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  • Lake Hartwell Hybrids/Stripers Are Back on It

    “School is not in secession for the hybrids/stripers on Lake Hartwell, yet,” according to Brian Morton at the Bait Shop in Anderson.
    “When they started pulling water on Lake Hartwell to lower the water level, the fishing died, but the good news is that the fish are starting to group up,” said Morton.
    The hybrids/stripers are suspended about 50 feet deep in 70 feet of water down near the dam in the big coves. Anglers are reporting that they are catching a half and half mixture of hybrids and stripers on down rods while fishing live blueback herring.
    Generally, the fishing starts before sunup and then dies between 8 to 10 o’clock. Then it will pick up again and last until lunch. One angler reported catching a cooler full of hybrids and stripers from 6 to 20 pounds from 10-11 o’clock, and then they, “just shut down.”
    “This has been a totally different year for hybrids/stripers,” said Morton because of the high water levels, but the good news is that,” they are back on it.”
    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley