Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report – August 2008
Bartletts Ferry: Level: Down 2.9 feet below full pool. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: Clear, with a good shoreline stain on Saturdays because of boat traffic.
Bass: Fair. Dennis Hudson said the patterns have been inconsistent, and the big fish are still hard to find. It’s been taking about 9 pounds to win his weekly Tuesday-evening tournaments. “The water’s been down about 3 feet, and it’s about killed the grass bite,” Dennis said. “But the mayflies have been out.” He said he’s caught some good fish with Pop-Rs around mayfly hatches, and he’s also caught a few on a junebug finesse worm on a shaky head, also around the mayflies. That same finesse worm will produce on the rock banks, as well. Some other anglers in his tournament have had some luck with the upriver bite around the shoals, which appears to be heating up. Buzzbaits, flukes and other reaction baits are good choices for the shoal bite. Another pattern that has produced some fish is a jig bite on a 1/4- to 3/8-oz. black/blue jig on brush tops in 12 to 15 feet of water.
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