Hartwell Lake
Current Temperature:
41° F
Est Water Temperature:
61° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.15 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Hartwell Lake 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. Hartwell Lake 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!
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 55
"March 11, 2011 LAKE HARTWELL IS DOWN 3.2 FEET & 55 DEGREES Bass fishing is good. This week brought on a few changes in the weather with the cold front that moved in on Sunday night. The good news is the bass did not respond to the front and the shallow water bite is still on. The majority of the bass are still being caught in three feet of water or less and anglers are having good limits at the scales. Most of the boats are heading into the coves and concentrating their efforts on the shallow flats and the boat docks. Shallow running Shad Raps and spinnerbaits seem to be the baits of choice this week. Use the number five Shad Rap in shad colors and the Fat Free Shad are working mid day and later. The back part of the docks is a heavy producer right now along with areas of the bank that hold a good amount of wood. The bass seem to be relating to the wood right now. Soft plastics are not doing well this week so use a slow moving bait on or near bedding areas like a suspending jerk bait. The large buck bass are shallow and aggressive now working the bottom and making large beds. Don't look for a bunch of bites in one area. The pattern is to fish a cove good and then move on. Eastanollee Creek and Sugar Creek is still good places to start this week. “The Southern Fishing Report” By Ken Sturdivant 106 Hickory Ridge 770 889 2654 Cumming, Georgia 30040 http://www.havefunfishing.com/"
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
"Lake Hartwell - The water temperature was 49 degrees on Tuesday (3/1). Walleye have moved further upstream and are now mostly concentrated upstream of the Walker Creek Boat Ramp, which is located in Toccoa on Yonah Dam Road. From Toccoa, take Prather Bridge Road (Highway 184) out of Toccoa. Hwy 184 will eventually turn right, cross the river and head into South Carolina, but you should travel straight where the road changes names to Yonah Dam Road. The Walker Creek boat ramp is 2.5 miles from this point. My crew collected 8 big females up to 7 lbs a short distance upstream of the boat ramp in depths ranging from 2 to 9-ft deep (see photo). This area is a great place for anglers who fish from kayaks since the river shallows rapidly a few hundred yards upstream of the boat ramp. Anthony Rabern Senior Fisheries Biologist Georgia Department of Natural Resources Lake Burton Hatchery 3695 Highway 197 North Clarkesville, GA 30523 706/947-1507 (office) Anthony.Rabern@dnr.state.ga.us http://www.gofishgeorgia.com/node/939?cat=2"
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
"March 4, 2011 LAKE HARTWELL IS DOWN 4.1 FEET, 49 DEGREES Bass fishing is fair. The bass are ready to move up as soon as the full moon rolls around. Work small crank baits in the pockets on the major creek pockets. Also the docks are ready to break loose as the bass use the shade of boat docks to feed under. Use the shallow diving crank baits in bone and fire tiger like the Rapala DT6 and DT10 in the off colored water in the backs of the major creek arms. Once the sun gets up fish the docks with a jig and a jerk bait. As the water warms up, the Zoom trick worms and a Senko will work. Skip these baits under the docks in the shady areas and then work the shallow sand pockets. As the water warms up, get out the Rat L Traps and the Red Eye Shad crank baits and run and gun the banks. Also have a Zoom Fluke and the Super Fluke ready and watch the feeding periods on the Game and Fish Forecaster to be using the right retrieves. “The Southern Fishing Report” By Ken Sturdivant 106 Hickory Ridge 770 889 2654 Cumming, Georgia 30040 http://www.havefunfishing.com"
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Spring Fishing Tip Provided by Guide Chatt Martin:Though the redbud bloom always turned out to be a good guideline, we now know that when the water gets to about 55 degrees and the days start getting longer, crappies come in to the bank to spawn (breed). They're very easy to catch during this period, as long as you’ve got some minnows or small jigs and bobbers, a gravel bottom (rocks about the size of a pea are just right), and something sticking up off the bottom like a tree, a dock piling, or a brushpile. If you're not sure, just look for a place where the bank has been trampled down by all the other fishermen! Creeks and rivers that don't have much current are still just as good places to start as they were when I was a kid. If you're fishing a lake or a pond, start on the north shore where the water warms fastest. Remember that crappies always feed upward, so if you're in 3 feet of water, put your jig or minnow about a foot under your bobber.
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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.





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