Water level is full pool. Water temperature: 80 Clarity: 8-foot visibility.
“If you’re after either species you need to cover as much water as possible early in the fall morning to take advantage of the first few hours. The Spots are schooling and moving back into the creeks. I’ve caught some great quality fish this week on topwater and I’m still boating a few on Spotsticker jibheads out in the deep as well.
Last Wednesday I had one of those lucky casts and hooked and boated two Spots on the same cast which is always fun. They’re really grouping up right now and the autumn feeding frenzy is on.
Stripers/Hybrids are also feeding
On the surface they are feeding up heavily when you get in a good school. We are on our way back to the ramp and saw crows picking off shad for a half mile ahead of the boat. Seconds later we saw surface schooling and I stopped within casting range and we caught a small hybrid on a small swimbait, SK Sexy Swimmer, in over 300 feet of water. So keep your eyes open at all times and be armed with something you can cast a long ways like topwaters, spoons and swimbaits.”
Carter’s lake is known for being a difficult lake to fish
“It’s easier when you’re there almost every day for years in a row. It’s honestly about covering water and understanding how the bass feed and in what zone. The topwater bite is one of my favorites, but this time of year is always so crazy with so many changes in the transitional weather. That and humidity are the biggest factors as the daylight hours start getting shorter. The fish are on the move and don’t stay in the areas for long.” –Louie B. owns Carters Lake Guide Service or phone 706-218-6609.
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