Lake Hartwell Fishing

Lake Hartwell Fishing

Lake Hartwell is a 56,000-acre freshwater lake, with 962 miles of shoreline, on the border between Georgia and South Carolina. The Hartwell Dam was constructed in 1962, creating this reservoir and making it one of the largest recreation lakes in the southeastern region of the US. Lake Hartwell is named after Nancy Hart, a woman who turned the tables on British troops that invaded her property during the American Revolutionary War. Because of frequent flooding in the area before construction of the lake, the abandoned town of Andersonville is now underwater. Many of these ruins, as well as lots of fish attractors were set up in the lake, providing good fishing year-round.

Lake Hartwell fishing offers opportunities to catch over 40 different types of fish. The most commonly caught species are Bream, Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye. Other types of fish you could catch while fishing Lake Hartwell include Carp, Gar, Shiners, Trout and Warmouth. One of the largest fish caught at the lake was a 66-pound Flathead Catfish in 2010. Striped Bass is a popular species to target at Lake Hartwell and has delivered some amazing catches, such as the record 59-pound, eight-ounce beast in 2002. If you visit Lake Hartwell in winter, the best fish to target are Brown Trout, Catfish, Crappie, Hybrid Bass and Striped Bass.

Top Lake Hartwell Fishing Spots

    5/6/2013 4:16:36 AM -

  2. Submerged Bridge
    4/17/2016 12:48:41 AM - Submerged Bridge

  3. Fish Attractor
    4/17/2016 1:13:35 AM - Fish Attractor

  4. Boat Ramp #2
    8/13/2020 2:29:58 PM - Boat Ramp #2

  5. Devils Fork Boat Ramp
    8/13/2020 2:29:57 PM - Devils Fork Boat Ramp

  6. Submerged Trees
    4/17/2016 12:45:10 AM - Submerged Trees

  7. Bobbys Hole
    1/27/2017 12:25:42 PM - Good ledges around this bowl that will hold fish.

  8. Overlook Point
    1/27/2017 12:23:04 PM - Good rocky point that holds fish.

  9. 18 Mile Creek Boat Ramp
    5/3/2013 5:24:32 PM - 18 Mile Creek Boat Ramp

  10. Sentua Hump
    4/17/2016 1:10:41 AM - Good hump with the channel close by.

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Lake Hartwell Fishing Prediction

No historical data for this area.

To date, there are 0 species of fish and a total of 0 fish counted for Lake Hartwell and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Top Lake Hartwell Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Grady's Great Outdoors
    Grady’s Great Outdoors has been outfitting the upstate since 1961. Our mission is to provide outdoor enthusiasts with quality products and superior customer service in a family friendly atmosphere while inspiring others to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Top Lake Hartwell Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Shad Slinger Fishing Charters
    Over 20 years of experience - servicing Upstate SC with a one of a kind fishing guide service for Striped Bass and Hybrids.

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Top Lake Hartwell Marinas

  1. Hartwell Marina
    Hartwell Marina is a full service boat yard. We offer boat cleaning and detail service, hull repair and painting, dive service and boat recovery. Hartwell Marina offers dry stack storage and secure slips from 20' to 70'. Dedicated shore power

  2. Lake Keowee Marina
    The Upstate's Finest Full Service Marina. Conveniently located on beautiful Lake Keowee, in Seneca, South Carolina. Nestled in a beautiful blue water cove, Lake Keowee Marina does the work and you have the fun. Gas Pumps close 30 min prior to clo

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