Carters Lake Fishing Report – March 2007
Carters: Level: Fluctuating between full and just above full. Temp: 46-47 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good. Buddy Callahan at Bart’s Bait and Tackle said Carters had a good shad kill, but that action is winding down. “It’s taking 13 pounds to win, and a jig bite is as good as anything,” said Buddy. “You’ll still be catching them on jigs 25 to 30 feet deep in brush during the first two weeks of March.” In the second half of March look for fish to move shallower into the creeks. Fish jerkbaits and spinnerbaits; days with wind will be best. Spot Stickers and other plastics will work on the calmer days.
Crappie: Fish will move into the timber in the backs of the creeks. “You won’t catch the big numbers here, but you will catch good-sized fish,” said Buddy. Fish minnows and jigs.
Stripers: Good. “They’ll start their traditional spawning run this month,” said Buddy. “Look for them from Ridgeway to Jake’s Landing. There’ll be some in the backs of the creeks on the main lake, too.” Try Rogues and bucktails, or pull gizzard shad on a flatline. Look for the Redfin bite by the first of April. Guide Robert Eidson expects March to be very good. “A U-rig works very well at Carters, and there aren’t many people pulling them,” he said. Robert pulls white bucktails with chartreuse trailers almost exclusively.
Walleye: This bite will be great this month upriver at the shoals. Fish nightcrawlers and minnows.
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