Bartletts Ferry

Bartletts Ferry, also known as Lake Harding, is a 5,850-acre reservoir on the Chattahoochee River north of Columbus and south of Lake West Point. The lake was built in 1926 and now owned by Georgia Power. Bartletts offers good fishing for spotted bass.

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Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report – September 2021

By GON Staff | August 25, 2021

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 1 foot below full pool. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Mostly clear. Bass: The bite has been slow, but anglers can work up some bites on shaky-head worms fished on brushpiles in 8 to 14 feet of water. Concentrate on brush on secondary points and docks that are close to deep water. First thing in the morning, try throwing a Pop-R or small buzzbait around grass in the backs of the pockets. Schooling activity should pick up as we get later into September.

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Bartletts Ferry Fishing Articles

54-Pound Grass Carp Sets Georgia Bowfishing Record

Sometimes when you are shooting fish with a bow from the front of the boat, things are moving fast. The action can happen in a flash. That was the case the evening of June 30 for a group of bowfishermen at Bartletts Ferry, also known as Lake Harding.  J. D. Bond, of McDonough, saw a…

Storm Clark’s All-American Plan For Bartletts Ferry Bass

As late May bleeds into June, many Bartletts Ferry bass transition to summer holes and feed in deeper water. Bass set up on predictable places and can be caught on a variety of baits. But as always, there are shallow fish to be caught every day. Bartletts Ferry, also known as Lake Harding, is downstream…

Bass Found Deep On Bartletts Ferry For Fishers Of Men Tourney

It was awesome to get our Fishers of Men Georgia South Division season started on Jan. 29. After rescheduling from the prior weekend as a result of COVID and a potential winter storm, it was good to get the season going. We had a great Friday night with Brent Janney being the speaker. I had…

Bartletts Ferry Bass Mapped For October

Bartletts Ferry is often overlooked by fishermen heading to bigger lakes, but it is full of hungry spotted bass and largemouth. In October, expect to find these bass feeding in grassbeds, on seawalls and on bluff banks. You can catch them on topwater, jigs, crankbaits and other baits you like to throw. Located on the…

Slab Tops 3 Pounds To Set Bartletts Ferry Crappie Record

Mickey Peacock has been chasing crappie across Georgia for more than 50 years, and he finally got his giant slab—a black crappie that on certified scales weighed 3.09 pounds. The 71-year-old angler from Lizella caught the huge crappie on April 17 while fishing Bartletts Ferry. Bartletts Ferry, also known as Lake Harding, is a 5,850-acre…

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