1. Any reports on the Bass? Im coming to fish Hartwell for the first time in about a month. What stage will the bass be in during the last week of march , first week ...more of april? Just asking because down here in south louisiana we have bass spawning now so i didnt know how far behind they will be up there. What are water temps normally?

    1. Greg Toney 0
      Matthew. Just wondering if you ever made it?
    2. matthew warden 0
      Thanks for the response! which pockets normally hold more fish than the others on the south end? the sc side or the ga side?
    3. Greg Toney 0
      Matthew, right now the lake is wide open. fish are in major spawn move since the new moon. If you saw the results from the FLW event you will see any pockets any ...more where on the lake is good. the lake is on fire this week. It really doesn't matter this week. Now in two weeks we will be past the spawn so the docks will begin to make a big target as the fish move out to rest. There will be a lull for a couple of weeks. Not saying it will be bad but it will be post spawn. It just won't be as good. But topwater should be important and we are very early spawn due to the warm weather. I suspect we may get some more spawners at the full moon this week. if you will be here on March 31 to April 3 you probably will have to deal with fish protecting spawn. Females will be very difficult to catch but the males will be protecting the babies. normally I would have expected the spawn to be a little later. Main lake near dam will be later on the nooks and points that way but the way things are moving I think every bass in lake is shallow on this full moon. Sorry.
    4. matthew warden 0
      I hear the bass are moving up! What are some good pockets to look in first?
    5. Greg Toney 1
      I am headed down this week and will do a little fishing so I will see water temps and color. Typically mid lake northeast coves warm first. We seem to get some warm ...more days and nights so the fish movement should be quick with warming trend. Say from Portman marina to confluence of Seneca and Tugaloo. Would try Beaverdam and little Beaverdam. If it warms enough then the flats in the very back of the creeks should see spawning if warm enough.
    6. matthew warden 0
      thanks greg! what area of the lake warms the fastest? down here the south east side warms faster, then the north will catch up and surpass the south about 2 weeks ...more later. are there any areas i need to concentrate on? and im only asking for general areas. it specific spots. such as north, south east, etc. or maybe like the tug creek arm,etc.
    7. Greg Toney 0
      Matthew water temperature was in high 40s late last week with cold snap. I expect temps to be rising this week. Expect bass should be pre spawn to spawn when you ...more arrive.

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