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Ross Burns and Isaac Nesbitt, members of the Clemson University bass fishing team, brought in five bass with a total weight of 16 pounds, 15 ounces, to beat the second-place team of Matt Allen and Zach Youngblood from Tennessee Tech at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament held on Lake Hartwell last weekend.
Two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Marty Robinson lives in Spartanburg County, but he doesn’t need much of an excuse to make the short run down Interstate 85 to fish Lake Hartwell anytime he’s home from, well, fishing.
The Travelers Rest High School team of Oakley Connor and Daniel Clark brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday, weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the 2015 TBF/FLW South Carolina State High School Fishing Championship last weekend on Lake Marion.
The Internet and local news media were abuzz this week over several reports of a mountain lion sighting in Pickens County. The Liberty Monitor, an independent news and information website, published on its Facebook page it received several eyewitness reports of a large mountain lion spotted in the Golden Springs area off S.C. Highway 178 near Liberty.
Anderson County FLW pro bass angler Brian Latimer said Keowee bass anglers can fish for both spawning and post-spawning fish at Lake Keowee right now, though it may be hard to tell if the fish you catch are actually on the bed or have finished spawning.
Whether you are fishing one of the Savannah chain lakes of Hartwell, Russell or Clarks Hill, or one of the mountain lakes of Jocassee or Keowee, or even a smaller, more private body of water, the fishing should be better than average, as spring has finally arrived in the Upstate.
While many outdoorsmen are in the woods chasing turkey or fishing one of the local bass tournaments that crank up in the spring, striped bass angler Mike Green from north Georgia looks forward to hitting Lake Hartwell when striped bass and hybrid striped bass begin moving in large schools upriver to spawn.