Carters Lake Fishing Report – July 2007

GON Staff | July 13, 2007

Carters: Level: 4.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 81 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Buddy Callahan said, “It’s a full-blown summer pattern. Shallow fish are small and can be caught on Rooster Tails and Dead Ringer worms. Deep fish are bigger and can be targeted on Norman’s DD22s, Mann’s 30+, finesse green-pumpkin jigs, Texas-rigged worms or drop-shots.”
Crappie: Poor.

Hybrids: Great. There have been numerous catches of fish in the 6- to 8-lb. range. Troll U-rigs with smaller jigs during the day. Small shad and minnows are working early and late. While bass fishing, anglers are catching nice hybrids on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits — or as the new current lake record shows, even on a plastic worm.

Stripers: Fair. Downline live shad or bream on main-lake humps or ledges.

Walleye: The shallow bite has slowed down. Anglers should fish deep on main-lake points. Try nightcrawlers.

Catfish: Good. Fish livers and nightcrawlers on the bottom in main-lake coves.

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