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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):
With Carters Lake at 45 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Carters Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Carters Lake at 45 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Carters Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Carters Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Carters Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Carters Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Carters Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

08:10 EST

Sunset:

19:31 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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