Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: 85 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament fisherman Dennis Hudson reports, “It will be tough fishing right now during the day, but the night fishing has been pretty good. Almost everybody here has been fishing the lighted piers with dark-colored jigs like black on black. They have been doing pretty good as long as the jigs have a rattle in it. A few people have been having some luck fishing the deeper rocky banks fishing shaky heads. They are also catching a few on shaky heads around the docks that have brushpiles. We have some guys here who are wearing everybody out fishing hollow-body frogs in the eddies late when they have a lot of current going. I’m not talking about in the grass, but in the eddies behind logjams and under the undercut banks. No one is really sure exactly what it is they are doing. It has to be some kind of presentation thing. That has been producing some pretty good strings as hot as it has been. I’m talking about 16-lb. sacks in a three-hour tournament.”