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Lake Hartwell Fishing Forecast for March

Capt. Preston Harden
February 28, 2018
Lake Hartwell - Freshwater Fishing Report

Water level-3 ft. below full pool Water temp.-60 degree

After a cold January, February has been very warm. Who knows what March will bring? Hopefully it will not turn cold again. March is one of my favorite months to fish. I fish like I am bass fishing, catching bass and much more. The water is warming and all game fish become active. Most fish move shallow to find the warmest water. With the warm February, it is already happening. I like to fish afternoons as the water warms. I like to throw small flukes on a small jig head to windblown banks in the creeks. I will catch largemouth and spotted bass, hybrids and stripers. Normally the hybrids and stripers do not eat herring till April, but the water has already warmed enough for herring to work as of now. The lake is loaded with hybrids and stripers since the DNR has upped the stocking the last few years. The Kentucky Spotted bass are everywhere. They have finally become well established in Lake Hartwell. The crappie have moved into the creeks and are already shallow with the warm water. Hit the banks in the afternoon with small shad imitations and you may catch lots of many different species.

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The picture is of Capt. Preston Harden with a somewhat rare black crappie.

Capt. Preston Harden
Lake Hartwell, GA

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Preston Harden is fishing guide on Lake Hartwell, Georgia. He has fished for stripers in Georgia since the mid 1980ís. He currently fishing Lake Hartwell at least five days a week and knows where the action is.

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Bucktail Guide Service
P.O. Box 300
Commerce, GA 30529
Phone: 706-255-5622
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