Carters Lake Fishing Report – June 2020
Carters: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid 60s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Bill Payne reports, “It seems like the spawn has been more spread out and there are still some fish spawning, and that could last into early June. Even so, the best bite has been typical May patterns. Shaky heads like the Picasso Rhino head with Softy Lures green-pumpkin finesse worms seem to work well in most conditions and is my fall back after the morning topwater bite fades. Some days the topwater bite will be good even in the bright sun, so don’t give up too early. We’ve also been catching fish on other moving baits, like the Picasso Suijin with a Zoom Fluke and on swimbaits, as well. As we move into June, the spots will begin schooling up on the offshore structure and deeper points in the 18- to 25-foot range and on sharper breaklines in the 20- to 30-foot depths. Some of these fish will rise up to topwater lures like a Spook worked fast over offshore structures, like brush. If you can’t get the fish to react to the surface baits, then you can go with baits like underspins and swimbaits that can be worked at mid depths and pulled over the tops of the brush or other submerged covers out near the 20-foot breaklines. If all else fails, the shaky head should work. Even though it’s going to get much warmer in June, there will still be the possibility for a topwater bite around the banks and up shallow on the points early morning or late evening. For me, the most exciting thing about June is that night fishing will get really good. Night fishing with soft plastics, jigs, big cranks and spinnerbaits can be really exciting. There could even be a buzzbait bite going on in June at night.”
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