Clarks Hill Lake Fishing Report December 2017

Clarks Hill: Level: 9.2 feet low. Temp: Low 60s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Jon Hair reports, “The bite is getting better. It is taking 18 pounds to win. Most of the fish are being caught around grass using spinnerbaits and crankbaits. My tournament partner, Chris Rodwell, and I have had our best luck using Brandon Cobb’s All Purpose jig in 1/2-oz.”

Linesides: Guide Bradd Sasser reports, “Even through the cooler weather, the hybrid bite has stayed hot. There is a very aggressive bite first thing in the morning in approximately 20 to 25 feet of water. After the initial bite, the fish are scattering out, and planer boards and freelines are the most effective method. The fish are pushing farther and farther up the river toward the upper-end creeks and the creeks out Georgia Little River. The bigger stripers are also showing up in the backs of the creeks and can be caught pulling herring and gizzard shad. As the weather cools on down, expect the majority of all stripers and hybrids to move into the backs of creeks. We are starting to see a little bird activity working over pods of bait.”

Crappie: Guide Bradd Sasser reports, “The crappie bite has been great with a wide range of depths producing slabs anywhere from 15 to 30 feet of water around brushpiles and submerged timber.”

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