Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report – May 2009
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool. Temp: 65 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Good. Dennis Hudson said there have been some good sacks coming in from his Tuesday evening tournaments out of Idlehour. He said folks have been catching them in a number of ways. Dennis said he’s caught most of his fish throwing Texas rigs and shaky heads at shallow shoreline structure, rocks and blowdowns. He likes a junebug or watermelon finesse worm for this bite. There is also a very good bite on shallow-running crankbaits along rocky banks and seawalls. Dennis said he wasn’t sure, but the rumor is the 21-lb. limit that won a recent tournament was caught on a Lucky Craft RC1. On into May, Dennis said he hopes the water will clear up. He said high winds have the Georgia side of the lake muddy, with a lighter stain on the Alabama side. He said in these conditions to spend most of your time on the west side of the lake. In May, there should be some topwater and fluke action in the pockets as the postspawners begin to settle, and the grass bite should pick up, as well. Look for shad spawns around rocks and in the grass. A white Horny Toad, flukes, small crankbaits and spinnerbaits are all good choices.
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