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Carters Lake Fishing Report August 2018

GON Staff | August 1, 2018

Carters: Level: 2.5 feet over full pool. Temp: 84 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Spotted Bass: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “The spot bite is good in the backs of the creeks. Look for the fish to be schooled up near deep water or on structure near the channels. When you find them, you can catch several out of the school before they spread out. Fish 20 to 40 feet after the sun is up. The river has been blown out for a few weeks, and lots of debris is piled up.”

Linesides: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “The dog days of summer are no joke. It’s hot outside, the water is hot and the majority of the fish are spending their days in deep water or in submerged timber. I’m not a fan of fishing timber on Carters, and catching fish that are super deep isn’t good for the fish. This late in the summer, we are fishing almost exclusively at night under the Hydro Glow Lights. Early morning from 3 to 7 a.m. has been the best bite for striped fish. Fishing over a 60- to 70-foot bottom with downlines from 20 to 40 feet has been great for the hybrids, with fish ranging from 5 to 10 pounds, as well as some nice stripers in the 15- to 18-lb. class. Light leaders, small circle hooks and fresh bait are the keys. This is also a great way to catch walleye and channel cats right now.”

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