Carters Lake 12-12-10 - East Tennessee Fishing

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got on the water about 8:30 this morning. WInd was blowing, but wasn't very bad to start. I headed up river to fish new water again. Found a great pocket that was loaded with fish, but they were all 15-20 ft deep and I forgot my dropshot rod at home . Fished in there with one pulldown, but nothing there when I set the hook. Went a bit further up river into a creek I'd never been in. Looked promising. Again one pulldown, but this time I got a hook in the fish. Stripped drag for just a few seconds and pulled loose. So now I head back down the lake to fish more familiar areas. It was slow for the first couple hours. 2lber here and there. I finally headed back into a creek I like to throw the float n fly and that seemed to be the ticket. I put 15 or so in the boat in this creek alone. 3 of those were easy 3lbers and one that was pushing 3 3/4lbs. Moved around a bit more and caught some smaller keepers, but still no big ones. Finally when I couldn't see the moutains in the distance ( from the snow), I figured I better hit the road. I had the truck backed down, but decided to fish a little pocket next to the ramp for a minute. Ended up putting another solid 3lber in the boat. That was it for the day. Put 20 spots in the boat today with a nice 15lb limit. Was disapointed that I couldn't find any monsters, but I'll get em next time I hope. Again, I can't figure out how to add pictures. I'm not very smart.
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Thanks for the report! Sounds like fun! Click Here for help on posting pics.
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Good report. I have driven thru North GA and seen signs for Carters Lake. Its a beautiful area.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Carters is still a hidden gem for most of the southeast. But truethfully it is a trophy lake through and through. It is worth the trip for a day or weekend. For the float n fly fellas it is heaven. Deep clear water, those huge spots love that fly too. Just last week there was a 7lb 6oz spot caught on a fnf. I wont fish anywhere else for the next couple months.
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