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Scott Crunkleton
October 9, 2012
If you want to catch a fish Capt Rick is one man who can hook up any time of the year.But if you want to get the most for your money take a friend and try to talk Rick into &
giving you a instructioal... trip.Its one of those things you will use on every fishing trip afterwards. I highly recommend capt.Rick See More
John Stowe
· April 18, 2014
We told Rick that we really didn't want to go "fishing." We wanted to go "catching." And He delivered, 30+ !!! Now that's what we call a "Good Friday" fishing, I mean CATCHING trip!!!

I would like to express my thanks to all the members of Striper Kings for the invitation to come to your club meeting this past Tuesday night. As I said in at the meeting, “it is an honor and a privilege to address a club like Striper Kings.” If anyone has an interest in Lightforce Marine let me know and I will get you headed in the right direction. As for those who wanted to know when “Drumming for Lake Hartwell Stripers” is going to air again. Capt. Cefus McRae from the Nuts & Bolts of Fishing TV Series said the show will re-run again in early spring on Comcast Sports Network. Check out the web site at: for more information on this show and many others. Again Thanks and God Bless The Striper Kings.If I can ever be of service to anyone of you please let me know. Rick

This past week the fishing has been up and down but we have managed to catch some really good Stripers. I'm going to give them a break for the rest of this week to fly out today to New Orleans to attend the Work Boat Show. Rest up big boys we will be back on the water soon.


The boat will not look the same this year as it is now in the custom shop. This year we will see the Light!!! YOU Just have to wait and see what I'm talking about. Fun times are coming with Spring time fishing for Stripers on Lake Hartwell.

Latest fishing report. Jigging or small minnows about two turns off the bottom. Big baits on Planner Boards in the very back of the creeks as far as you can go - way back ---- Alabama Rigs and Capt. Mack U rigs are catching big numbers. Capt. Rick

Striper Fishing in August? But isn't it too hot to catch fish? How can I find fish in deep open water? How can I catch them when I locate them? Well, Captain...
Fishing for striper on Lake Hartwell in SC with Rick Owens.

All, I will be out the first week of January 2012 as I have a major surgery required. It appears that I will be off the water for 6 weeks or longers. My current Captains that work with me will continue to take out our parties. Please feel free to call and we will get you booked. Kindest Regards, Capt. Rick

Well Folks, Here we go!!! It's November and that means its time to start fishing big baits for big fish. The lake is now turned over and the fishing will be good for the big fish as they prepare for winter. If your after a wall hanger nows the time to start. Capt. Rick

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Rick's Guide Service added a new photo to the album: September 29, 2011.


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The Fishing is GREAT on Hartwell as of the last week of September. Fish are schooling good at the dam and can be caught on freelines, downrods and trolling.