Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report April 2017
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 60s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament director Dennis Hudson reports, “The water was getting right until we had that cold snap that backed everything off a bit. In April, you always find bass in a various stages of the spawn here. Some will be getting ready to go on bed, and some will already be done. Everybody uses a lot of soft plastics here in April—Texas-rigged worms, Trick Worms and Senkos. You can pretty much just run down the banks here and catch bass along the seawalls and docks. A lot of bass bed in the seawall corners. The largemouth also spawn upriver in some of the ponds off the main river and in the backs of major coves. They like to bed in the pockets that have a lot of blowdowns and wood trash. The spotted bass bed a lot deeper here, so you never see the spotted bass beds. You never seem them on beds—you just know that if it is a rocky, slopping point, the spotted bass are probably going to be there.”
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