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  • Lake Hartwell Hybrid/Striper Fishing

    Because we had almost no winter, “the hybrids/stripers have already started the transition into their summertime pattern,” according to Capt. Steve Pietrykowski of Fishski Business, or 864-353-3438.

    With the water temperature in the mid-70’s, the hybrids/stripers have already moved down below the Seneca and Tugaloo Rivers. The fish can be found off the Savannah River back in the coves and off primary points.

    “Freelining for the fish will continue for a few more weeks,” says Capt. Steve, “ but the down rod bite is consistent.” The fish are located in 30 feet of water and hitting live shad on down rods.

    From sunup to mid-morning and late afternoon, be ready for topwater action. The hybrids/ stripers are coming up fast and chasing bait on top. Capt. Steve says to be sure to have a chrome Sammy or Zara Spook ready when the fish come up.

    Overcast days are best, but fishing is still very good anytime. Get after the hybrids/stripers before they move into their summertime pattern and the fishing gets tough.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley