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Carters Lake Fishing



Carters Lake Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Carters Lake, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 22.46% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 126 Bluegill counted.

    Carters Lake Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  3. Largemouth Bass

  4. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 17.11% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 96 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Carters Lake Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  5. Spotted Bass

  6. Spotted Bass

    There is a 9.98% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 56 Spotted Bass counted.

    Carters Lake Spotted Bass Counts Chart
    Spotted

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  7. Redbreast Sunfish

  8. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 8.02% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 45 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Carters Lake Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  9. Smallmouth Bass

  10. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 8.02% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 45 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Carters Lake Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

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  11. Gizzard Shad

  12. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 7.13% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 40 Gizzard Shad counted.

    Carters Lake Gizzard Shad Counts Chart
    Gizzard

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  13. Green Sunfish

  14. Green Sunfish

    There is a 6.77% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 38 Green Sunfish counted.

    Carters Lake Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

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  15. Longear Sunfish

  16. Longear Sunfish

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 20 Longear Sunfish counted.

    Carters Lake Longear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Longear

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  17. Black Crappie

  18. Black Crappie

    There is a 3.39% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 19 Black Crappie counted.

    Carters Lake Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  19. Threadfin Shad

  20. Threadfin Shad

    There is a 3.21% catch rate for Threadfin Shad, based on 18 Threadfin Shad counted.

    Carters Lake Threadfin Shad Counts Chart
    Threadfin

    ENLARGE CARTERS LAKE THREADFIN SHAD COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 24 species of fish and 561 fish counted for May around Carters Lake.

To date, there are 34 species of fish and a total of 9400 fish counted for Carters Lake and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 8/8/1936 (88 years).

Last Update: 5/20/2024 9:59:02 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Carters Lake are the following:

  1. Kellogg Creek


  2. Proctors Landing


  3. Fish Attractor 39


  4. Fish Attractor 48


  5. Fish Attractor 58


  6. Fish Attractor 33


  7. Fish Attractor 45


  8. Fish Attractor 42


  9. Fish Attractor 54


  10. Fish Attractor 57


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Latest Carters Lake Fishing Reports

  • Feb 2024 Blue Ridge Lake Fishing report
    Blue ridge lake Temp 48 Level-18ft Clarity 12ft Feb typically brings our coldest temps of the year. These cold temps will drive fish deep to more stable water temps.This time


  • Feb 2023 ers Lake Fishing Report
    ers Temp 49 Level full to -6 ft Clarity 8 ft Feb typically brings our coldest temps of the year. These cold temps will drive fish deep to more stable water temps.This time of


  • Jan 2024 ers Lake Fishing Report
    Temp 52 Clarity 3 ft Level – 4ft er’s has been fishing pretty well. The walleye are not schooled up but in small groups holding near the bottom on points and humps. Look for t


  • Dec 2023 ers Lake fishing report
    temp 53 level -6ft clarity 7 feet Even in cold weather fishing can be rewarding. Understanding fish behavior during the coldest times can be enjoyable. Vertical fishing is key


  • Dec 2023 Blue Ridge Lake fishing report
    Temp 52 Level  down 16.5 ft Clarity10ft Walleye Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t catch fish.  In fact if you learn how fish act in the coldest times of the yr it


  • Nov 2023 ers Lake Fishing Report
    Temp 59 Level -4ft Clarity 8 ft The never ending turnover has finally finished and the lakes fishing pretty good. The walleye are holding near timber and on humps in 50 to 70f


  • Nov 2023 Blue Ridge Lake Report
    Lake Blue Ridge Temp 57 Level -16ft Clarity 12 ft Walleye bite continues to be consistent as the temps and lake levels fall. We are in the sweet spot now cool water and steady


  • December 2023
    Moving into the month of December the top water bite declines and the bottom is where you need to have your nymph. Do not be afraid to continue with a dry dropper setup as th


  • Oct 2023 Blue Ridge Lake fishing reports
    Blue Ridge OCT 2023 Temp 77 Level -6  ft Clarity 9ft        Ahhhhctober with hunting season football season youth sports and school in session the lakes been pretty empty of b


  • Oct 2023 ers Lake Fishing report
    ers Lake October 2023 Temp 78 Level full Clarity 4 ft Ahhhhctober with hunting season football season youth sports and school in session the lakes been pretty empty of boat tr


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Top Carters Lake Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Nutter Rod & Reel Service
    Full service center as well as warranty repair center for major brand reels and Minn-Kota motors

  2. Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods
    Offering custom bamboo fly rods, bamboo rod making classes, and a complete assortment of traditionally styled reels, lines, and accessories, Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods is a small, family-owned business in the most classic sense.

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Top Carters Lake Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Lake and Stream Guide Service
    Operating on Carter's Lake , Blue Ridge Lake and all the rivers in the N Ga. Area.

  2. Reel'em In Guide Service
    Serving all of North Georgia and Western North Carolina. We are based outside of Ellijay and Ellijay's first fly fishing guide service, est. 2001. Ellijay is about 75 minutes north of Atlanta and 60 minutes southeast of Chattanooga. We are settle

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