Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report September 2013

Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass:
Tournament director Dennis Hudson said Bartletts Ferry has been a tough lake to crack all year, but one tournament team has finally found the secret. The only problem is that no one, it seems, can duplicate the success. “They are throwing hollow-body frogs up and down the river banks,” Dennis said. “They are throwing a frog right on the bank and bringing it back in a foot or two and reeling it back in and doing it again. They are catching a few bass around some patches of grass, but most are being caught in the river current around nothing. They are catching a few in some pockets off the main river, but most are right there on the main river. They have four rods rigged up with four different color frogs. Everybody has watched what they are doing and tried the same thing, but nobody else can catch them like that. There are still plenty of small fish being caught on Texas rigs fished slowly around the grass, and a few bass are being caught on flukes, but no one except those guys with the frogs are catching anything of any size.”

Bream:
Bream fishing is pretty good, Dennis said. “There are a lot of bream beds all over the lake,” he said. “When we get some sun, you can see them everywhere. People are catching a lot of bream off those beds on and around the full moon. When the bream aren’t bedding, not many people are fishing for them.” The next full moon is Sept 19.

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