Fishing Report

Fishing Report

December 28th, 2017


Bartlett is now at 60 % capacity affording great areas for camping. Many secluded coves are accessible and the drive uplake is very feasible, offering a large variety of fishing opportunities from the shore. Check the marina for restaurant hours of operation.Great meals, affordable prices beautiful atmosphere.This opportunity can significantly reduce your camping packing efforts !!

Bass---steady state fishing at Bartlett.Cranks In The morning hours , followed with Plastics in the mid day to late afternoon. Some nice size winter Bass are being caught using shad colored ,medium diving cranks. Double digit takes still happening even though the water temperature is in the low 50's ( 53 degrees Wednesday 11/27)

Catfish--Not Many late night fishermen out due to the drastic temperature drops at night--low 30's!! Those that brave the cold get the rewards with monster Flatheads now and then. Live Carp,the bait of choice and a lot of patience this time of year.

The Crappie are showing up in Alder Bay and Echo bay and North up the river. The bite is staggered , the fish size is decent. Most anglers having luck trolling at 2 mph with John Deere jigs,some tipped with minnows--

Good Luck out there and wear your life jackets--50 degree water temperature is seriously dangerous!!

The Desert Fox