Lake Hartwell or Wateree - Which is the best bet??

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by tnfishman, May 9, 2007.

  1. tnfishman

    tnfishman New Member

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    tennessee
    Within the next two weeks which lake would be the best bet to catch some catfish on, Hartwell or Wateree. Am coming from out of state and need some info.
     
  2. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    State:
    Rock Hill,S.C.
    some good cats being caught now in wateree,especially in the river run,have seen several nice ones come out lately and heard of many,many more,cant speak of hartwell,i have never fished there,would like to get there soon,i know some good ones was caught during the cabelas king cat,maybe some of the other guys can help you with a report from there
     

  3. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    State:
    Lancaster,
    Wateree is much smaller and easier to find your way around. Cats are biting.
     
  4. weathermantrey

    weathermantrey New Member

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    State:
    central,sc
    Right now is prime time for us on hartwell. I've caught my biggest flatheads for 3 straight years during the end of May. If you wanna go after some flatheads now is the perfect time on hartwell.
     
  5. tnfishman

    tnfishman New Member

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    State:
    tennessee
    What is the best bait to use and where can you find a nice motel near the lake or river?
     
  6. SC Hartwell

    SC Hartwell New Member

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    State:
    Pickens, SC
    Wateree is much more easy to fish, but I prefer Hartwell since I am starting to find some good holes!