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’s September Bass

Bartletts Ferry is one of the best lakes around for fishing deep structure in September. The lake is full of shallow points that border deep water, a prime place to find fall bass. If you like probing points for bass, Bartletts is the place. Also known as Lake Harding, Bartletts Ferry is an old lake on the Chattahoochee River along the Georgia/Alabama line with…

Bartletts Ferry March Bass

The third fish was our best bass of the day. Jim Stutts, a 15-year veteran on Bartletts Ferry, and I were dragging jig ’n pigs off rocks on a main-lake point on the south side of the mouth of Halawakee Creek. A white house with black trim sat on the point, behind a 2-level dock.…

Postspawn Bartletts Ferry Bass

We started fishing at 7:10 a.m. By 7:15, Jim was reeling in our first bass of the day — a 1-lb. spotted bass that hit a spinnerbait churning past a dock. At 3:15 p.m. Jim boated our 30th bass of the day, another 1-lb. spot that gulped up a Carolina-rigged worm. Throw in three striped…

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