Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report August 2011

GON Staff | July 28, 2011

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 88 to 93 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

The fishing has either been up or down, said Dennis Hudson. He said it’s been taking anywhere from 7 to 12 pounds to win his tournaments. There has been a sporadic topwater bite running the main-river banks in the mornings or evenings. Look for mayflies. If you find them, you can catch a few fish throwing something like a Pop-R or a floating worm. You might also be able to find some topwater activity in the shady backs of pockets. Dennis said it may be too hot for anything to be up in the grass. The grass bite has died off over the last month. The only consistent bite going right now is on brush off the ends of deeper docks, both at night and during the day. This bite has been all soft plastics. Dennis said they’ve been hitting a finesse worm on a shaky head, a 10- to 12-inch Rage Tail worm on a Texas rig and a creature bait like a Sweet Beaver. Green pumpkin has been the best color during the day. Black has been the best night color, and brush off lighted docks has been better at night.

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