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Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report – January 2024

GON Staff | December 28, 2023

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 1.3 feet below 521. Temp: Upper 40s to mid 50s. Clarity: Clear with a little green.

Bass: Tournament angler Tyler Morgan with Summerland Outdoors reports that without some heavy rains, the water will stay clear and fishing will remain tough. The best bet is to find rocks in any stained water you can find and crank them with either a Frittside or a DT-6 crankbait. Stick with natural crawfish colors unless the water muddies up. If the water gets a good stain, fish baits with more red in them. There is a jerkbait bite over brush in the clear water, but it is slow fishing, especially without forward-facing sonar. “I crank all morning, then go to a jig around docks in the afternoon,” Tyler said. Stick with deeper docks on the main lake from Idlehour to the river and up Halawakee Creek. Docks on deeper water and with rocks around them are best. Also try bluff rock banks with your jig, and wood on the rocks makes them better. If the water gets some color, slow-roll a Colorado-bladed spinnerbait with red highlights. Bump rocks and wood on the bottom out to about 10 feet deep. This time of year, seven or eight bites a day is a good goal, but you are more likely to catch a big one right now.”

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