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  • Topwater Bass Action on Lake Hartwell

    The bass on Lake Hartwell are hitting topwater lures, and until the cold weather drives them back down, it should stay this way for a while.

    The water temperature on Hartwell is in the low 70s, and the largemouth bass are hiding in the brush piles waiting to smash topwater baits. Some of the best brush piles are located in 10-15 feet of water off points and ledges, but others are located back in the coves.

    The main lures that anglers are catching these bass are the original Zara Spook in chrome and a medium Sebile Magic Swimmer in white. They are also hitting spinnerbaits with silver blades and white skirts, plus white flukes.

    No matter what you are throwing, always have a topwater lure ready to cast for the schooling bite. The schooling bass are coming up quickly and going back down just as fast. These fish are feeding back in the coves and over standing timber.

    So enjoy the topwater bass action on Lake Hartwell until the cold weather sends them back down.

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