Lake Hartwell

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Lake Hartwell Fishing Charters

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Lake Hartwell: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(56 reviews)
Anderson
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trips from $245
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Westminster
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Hartwell
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Clarks Hill
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Anderson
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Thomson
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Mount Airy
Westminster
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trips from $400
Comer
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Anderson
trips from $275

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Hartwell

According to customer reviews, Electric City Fishing Charters, Fishing With Mike Harter, and Bent Rods Charter Company are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Hartwell. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Hartwell.

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Hartwell fishing trip is $421, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $512 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing With Mike Harter and Bent Rods Charter Company received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Hartwell.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, and Spotted Bass. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Bottom Fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

A Lake Hartwell fishing adventure offers up some of the best freshwater angling action in the Southeastern US. It’s located only about 2 hours from Atlanta, GA, as well as from Columbia, SC, making this honey hole a year-round favorite for local and visiting anglers. Whether you’re looking for a serene day on the water or a testy battle with a big fish, Lake Hartwell delivers.

The clear favorites for Lake Hartwell anglers are Hybrid and Striped Bass. Anyone who’s tried casting for these fish knows why – they bite quickly and furiously, providing for one of the best freshwater battles around. Lake Hartwell isn’t a one trick pony fishery, though. There’s also a great stock of Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Catfish, and Crappie.

Lake Hartwell’s fish stock is so good, it’s easy to hook your limits of 10 fish per day. Even if you’ve only got a couple of hours to spare, you’ll go home with some Catfish and Crappie. If you came in the hope of battling some Hybrid or Striped Bass, and you’ve got the time, nothing quite does it like a full day trip.

The South Carolina-Georgia border effectively splits Lake Hartwell in two. This means you can access the lake from boat ramps in both states. Hartwell Marina in Georgia and Big Water Marina and Campground in South Carolina are both popular departure points.

Rules & Regulations

You can fish anywhere on Lake Hartwell with a valid South Carolina or Georgia fishing license. A fishing license is required for all anglers over the age of 16. To improve your chances of catching fish and ensure you’re fishing lawfully, heading out with a guide is recommended.

Lake Hartwell
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27732 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The beginning of the year marks one of the best times to land Hybrid Bass. If it’s particularly cold and the bite is weak, you can always count on Crappie.

February

As long as the water temperature is over 50 degrees, most of the lake’s game fish including Hybrid, Striped, and Largemouth Bass, will bite eagerly. Crappie feed all winter, too, making for an easy dinner. 

March

Crappie spawning season begins and these delicious fish move closer to shore. In other news, fishing for Largemouth, Spotted, Hybrid, and Striped Bass remains strong. 

April

It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for! The warmer water temperatures create the ideal environment for spawning Striped Bass. To hook these fish, head into the lake’s shallow waters.

May

It's one of the best months Lake Hartwell! Head out in the early morning when the Striper bite is best and when it’s not too hot on the lake. The fish are hungry after spawning season and eager to eat.

June

Catfish come right up to shore, making for excellent bottom fishing. Bass fishing gets a little more difficult as the waters warm up but, in the right spot, you can still find good topwater action.

July

Beat the heat by heading out early and taking advantage of one of the most productive months on the lake. Head deep into the lake for topwater Striper and Hybrid Bass action.

August

Topwater remains the name of the game! Hybrid and Striped Bass make for thrilling action on the lower main lake. The bite is best early in the morning and you’ll avoid the sweltering heat.

September

Bass prefer cooler waters, so the Hybrid and Striper fishing on should just be getting better and better. They’ll move closer to shore, saving you from a longer trek into the lake’s deeper waters.

October

Cooler water fish start to move towards the shallows, making it easier to catch them. There are far fewer boats on the water but the Hybrid and Striped Bass fishing is still excellent – don’t miss out!

November

The fish start to migrate up the lake and into warmer, shallower creeks as winter looms. The remaining Largemouth, Hybrid, and Striped Bass, however, will greedily bite on a variety of baits.

December

The lake’s remaining Bass are eager to fatten up for the remainder of winter. They’re congregating in the shallows and the lake’s surrounding creeks. 

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Bring your brimmed hat, sunglasses and sun screen..... ready for catching fish?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your brimmed hat, sunglasses and sun screen..... ready for catching fish?
Todd  W.
Todd W. Johns Creek, GA
Dress warmly and get ready to reel in some fish with Gir-R-Done guiding service
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warmly and get ready to reel in some fish with Gir-R-Done guiding service
Joe  W.
Joe W. Tabb, VA
Fish with a guide first. Learning from someone experienced is extremely valuable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with a guide first. Learning from someone experienced is extremely valuable.
Witte  C.
Witte C. Greenville, South Carolina
Just book your next fishing adventure and be sure you’ll have a lot of fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just book your next fishing adventure and be sure you’ll have a lot of fun!
Stefano  C.
Stefano C. Colfax, NC

Git R Bent Guide Service LLC
Git R Bent Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Clarks Hill
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Tim is an excellent guide, knows the lake extremely well we caught our limit in three hours!
Lee  B.
Lee B. Mint Hill, NC
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing charter in Westminster
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
It was a beautiful morning! We had company from out-of-town and we definitely made some memories! I would recommend Captain Mike and would most certainly book with him again!
Robyn  W.
Robyn W. Powdersville, SC
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
It was a fun trip with captain Wyatt. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and very patient with my grandson. The bite was slow, but we caught some good fish.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Greenville, South Carolina
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
It was great! Our captain was great at communication and everything went so smoothly! Would totally recommend!
Georgia  D.
Georgia D. Anderson, SC
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Very friendly guy and an awesome time. Would definitely recommend booking with the guide service!
Seth  H.
Seth H. Piedmont, South Carolina
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing charter in Westminster
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Mike was extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and accommodating. We had six adults - two skilled, four of varying degrees - and he was great with everyone. He went to the trouble to provide live bait as well as lures and worked to make it a great experience. Our catches weren’t epic, but that’s what storytelling is for LOL. Thanks Mike!
Beverly  L.
Beverly L. Dallas, TX
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing charter in Westminster
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a great time! Mike's a great guy to spend the day with. He was super knowledgeable and very patient with my grandsons.
Tom  C.
Tom C. Cumming, GA
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Best fishing guide in the business I have used him a couple of times and he has always put us on the fish and he’s a great guy to be around
Dennis  B.
Dennis B. Charlotte, North Carolina
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
I highly recommend "Limit Chaser Outdoors LLC" because of their amazing knowledge of the area, and if you want to catch the limit and have a great guide, this is who you want to use. We had a great time on the water today. 
Blaze  M.
Blaze M. Easley, South Carolina
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
This was on my bucket list of things to do. We always try to fish but are not very good at it! We reeled in some big fish on our trip! Had fun and made some memories!
Donavan  B.
Donavan B. Easley, South Carolina
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had fun, learned some new things, and caught some big fish!!! We will be recommending to our friends and booking another trip when we can!
Brittany  B.
Brittany B. Easley, South Carolina
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing charter in Westminster
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Mike was outstanding. We had a wonderful day on the lake. He knew where the fish were.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Flowery Branch, GA
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Bro I’m telling you, my new friend Chris will put you on ‘em. I moved to Lake Hartwell a few months ago. I needed a good guide for my brother and his twin boys and put us on ‘em! On another trip my daughter went from I’m not touching fish to her cradling big Striper. This is your guy.
Steven  M.
Steven M. Abbeville, South Carolina
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Ultimate Fishing and Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Went out on two boats with Chris and David with a group of 7. Most of us were newbies and were happy to find out that they did all the work - putting the bait on, netting the fish, etc. Chris was well-organized, super-chill and did a great job finding the fish. Everyone had a great time. Thanks again!
Brettandelaine  S.
Brettandelaine S. Anderson, South Carolina
Git R Bent Guide Service LLC
Git R Bent Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Clarks Hill
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Tim was a great guide. He knows his stuff and he knows the lakes well. He took us to multiple spots with tons of fish and caught to our limit. Lots of fun!
Joey  K.
Joey K.
Reel Time Charters
Reel Time Charters
Fishing charter in Mount Airy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Rick is super communicative and knowledgeable. We had the best time and will definitely go fishing with him again! We would definitely recommend him to everyone!
Marguarette  D.
Marguarette D. Duluth, GA
Reel Time Charters
Reel Time Charters
Fishing charter in Mount Airy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
This father/son trip was great! We had a lot of fun fishing and bonding. The lake in Moccasin State Park was beautiful. We caught a few keepers too.
Daniel  K.
Daniel K. Lake Mills, WI
Git R Bent Guide Service LLC
Git R Bent Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Clarks Hill
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Tim knew exactly where to find the fish and provided helpful tips for techniques for bringing in the catch. His enthusiasm with each catch was contagious. I would recommend booking with captain Tim. As a side line his photography skills are pretty good when looking to capture your trip memory.
CHRISTINE  H.
CHRISTINE H. Inman, SC
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing With Mike Harter
Fishing charter in Westminster
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Recommend Mike for any fishing needs on lake very patient and knowledgeable.
Melvin  H.
Melvin H. Glennville, GA
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Limit Chaser Outdoors
Fishing charter in Anderson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
My wife and I went out with Captain Wyatt and had a blast. Within 3 hours we had limited out and had a cooler full of fish. His personality and expertise allow you to enjoy the trip whether your a first time fisherman or an experienced angler. I highly recommend him (just not on days I want to rebook with him)!
Tony  L.
Tony L. Charlotte, North Carolina