Posted August 13 2010 - 12:46 PM
Wow, its not often you find boys from the Upstate on the national forums talkin about local lakes, especially Hartwell and the other Savannah River lakes. I love Hartwell, especially during the spring and fall. Hard to beat the swimbait there, both hard and soft ones. Guys, pm me, I would love to talk about bait selections for the lakes y'all fish and compare notes. I've never fished Keowee, but my grandpa won 4 tournys in row there with his club over a 4 year span on a particular bait. The number one rule of thumb for all Savannah River lakes is to follow the herring and match the bait color. If you do this, then you will consistently catch bass, and big ones. Skey, what areas of Hartwell do you usually fish. I tend to fish the main lake areas, unless its during the spawn. Im almost positive you can get on the rocky points and catch dozens of coosa or redeye bass right now out there on the main lake, and they tend to run in packs, so you can usually load the boat real quick.
Y'all boys are a little farther north than me, but I got a hunt and fishin club pond thats full of fish in Union, SC, and if y'all are ever in the area message me and we can take a trip out. That pond usally averages bout 20-30 bass a trip, and during certain times of the year 100 bass days arent uncommon during peak times. Glad to see some local boys on the forums. Stay in touch guys.
Presbyterian College Student and Bass Fishing Aficionado.
Long Time Carolina Gamecock fan.