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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Fisherman Killed By Lightning Strike On Bartletts Ferry

An avid Chambers County, Alabama fisherman was killed on Bartletts Ferry Lake on Friday night, July 21, after being struck by lightning, authorities said. There were four others in the boat at the time of the lightning strike. Two required medical attention for minor injuries, and two others did not. Those who were not injured…

Beat The Heat For Bartletts Bass

There is no way around it… bass fishing is tough in August no matter where you go. Hot days make you drip with sweat, and hot water makes bass feed less, especially during the day. But you can catch bass, and Bartletts Ferry is a good choice for a trip right now. Bartletts is a…

Bartletts Ferry Record Shoal Bass

Henry Garner holds the current shoal bass record for Bartletts Ferry with a 6-lb., 1.6-oz. shoal bass that he caught on April 28, 2014.

Fall Pattern Yields Championship For UGA Anglers On Bartletts Ferry

Finally, the fall is here. Anglers across the South smile as they shake the dust off lightweight jackets and hoodies. No longer are we plagued by outrageous Southern summer heat. Instead we are greeted with chilly mornings and pleasant days out on the water. And the weather doesn’t go unnoticed by the aquatic object of…

Floating Worms In The Grass At Bartletts Ferry

Ask nine out of 10 anglers what the most effective cover for bass on Bartletts Ferry is, and you will hear a resounding, “Boat docks!” I asked tournament angler Derrick Millirons, of Seale, Ala., the same question as he slipped the trolling motor in a few yards from the boat ramp, and he gave the…

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