Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report – December 2008
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good for numbers. Dennis Hudson has won two of the four pot tournaments he’s held on Bartletts since they switched from Tuesday evening to Saturday with the time change. The average sack is weighing about 7 to 9 pounds right now, and it’s taking 10 to 13 pounds to win. “There’s still a lot of fish being caught, but the big fish are still hard to come by,” he said. It’s taking a 4- to 5-lb. fish to win the big-fish money. Dennis said shad-pattern crankbaits, either a Shad Rap or a Rebel Wee-R, are good baits to fish right now in the mouths of the pockets in about 6 feet of water. Keep an eye out for fish busting the surface toward the backs of the pockets. If you see them, you can catch them topwater on a Zara Spook. The dock bite is hit or miss right now, but some big fish are coming off docks fished with a black/blue jig. There is also a pretty good bite on main-river points in 16 to 18 feet of water. Dennis likes to drag a 7/16-oz., black/blue Rattlin Booza Bug over the points. These same points can also be fished effectively with a shad-pattern Deep Little N.
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