Carters Lake Fishing Report – August 2008
Carters: Level: Down 1 foot below full. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Fairly clear.
Bass: Fair. Buddy Callahan at Bart’s Bait & Tackle reports plenty of fish in the 25- to 30-foot range on DNR structures and main-lake points and humps. During they day, he says drop shots and jigging spoons work well. “The drop shot is a good little deal; it’s working the best, while the jigging spoon will catch you a mixed bag of everything in the lake. We’ve even picked up a few walleye,” said Buddy. For the jigging spoon, try a 1/2-oz. Flex-it spoon. Buddy’s drop shot of choice is a 4-inch Dead Ringer in green pumpkin. “After dark you’ll want to fish the same places with a jig ’n pig in black/blue.” A black/red combination has been working some.
Linesides: Look on main-lake humps near the creek mouths, particularly those near the dam, according to Buddy. Try Camp Branch at DNR fish attractor 45. Downline gizzard shad or bream 20 to 35 feet down. Bream work best because they stay alive better than gizzards.
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