartwell Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Hartwell Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Hartwell Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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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):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Hartwell Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Hartwell Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hartwell Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Hartwell Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Lake Hartwell Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Hartwell Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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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 Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Hartwell Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Lake Hartwell Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- watermelon seed! Enough said

Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Hartwell White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Hartwell White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Hartwell Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Hartwell Striped Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Lake Hartwell Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
07:24 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:47 EST







Lake Hartwell Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dnr.sc.gov  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/fish/freshrecs/rec...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html  

State Parks
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/freshfish...