Lake Hartwell has been fishing great for me this winter! Ive been on them all winter! This weekend was horable fishing conditions for winter fishing with high winds and fridge temps. For me it didn't seem to matter what the weater was... the fishing was great, actually Sunday I had one of the best days all winter even in the high winds. I felt pretty lucky that I could hid frome the wind and catch fish. I have been noticing that the fish have been a little more sluggish due to the cold water, but Ive been lucky to be on some big bodies of fish that picking away a good number of bites hasn't been too much of a prob. It is a little more of a patient bite in the winter. Slow down everything, fish smaller baits and you will put more fish in the boat. Good depths to look... 20-45 have been good for me. The birds also have been working fish great for me this winter. Look for gulls and then start using your graph. Bait is also a key. If you find both the gulls and a large consintration of Bait, odds are the stripers are close. Water temp has been cold...48 degrees... and yes all these fish have been caught on live bait!
Call Capt. Steve: 864-353-3438
About the Capt.
Capt. Steve is a Registered US Coast Guard Capt. Being 32 years old, Capt Steve has made a living fishing for over 12 years. Capt. Steve has logged many hours on the US and International waters fishing for Salmon in the rivers of Alaska down to the Florida Keys after Sailfish and over to the Bahamas Blue Marlin fishing.