Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report – October 2023

GON Staff | September 27, 2023

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 1.7 feet below 521. Temp: 74 to 78 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: The night bite remains good. Tyler Morgan with Summerland Outdoors and Kyle Welcher won a Friday night tournament on Sept. 22 with 13.11 pounds. Their 4.13-pounder missed big fish by just 0.1 pounds. Tyler reports that grassbeds just before dark and lighted docks with small swimbaits and crankbaits will get bit. As the water cools, bait will move into creeks and the bass will follow them. Halawakee Creek is the biggest creek on the lake and one of the best to fish in October. Concentrate on the area from the first bridge, Long Bridge, up to the third bridge, the Highway 79 bridge. Fish a buzzbait with a white Horny Toad early, and then try a small bladed jig like the Mini Max or a 1.0 squarebill crankbait to imitate the small baitfish the bass are eating. Rocks, wood, docks and any other cover is good. When the sun gets up, flip or pitch a jig ’n pig under docks. Focus on outside creek bends. The jig will catch bigger fish on average than plastic baits will. Try to hit the deepest shade under the dock, and bump every post. Brush under and around the dock will hold bass, too.”

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