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Old 01-30-2018, 07:45 AM
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We are now down 8 feet. That is good compared to when it dropped recently down to 10 feet. It will be interesting to see what the level is in mid-March when the Classic comes to town.

My opinion is if you have 3 huge lakes like Hartwell, Russell, and Clark Hill on one river chain that you should be able to maintain higher water levels.

So, if the lake does come up to say 5-6 feet down there will be a ton of cover to fish this spring.
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:38 PM
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No doubt Hartwell fishes great after a few years of drawdown but unfortunately don,t look like its gonna happen anytime soon.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:04 PM
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That's the reason I sold my place on clarks hill.
I will never own another lake house on a Corp of engineer controlled lake.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:47 PM
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Well I can't believe we are only 2.5 feet down and rising.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:12 PM
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Would love to hear some reports from Hartwell from time to time. I would imagine it is a great lake to fish with the classic heading there.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:57 PM
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I live on Lanier, but Hartwell is my go to lake. If you know the lake all species of game fish are easy to pattern. Up the rivers is some of the best Hybrid and crappie fishing in the country, bass are great at night. Mark
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:35 PM
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I fished there this past Saturday. The water is really coming up fast. Lots of shoreline cover now. I caught most of my fish on a jig in 5-10 ft. Fished on the Tugaloo side. We cant wait until the classic expo gets here. We went in 2015 and it was great. Love having the classic in my hometown.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:37 AM
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Speaking of Corp lakes, I have had a place on Lake Russell for 26 years and have never saw it more than 2-2 1/2 ' down !!
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:37 PM
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Speaking of Corp lakes, I have had a place on Lake Russell for 26 years and have never saw it more than 2-2 1/2 ' down !!
It's a pump back facility, same as Lake Oconee.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:52 PM
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As stated they keep Russell full or near full pool due to generator pump back.
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:56 AM
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It wouldn’t surprise me any, When the classic is over the corps start lowering Hartwell.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:52 PM
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We have had a lot of rain, even more on saturated soil. The SE radar around Hartwell and Lanier's watershed has been busy. Big lakes, small watershed. Mark
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