Carters Lake Fishing Report August 2012
Carters: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Very clear.
Bass: Good. Louie Bartenfield reports, “The fishing here remains consistent. If you are gonna consistently catch fish at Carters in July and August, you will have to fish deep, period. Eighty percent of our fish are staying between 20-50 feet of water. Brush, points, bluffs—doesn’t matter. Just stay deep. Fish a SpotSticker jig head rigged with a finesse worm or Big Bite Shaking Squirrel worm. Fish it on 6- or 8-lb. test fluorocarbon, and fish slow. Nothing special about it, just fish slow and deep. I’ve also caught decent numbers fishing drop shots both vertically and casting around the same areas. Timber edges and brushpiles are great places to fish the drop shot in August. August is always my favorite month to night fish at Carters. I typically use 1/2-oz. night spinnerbaits, 1/4-oz. SpotStickers and 1/2-oz. football jigs. The night fish are always a bit shallower. I usually fish 15 to 25 feet and cover a bit more water than in the daylight. If you’re new to night fishing, just look for steep rocky shorelines, and throw medium-running crankbaits and 1/2-oz. spinnerbaits parallel to the bank. This is a fun way to catch fish and stay out of the heat.”
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