Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report September 2007
Bartletts Ferry: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid to high 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Fair. Dennis Hudson said the bite at the shoals upriver is producing well for anglers who have jet boats. David and Paul Booth won the Tuesday-night tournament on August 21 with a bag weighing more than 15 pounds. They had two fish that weighed about 5 pounds each, and three more quality fish. Dennis said they were generating upstream of Bartletts Ferry during the tournament, and the water movement at the top end of the lake had the fish biting. The second-place team brought in a 7-lb. bag burning spinnerbaits and working jerkbaits around brushpiles and treetops on the top end of the lake. Dennis said he has been trying to find deep fish, but he’s not having much luck. Most of his fish have been coming on Texas-rigs around brushpiles and boat docks in 6 to 12 feet of water. “I haven’t done anything on the shallower docks,” he said. The dock-light bite has produced scads of short fish at dark, but the keepers have not been there, Dennis said. He likes a finesse worm rigged on a shaky head or a weightless Trick Worm for fishing lights. His go-to colors are green pumpkin, watermelon, junebug or black. “It’s getting time for them to be up in the shallower places.”
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