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

Rock Banks, Bluffs For Bartletts Bass

You can catch spots and largemouth all month at Bartletts Ferry—also known as Lake Harding—on a few simple-to-fish patterns. Anglers can run deep rocky banks and steep bluffs that drop fast into deep water to catch bass on a variety of baits from the dam to Blanton Creek up the river. Bartletts Ferry is an…

Barletts Ferry Fishing Report November 2019

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 7.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: Mostly clear, with more color up the lake. Bass: Tournament director and competitor Dennis Hudson reports, “Now that the temperatures are falling, the bass are starting to get more active, and the fishing is improving. Most fish are being caught close to the…

Bartletts Bass On Shallow Cover

Bass fishing is fantastic on all our lakes in April, but you should consider a trip to Bartletts Ferry, also known as Lake Harding. The bass on this small lake are up shallow in pockets and creeks, with some fish spawning and others ready to go on the bed or feeding after spawning. You can…

Bartletts Bass Are Early To Bed

March is a great month to go fishing just about anywhere in Georgia. Warming waters turn fish on, and they move shallow and feed. With so many great choices, it can be hard to pick one place to go. Consider Bartletts Ferry, also known as Lake Harding, on the Chattahoochee River just south of West…

Bartletts Ferry Bass On The Winter Rocks

What should a bass fisherman do on a cold January day? A good choice is go to a lake with lots of rock, a lake like Lake Bartletts Ferry, where an angler can expect to catch spots and largemouth. Rocks attract bass in cold water, especially when the sun shines on them, and bass you…

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