Clarks Hill: Level: 8.5 feet low. Temp: High 40s to mid 50s. Clarity: Most of the lake is very clear, but there’s some very slightly stained water in the smaller creeks.
Linesides: Guide Bradd Sasser reports, “This time of year you will find a good downline bite around daybreak along the edges of ditches or off small points and humps farther back in creeks. The initial downline bite will come anywhere from 15 to 25 feet of water where the hybrids and stripers have pushed the herring up and are feeding on them. After this initial feeding, the groups are breaking up and moving around. When this happens, planer boards, freelines and corks all become very effective. For the most part, you will find the fish on the move running the ditches. These patterns will stay the same for the most part with just some variance in depths until the spawn season comes. This time of year, you will find the majority of the fish either pushed up the lake near S.C. Little River and the 378 Bridge or out Georgia Little River near Cherokee and Grays Creeks. As spring approaches, they will begin moving back down the lake.”