Lake Hartwell Fishing - Lake Hartwell Georgia  
 






 
 
 
 
Lake Hartwell Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular wildlife related activities in the southeast, and Lake Hartwell’s vast shorelines and more than 50,000 acres of water create the most excellent location for anglers. Fishing opportunities are ample on Lake Hartwell as there are numerous recreation areas, fishing piers, and banks. Fish species found in the waters include: largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish, striped bass and hybrid bass.   Buy Real Estate in Lake Hartwell and you will enjoy fishing on the lake everyday.  Browse for Lake Hartwell Property and other Northeast Georgia Real Estate in Hart County Georgia.

Lake Hartwell Fishing is permitted from the shoreline and from a boat, however, fishing is not allowed off boat ramps, courtesy docks, bridges, and off private boat docks, unless the owners grant permission. Developed bank fishing areas, places along the shoreline where brush piles have been placed that attract schools of fish, are marked with signs and open to anglers. Fishing piers are scattered on Lake Hartwell, and can be used by license holders.

When planning your next Lake Hartwell Fishing Trip, there are some things to keep in mind. Navigational maps, available at area stores and marinas, indicate depths and show the locations of navigational buoys and fish attractors. Topographical maps of Hartwell Lake are available for sale at the Lake Hartwell Office. Fishing licenses are a requirement according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and can be used to fish along Lake Hartwell and its tail waters in both Georgia and South Carolina.

The tailwater is another spot for catching game fish in the area. Rainbow trout are annually stocked by Georgia and South Carolina DNR. Access to the tailwater is obtained through the use of Georgia River Recreation Area in Hart County, or at the South Carolina River Recreation Area on the opposite side. Wading on tailwater rocks is permitted, but quite dangerous as they are slippery. While power generators are operating rapid rises and turbulences are possible along tailwaters.


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