Carters Lake Fishing Report – August 2010

GON Staff | July 27, 2010

Carters: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: High 80s.

Bass: Guide Louie Bartenfield reports, “The bite on Carters at night has been strong. It’s not very consistent, but on any given night you could have the night of your life. There have been some really big weights in the tournaments over the past month, even 25 pounds on a Friday night a few weeks ago! Before dark, a jig-head finesse worm and a drop shot are the best ways to get a limit. After dark is when you can get right in a hurry. I’ve been focusing on isolated rock piles 10 to 15 feet deep and bluff banks.” Louie said he’s using a deep-diving crankbait, a 1/2-oz. black/blue jig and a 1/4-oz. shaky head with a Big Bite Baits Squirrel Tail worm. “Some nights the numbers are good, but most nights you’re fishing for four or five bites, especially on the offshore stuff. I’ll gladly take four bites in four hours on the crankbait and jig. Move a lot, and fish as many bluffs and rocky offshore areas as possible, and you’ll get bit,” he said.

Linesides: Dead slow. Robert Eidson reports, “It’s not worth going right now. You can catch a couple at sunup at Fisher Creek on the humps, then it’s dead. There’s a ton of bait, and it makes fishing very difficult.”

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