Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report September 2012

GON Staff | August 29, 2012

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 1.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 84 to 87 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Dennis Hudson said the fishing has been good if you can still find mayflies, which have been coming off heavily on some days. Keep your eyes open for them around overhanging brush, and fish a Pop-R in bream colors or a Trick Worm in green pumpkin. However, mayfly hatches may not be going on much longer. Shaky heads are catching some fish on 8- to 15-foot brush around boat docks and on the points. A finesse worm in a green color is a good bet for the shaky head, and Bama bug (green pumpkin/junebug) is also producing. The bite all the way upriver to the shoals has been picking up. Trick Worms, flukes and jigs have been catching some good fish in the shoals if you have a boat that will make it. The grass bite has been hit or miss, and hydrilla is coming up thick and matting around other emerging vegetation. This is making it tougher to fish since Dennis can’t get bass to come out of it and hit a frog. He said the best baits have been a Texas-rigged worm or small creature bait. The night bite on dock lights has been good. A crankbait, like a Fat Free Shad, or a black/blue jig have both been catching some pretty good fish.

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