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Lake Hartwell, South Carolina Fishing and Lake Maps

Lake Hartwell, a marvelous fishing resource very well located to the Atlanta, Charlotte and other places

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Lake Hartwell is located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains and Upcountry South Carolina. It is a beautiful lake formed by a Corps of Engineers dam on the Savannah River near Hartwell. Lake Hartwell is approximately 56,000 acres with more than 960 miles of shoreline. Fishing is one of the most popular activities at Hartwell. Fish species include largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish, striped bass and hybrid bass. Numerous recreation areas, fishing piers, and bank fishing areas provide ample fishing opportunities.

The prime season for Striped bass is late December through early March. Night fishing is most productive June through September. Stripers run from the 5 to 35 pounds with some larger 40 to 50 pound fish being caught. The lake record for Striper is over 59 pounds. Herring are a preferred bait. View a fishing report.

The average size of the Hybrids is 2 to 5 pounds. The lake record for Hybrid is over 20 pounds. Shad and herring are preferred. View a fishing report.

Bream, bluegill, shell crackers, and pumpkinseeds congregate under docks, around piers, and in submerged brush at Hartwell. Worms, crickets, and other insects are productive. Bream is a great fish for teaching youth to fish. Fish range from a few ounces to a pound and larger. Black and White Crappie are one of the most popular sport fish in Lake Hartwell. Try using minnows around piers and submerged brush. Crappie may range up to 5 pounds but expect to catch more in the one pound range. Largemouth bass are easily the most sought after fish at Hartwell. Largemouth can be nearly any time of the year with a variety of bait and lures. Look near the shore where they most commonly feed. A typical largemouth will likely be in the 1 to 8 pound range. A variety of live and artificial baits will attract largemouth bass.

Check to see if limits apply, rules, and regulations apply where you are fishing.

Those managing Hartwell do an admirable job. Fisheries habitat improvements include the maintenance of deep water and shallow water fish attractors and felling trees into water along the shoreline. Also, there are a total of 2 million acres of mountain and national forest within an hour of Hartwell Lake.

Since 1970 Kingfisher has produced lake maps for boating, fishing and recreation on many of America's hottest lakes. Kingfisher lake maps are Waterproof and Tear Resistant. They feature information such as access areas, facilities, water hazards, and more. Most Kingfisher lake maps show contour information so that you can track down the fish and avoid obstacles.

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Lake Hartwell SC
Lake Hartwell, on the border of South Carolina and Georgia. Front side(1:80,000) Back side(1:48,000) 2-sided 25"x38" Waterproof and Tear Resistant! LAKE HARTWELL is located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains and Upcountry South Carolina. Hartwell Lake is one of the most accessible lakes in the nation. Lake Hartwell has 962 miles of shoreline and 56,000 acres.
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SonarMap, Inc.

SonarMap, Inc. was established in 2000 to create a more accurate high definition fishing map. See a sample of these fine maps. Using advanced computerized hydrographic survey technology, they collected thousands of man-hours of data including water depth, lake bottom characteristics, sonar imagery and global positioning points for selected Minnesota lakes. SonarMap, Inc. then edited the survey data files to create maps marketed under the trade name ReelBottom® Fishing Maps. In response to their customers' requests for high quality maps of more of their favorite lakes, they are proud to offer Navionics® digital and paper maps.

Navionics Hotmaps
Hartwell Lake, South Carolina
A set of three maps: West, South, North. Color shaded depth contours, Major routes and highways, Double-sided with detailed area insets, Area points-of-interest, Top-down satellite photo overlay, Tear resistant, 3D lake overview, Water resistant, Measures approximately 24" x 36", and (folds to small booklet size).
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Hartwell Lake WEST, South Carolina
Color shaded depth contours, Major routes and highways, Double-sided with detailed area insets, Area points-of-interest, Top-down satellite photo overlay, Tear resistant, 3D lake overview, Water resistant, Measures approximately 24" x 36", and (folds to small booklet size).
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Navionics Hotmaps
Hartwell Lake NORTH, South Carolina
Color shaded depth contours, Major routes and highways, Double-sided with detailed area insets, Area points-of-interest, Top-down satellite photo overlay, Tear resistant, 3D lake overview, Water resistant, Measures approximately 24" x 36", and (folds to small booklet size).
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Navionics Hotmaps
Hartwell Lake SOUTH, South Carolina
Color shaded depth contours, Major routes and highways, Double-sided with detailed area insets, Area points-of-interest, Top-down satellite photo overlay, Tear resistant, 3D lake overview, Water resistant, Measures approximately 24" x 36", and (folds to small booklet size).
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Fishing Hot Spots -
Lake Hartwell - West, SC
1 of a 2 Map Set. An impoundment of the Savannah River, Hartwell Lake lake delivers a diverse fishery. A stable population of largemouth bass yield average fish of 2-pounds. Hybrids average 5 to 6 pounds, and the average black crappie is 10- to 12-inches, but fish up to 3 pounds are available. Featured Species: Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Black Crappie and Catfish
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Lake Hartwell - East, SC
1 of a 2 Map Set. An impoundment of the Savannah River, Hartwell Lake lake delivers a diverse fishery. A stable population of largemouth bass yield average fish of 2-pounds. Hybrids average 5 to 6 pounds, and the average black crappie is 10- to 12-inches, but fish up to 3 pounds are available. Featured Species: Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Black Crappie and Catfish
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DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer
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You'll always have exactly the right kind of map with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer. These indispensable atlases cover individual states with unequaled detail, including back roads, land contours, lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, hunting and fishing spots, and much more.
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Some Useful South Carolina Hunting and Fishing Links [Request a link]
Lake Hartwell -- US Corp. of Engineers site for Hartwell Dam and Lake
Fish Lake Hartwell -- Good guide to fishing at Lake Hartwell
Boat ramps at Lake Hartwell -- Boat ramp list
Clemson Marina -- Full service gas dock, launch ramp, slip rentals, pontoon boat rentals, and jet-ski rentals.
South Carolina Parks -- Search for Lake Hartwell
Georgia Parks -- Search for Lake Hartwell
Lake Hartwell maps -- Good site
Portman Marina -- Marina
Big Water Marina -- Marina
GPS guide to Lake Hartwell -- Valuable site
Fish Tales Guide Service -- Guide site
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
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