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July 21,2010

Report Date: July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010
Striper Report
Lake Hartwell
2 feet below full pool
87 Degrees surface temp.

Stripers are in their summer pattern and should remain deep till the water cools. Last year the pattern held till mid-October. Look in water depths of at least 40-50 feet deep. The fish have been in the bigger creeks and coves from mid-lake to the dam. There are still some fish further up, but the herring die quickly in the upper lake. The best bite for me has been in the 70-90 feet deep water. Fish may be suspended in the trees or on the bottom between trees. A good sonar is very important now. A good GPS with detailed topography helps locate channels, flats, points, humps and other bottom contours. Fish a live herring on a Carolina jig at the depth where you mark the fish on your graph. When it gets real hot in August and the fish don�t want to eat, try �power reeling� by reeling the bait slowly up through the fish. Then lower it back below with a jigging spoon or butterfly jig if you don�t want to use herring. A soft plastic fluke on a drop shot rig is another option if the fish are on the bottom. If they come up, throw a top water plug and work it fast.

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