To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the construction of Hartwell Dam and Lake, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have tagged 50 fish that could "reel in" prizes for some lucky anglers.
Corps’ Fisheries Biologist Jamie Sykes and Natural Resource Specialist Jess Fleming visited numerous coves around the lake and tagged multiple species of fish, including largemouth bass and crappie, as part of this event. The fish were released in various undisclosed locations around Hartwell Lake. The specially-marked tags read "Hartwell Dam and Lake 50th Anniversary."
Any angler who catches a tagged fish should call the Hartwell Lake Operations Manager’s Office at 888-893-0678 ext.335 to report their catch. Anglers who can verify their catch by providing the tag to the Hartwell Lake Office will receive a reward and prize package, courtesy of Grady’s Outdoors, located in Anderson, S.C. Tags should be turned in at the Hartwell Visitors Center, located at 5625 Anderson Hwy. Hartwell, GA 30643.
For more information regarding this event, please contact the Hartwell Lake Operations Manager’s Office at 888-893-0678.