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Lake Hartwell Fishing Report 7_12_2019

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Lake Hartwell - Broyles Landing  July 12th

The lake is completely full and crystal clear.  I fished a small night tournament on the south end of the lake from 7 pm to 2 am.  My strategy consisted primarily fishing main lake points,  but it did not take long to figure out that the points were not holding fish.  This is hard to describe,  but I fished the sides of points that were between two pockets where the bottom sloped away very quickly.  The banks that I fished went to 16 foot or deeper in 10 or 12 feet. 

I threw an Alabama rig briefly with no response from the fish.  I caught one on a sexyshad crankbait in 14 foot of water and 8 on a green pumpkin shakey head worm from 6 foot to 16 foot of water. 

The bite was actually pretty good until about an hour after dark and then it shutdown completely.

If i remember correctly,  the surface water temperature was 84 degrees at about 6:30 pm.

I do not have any pictures to go along with this,  but it does give you an idea of what I found.

Brad


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Thanks for the report. Never know who may be looking for current info for that area.

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Lake Hartwell - Broyles Landing  July 12th

The lake is completely full and crystal clear.  I fished a small night tournament on the south end of the lake from 7 pm to 2 am.  My strategy consisted primarily fishing main lake points,  but it did not take long to figure out that the points were not holding fish.  This is hard to describe,  but I fished the sides of points that were between two pockets where the bottom sloped away very quickly.  The banks that I fished went to 16 foot or deeper in 10 or 12 feet. 

I threw an Alabama rig briefly with no response from the fish.  I caught one on a sexyshad crankbait in 14 foot of water and 8 on a green pumpkin shakey head worm from 6 foot to 16 foot of water. 

The bite was actually pretty good until about an hour after dark and then it shutdown completely.

If i remember correctly,  the surface water temperature was 84 degrees at about 6:30 pm.

I do not have any pictures to go along with this,  but it does give you an idea of what I found.

Brad

That's the way it goes sometimes. Thank you for sharing either way Brad.  ~beer~

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Brad,

Just a thought, but on Lakes similar to Hartwell I have found once it get dark those deep fish come to the surface after bait. A jerkbait, swimbait and topwaters have been my go to just after dark.
I have often found that this goes for only a few hours before the go back to Structure.

If I find fish deep I will stay with them and cover different depths till you have them figured out and then they change again. Suspending bass are the hardest to dial in.
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