Clarks Hill Fishing Report August 2018

Clarks Hill: Level: 1 foot low. Temp: 86-88 degrees. Clarity: The water throughout the majority of the lake is clear. There is some slight staining in the smaller creeks and coves from wind and rain.

Linesides: Guide Bradd Sasser reports, “The downline bite around daybreak has been fantastic, and we are seeing a pretty steady bite even after the sun settles overhead. The hybrid and striper bite has also been really good in the afternoons from about 5 until shortly after sundown. The fish are stacking up off of points and humps in 30 to 40 feet of water early in the mornings feeding. After that, they are moving into deeper water along edges of the channel or ditches and will be anywhere from 30 to 60 feet. There has been really good fishing from Wells Creek down to Modoc. There has also been very good fishing around Cherokee and Grays creeks. These patterns should hold steady throughout the next month, and then we will begin to see some schooling activity.” Capt. Eddie Mason reports, “Fishing is getting better and better. The oxygen lines in Modoc have been on for about three weeks. After about a week with just one line on, they turned the other one on, also. Seems like the majority of the fish were about two weeks late getting to the oxygen lines and below the oxygen lines compared to last year. We’re starting about 5:30 in the morning, and most days by 8 or 9 o’clock, we’ve limited out with 30 to 40 fish. We’re fishing main river channel points and humps from the oxygen lines to the dam. We’re fishing 50 to 60 feet deep with downrods. Drop it to the bottom, and crank it up three turns and then hold on. We’re using live blueback herring and some cut bait. It should be like this for about another six weeks.”

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