Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report June 2012

GON Staff | May 31, 2012

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 1.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Slight stain up the river and in the creeks; clear on the main lake.

Bass: Tough. Dennis Hudson said it’s hard to figure anything out on Bartletts right now with the way conditions are changing day-to-day. There are a few fish in the grass, but they aren’t really in it heavily yet. Fish will bite a Spro frog fished in the grass. Or if the water is up enough, try a soft-plastic swimbait. A Texas rig on the edge of the grass is also usually good for a few fish, and any soft plastic should be as good as another. Dennis suggested a lizard, beaver or straight worm, and green colors are always good on Bartletts. The morning topwater bite is also decent both upriver and in Halawaka Creek. A Pop-R is typically a good bait for this bite. Dennis said to look for topwater fish around laydowns. These shallower fish will also eat a Texas-rigged worm. The spotted bass don’t seem to be doing much of anything right now. Dennis said you can catch them on the main-river points with a finesse worm, but they’re likely to be 8 inches long.

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