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Lines Out Charters, LLC offers more than just day on Lake Hartwell. We provide a safe, memorable fishing experience! For each guided fishing trip, we provide not only the expertise, but the boat, bait, rods, reels and tackle needed to make your event a success... more.
Lake Hartwell Fishing Guide Services
Capt. Bill Plumley, owner and operator of Capt. Bill's Fishing Adventures, LLC. is a licensed US Coast Guard Captain with 30 years fishing experience on Lake Hartwell.
His goal is to provide his clients with a fun-filled day of fishing with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.
Capt. Bill Plumley of Capt. Bill's Fishing Adventures said that in the past week or two, he's caught plenty of fish each trip, including one recent morning when his party caught more than 20.
"The best part isn't necessarily the numbers of fish being caught right now, but the size," said Plumley (864-287-2120). "Most of the fish we've caught have been in the 7- to 15-pound range, and that's a good size fish for this time of year." Plumley likes to use only live blueback herring during the summer doldrums. Using a down-line system of fishing, he tips his medium-weight rod with one small to medium herring and the fish are liking what he's offering lately. "We're fishing anywhere from 40 to 60 feet, which seems to be where the fish are hanging out right now," he said. "And we've been catching them from what I call mid-lake to the dam." Plumley said the fish are typically hanging out around structure, mainly around the lake's numerous submerged trees, and they haven't been in one spot for more than one day. "They're definitely on the move," he said. "If you catch fish in one spot today, chances are they won't be there tomorrow." He's also seen a lot of people trolling lately, and that type of fishing usually picks up around mid-July, he said, but, don't count on seeing him pulling a line behind his boat. "I like to know where the fish are before I cast a line," Plumley said.
South Carolina Sportsman - SC Fishing, Reports, Hunting Magazine
Capt. Bill Plumley of Capt. Bill's Fishing Adventures said that in the...
Captain Bill Plumley reports the fish are schooling in the morning.
Best catches at 25-35 feet off points on downlines. Fish are scattered all over the lake, but the heat will eventually move them into bigger water. Catfish: Fair to good. Captain Bill Plumley reports the blue catfish are moving deeper, flatheads are in the main lake with channel cats across the lake in 10-20 feet of water with best results off red worms. Crappie: Fair. Captain Bill Plumley reports the best results are at night off bridges.
South Carolina Fishing Report July 15, 2011 | SC Fishing Report - 103.5 WEZL Charleston SC Country Radio Listen Live
Captain Bill Plumley reports the summer pattern is pretty much in hand in that channel catfish are scattered out across the whole lake in 15-30 feet of water.
They will take both dip (stink) bait and cut herring. The best times to fish are early, late and at night. Blue catfish have generally moved out to deeper water where they are difficult to catch in the Lake Hartwell timber. Striped and Hybrid Bass: Slow. Captain Bill Plumley reports that striper and hybrids are slower than last year by about a 1/3. Captain Bill Plumley reports that some crappie are being caught under lights at night around bridges and brush piles in 20-25 feet of water. Anglers are fishing both minnows and jigs.