Lake Hartwell OverviewBased on Fishing Reports for Winter Largemouth Bass
- Football Jigs2
- Shakey Heads2
- Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)2
- Deep Diving Crankbaits (13'+)1
- Hard Jerkbaits1
- Largemouth Bass9 Reports
- Spotted Bass6 Reports
- Panfish / Bluegill1 Report
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Most Reported Baits
Chick Magnet Flat Sided Crankbait Fire Craw / 2 1/4"
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Reported for Crankbaits 0-6'
Tour Grade Football Jig 1/2 oz / Green Pumpkin Craw
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Reported for Football Jigs
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Lake Hartwell Fishing Reports for Winter Largemouth Bass
136 Reports on Lake Hartwell
The fishing was tough in the morning when it was cold and the water was cold. when the sun came to the bite started to heat up. the Ned rig and the Drop shot were the most productive. There were a lot of fish on points in all depth ranges. if the points had rocks on them then the fish would be near the rocks.
The Fall time of year is one of my favorite times to fish lakes with Blueback herring in them, especially Lake Hartwell! And the two biggest tips I can share with you on fishing lakes with Blueback herring in them during the fall is, Speed is your friend and you can never cover too much water! You have to find as many Cane piles, man made brush piles, as you can and fish your topwater baits and flukes as fast as you can over top of them until you ignite a feeding frenzy of spotted and largemouth bass swarming after your bait! Start on the main lake points and work your way into the creeks until you find where majority of the bass are located.
A lot of fish were found on points near boulders or any other type of structure. If the bite is tough, jerk baits can also lure fish that aren't wanting to bite, out of brush piles. Natural colors mainly.
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