Bass: Veteran tournament angler Stan Gunter of Greenwood reports that in June there should be a topwater bite first thing in shallow water. During the heat of the day fish should be caught deep in 15-20 feet on crankbaits and worms.
Bass: Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that bass will move deeper this month, and fishing with deep running crankbaits or plastics worms around deep structure up to 40 or more feet down will be the best pattern.
Striped bass: Guide Wendell Wilson (706-283-3336) reports that in June striper will be on both ends of the lake, with free-lining working in the upper lake and down-lines working in the lower lake.
Crappie: Guide Wendell Wilson reports that fish will move into deeper brush this month where they can be caught on jigs and minnows.
Catfish: Guide Jerry Kotal reports that fish will move deeper this month into 15-25 feet where they can be caught on cut herring.
Bass: Tournament anglers Tyler Matthews of Evans, Georgia, and Josh Rockefeller of Augusta report that this month fish will be caught early off points with flukes, and after that fish can be caught deeper over humps and around brush on worms or jigs.
Striper and hybrids: William Sasser Guide Service (706-589-5468) reports that most years in June fish will be caught on down-lines in 35-40 feet of water, even though they never moved that deep last summer.
Crappie: William Sasser Guide Service reports that this month fish should be found around brush that sits in 20-25 feet of water. Anchoring and then fishing vertically with minnows is usually the best pattern.
Catfish: Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the best fishing in June will be in the early morning or late evening. Anchoring on humps and points and fishing with cut bait at a variety of depths is the best bet.
Striper and hybrids: Guide Chip Hamilton (864-304-9011) reports that for most of June fish should be caught on free-lines early and down-lines after the sun comes up, and if it gets really hot fish will move as deep as 45-50 feet.
Bass: Guide Brad Fowler reports that after an atypically tough May this could be an unusual June, but usually the majority of the fish head offshore this month where they can be caught on drop shots and shaky heads around deep brush piles.
Crappie: Captain Bill Plumley reports that crappie fishing slows down in the heat on Lake Hartwell, but fish can still be found around brush 18-25 feet deep close to the bottom. Fishing at night with lights around bridges can also be productive.
Catfish: Captain Bill Plumley reports that during June channel catfish will bite well in less than 20 feet of water on a variety of baits including cut herring and nightcrawlers.