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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Carters Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Carters Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Georgia
Latitude:
34.626204
Maximum Depth (ft):
450
County:
Gilmer
Longitude:
-84.626418
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
3200
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2011-07-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 83
Wednesday July 7, 2011, Fly fishing for bream on Carters was very good this morning. I fished alone along the south shore west of the beach, across from the boat ramp and caught 35 nice keepers in a few hours. All fish caught were on a white popper with red and black spots.
Guest
2011-03-10
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 51
"Carters Lake - On Wednesday (3/2), the water temperature was 51 degrees in the headwater shoals and the water color was muddy. Senior fisheries biologist, Jim Hakala, and his crew found large male walleyes ranging from 2 to 5 lbs concentrated primarily in 2 to 5-ft of water along the rocky shoal and he caught a few walleye in slightly deeper water on the rocky points downstream to the Big Island (see photo of Jim with two walleye). Jim said the density of walleye was the highest he has ever seen on Carters. Jim did not find any female walleye, which means the bulk of the population has yet to move upstream. Walleye fishing should improve substantially over the next two weeks. Ridgeway Boat Ramp is the closest ramp to these walleye honey holes. Anthony Rabern Senior Fisheries Biologist Georgia Department of Natural Resources Lake Burton Hatchery 3695 Highway 197 North Clarkesville, GA 30523 706/947-1507 (office) Anthony.Rabern@dnr.state.ga.us http://www.gofishgeorgia.com/node/939?cat=2"
b aiken
2009-09-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 84
Spotted Bass 8-6-09 I did not expect much
Carters Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Carters Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Carters Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Carters Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Carters Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Carters Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Carters Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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Carters Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:32 EST

Sunset:

20:38 EST

Moon Phase:


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