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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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SHUCK PEN EDDY - LAKE RICHARD RUSSELL
5/6/2013 4:16:36 AM -
4/17/2016 12:48:41 AM - Submerged Bridge
4/17/2016 1:13:35 AM - Fish Attractor
Boat Ramp #2
8/13/2020 2:29:58 PM -
Boat Ramp #2
Devils Fork Boat Ramp
8/13/2020 2:29:57 PM -
Devils Fork Boat Ramp
1/27/2017 12:25:42 PM -
Good ledges around this bowl that will hold fish.
4/17/2016 12:45:10 AM - Submerged Trees
1/27/2017 12:23:04 PM -
Good rocky point that holds fish.
18 Mile Creek Boat Ramp
5/3/2013 5:24:32 PM - 18 Mile Creek Boat Ramp
4/17/2016 1:10:41 AM -
Good hump with the channel close by.
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There is a 42.86% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 9 Largemouth Bass counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.52% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 2 Green Sunfish counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL GREEN SUNFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.52% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 2 Redbreast Sunfish counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL REDBREAST SUNFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.52% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 2 Spotted Bass counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL SPOTTED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.76% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL BLACK CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.76% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 1 Bluegill counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL BLUEGILL COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.76% catch rate for Guadalupe Bass, based on 1 Guadalupe Bass counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL GUADALUPE BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.76% catch rate for Hybrid Striped Bass, based on 1 Hybrid Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL HYBRID STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.76% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 1 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.76% catch rate for White Crappie, based on 1 White Crappie counted.
ENLARGE LAKE HARTWELL WHITE CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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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Lake Hartwell Fishing Report February 5th 2023
2/5/2023 12:13:19 AM - Great afternoon on Lake Hartwell. Mr Kyle and his son John Luke got into the crappie. Boated 100 plus fish kept 50 to bring home to eat. Rodney Donald The post Lake Hartwell
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report February 4th 2023
2/4/2023 12:29:33 AM - Today Lake Hartwell Crappie is fishing with Mr. Robby. We put a two-man limit in the boat and probably threw back around 50. Let’s get you out there for some limits. Rodney D
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report February 1st 2023
2/1/2023 9:31:39 AM - Lot of action today on Lake Hartwell fishing with Sammy. We caught over a 100 fish today and kept 40. Give me a call to get you on some nice fish! Rodney Donald The post Lake
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report April 1st 2022
4/1/2022 3:49:55 AM - Bass fishing is heating up on the lake. Chatter Baits and Jerk Baits are producing well. The Baits need to be pearl color to get the shad look. Start fishing banks sun hits f
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report - June 17 2021
6/17/2021 9:48:05 AM - Lake Hartwell continued to fish really strongly this past week as the summer patterns being set up. The only noticeable change from last...
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report - June 11 2021
6/11/2021 9:58:48 AM - There’s no better time to be on Hartwell chasing striper and hybrids than June! June really marks the start of the summertime patterns...
Lake Hartwell Fishing Report - May 7 2021
5/7/2021 9:25:39 AM - Here come the crowds! This past week was one of the busiest we’ve seen with several major bass tournaments and pleasure boaters starting...
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