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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.
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There is a 31.8% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 76 Redbreast Sunfish counted.
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There is a 15.06% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 36 Warmouth counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL WARMOUTH COUNTS CHART
There is a 13.81% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 33 Black Crappie counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL BLACK CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART
There is a 12.97% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 31 Bluegill counted.
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There is a 12.13% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 29 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.
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There is a 5.44% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 13 Largemouth Bass counted.
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There is a 2.93% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 7 Green Sunfish counted.
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There is a 1.26% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 3 Spotted Bass counted.
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There is a 0.84% catch rate for Chain Pickerel, based on 2 Chain Pickerel counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL CHAIN PICKEREL COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.84% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 2 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
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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 the year 1600.
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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Hartwell are the following:
SHUCK PEN EDDY - LAKE RICHARD RUSSELL
Boat Ramp #2
Boat Ramp #2
Devils Fork Boat Ramp
Devils Fork Boat Ramp
Good ledges around this bowl that will hold fish.
Good rocky point that holds fish.
18 Mile Creek Boat Ramp
18 Mile Creek Boat Ramp
Good hump with the channel close by.
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Lake Hartwell Fishing Report May 20th 2023
Great morning all the pieces came together for Mr. Michael and his son this morning they caught some pigs! We put a three man limit in the boat real quick.Great catch fellas.
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report May 19th 2023
Had the pleasure of taking the legend Mr Rick Dodd fishing this afternoon and he put some slabs in the boat. The Crappie fishing is on fire right now. Rodney Donald The post
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report April 23rd 2023
The Porter boys don’t play around when they fish they put a limit in the boat quickly this morning. Great catch guys. Can’t wait to have you back. Rodney Donald The post Lake
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report April 07th 2023
2 trips today were very successful. Billy and his family endured a rainy Good Friday to catch a box full of hybrids with us today. Kyle his daddy Tim and Kyle’s boss/buddy Ro
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report April 01st 2023
My clients that I took out this afternoon did not waste any time putting the fish in the boat they caught their limit and threw back a lot more great catch guys can’t wait to
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report March 21st 2023
Mr. Cole and his grandfather really worked them over this afternoon on the lake. Real blast fishing with y’all guys great catch. I can’t wait to have you back￼. Rodney Donald
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report March 12th 2023
Had a lots of fun as always this morning fishing with one of my favorite customers Chuck Mcoy He put a hurting on them￼ again! Rodney Donald The post Lake Hartwell Fishing Re
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report March 3rd 2023
Mr. Matthew and Martin had a great time on Hartwell today catching Crappie this morning.Great catch guys can’t wait to have you back to do it again. Rodney Donald The post La
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report February 24th 2023
Well I got to have the legend Mr. Rick Dodd back on my boat this today and we put a couple of good limits of slabs in the boat great catch can’t wait to do it again. Rodney D
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report February 18th 2023
Wow what a fantastic trip today. Mr Kyle and his son John Luke hammed the Crappie. boated over 100 fish with 50 to cook up. We could not find any big fish but we tore up the
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