Carters Lake

Current Temperature:
55°

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.95 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Carters Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Georgia Reports

Carters Lake General Information
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!

Carters Lake embraces a spectacular tract of foothills scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities which include camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, mountain biking and hunting. Carters Lake has 3200 surface acres. Carters Lake is more than 450 feet deep. Carters Dam is the tallest earthen dam east of Mississippi river. Carters Lake shoreline has no private docks or development along 62 miles of natural shoreline. The lake is named after Farrish Carter who owned property nearby in the 1800s. [Carters Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008]
State:
Georgia

County:
Gilmer

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
3200

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
34.626204

Longitude:
-84.626418

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
450

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Carters Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Carters Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 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 Fishing

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Carters Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Carters Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Carters Lake Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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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 Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Carters Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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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 Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Carters Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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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 Fishing

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Carters Lake White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Carters Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Carters Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Carters Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:54 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:17 EST







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