Big Bartlett Bite

Apr 05 2022

Eric Carr

Fingerling

Member Since :
2016
Number of Posts :
63

Reservation Number : 31980
Property Name : Bridle Oaks Ranch
Reservation Date : 04/04/2022 All Day -
Total Fish/Sizes : 135 to 2.5lbs
Lures Used : 360GT searchbait, grubtail with spinner, 1/4oz copper spinnerbait

Today was overcast and warm with a light breeze.  The lake is full with about 24” visibility, and there are moss and weeds around the shoreline but the lake is very fishable.  I fished about 10 to 6:30 and found a fairly aggressive bite pretty much all day.  I caught a few culls near the dam, so I switched to a small bladed grubtail (crappie size) and started catching lots of culls so I could remove them.  There seem to be way more undersized bass this year in the 10 – 13” range, but there are still plenty of those 2 – 2.5 pounders, and they are very scrappy!   I love this place.

Apr 05 2022

Joshua Massoud

Keeper

Member Since :
2021
Number of Posts :
406

15 fish an hour is pretty insane – nice work! 

Apr 07 2022

Alex Elrod

Fry

Member Since :
2021
Number of Posts :
34

Goodness that’s a day and a half right there! Hope you took a muscle relaxer after scooping that many fish. Sometimes when the big bites aren’t there I absolutely love dropping down to a tiny profile like that to just pick up numbers and help cull out some of the squeakers. So fun!

Apr 07 2022

Steve Carpenter

Keeper

Member Since :
2015
Number of Posts :
352

Originaly Posted By Alex Elrod

Goodness that’s a day and a half right there! Hope you took a muscle relaxer after scooping that many fish. Sometimes when the big bites aren’t there I absolutely love dropping down to a tiny profile like that to just pick up numbers and help cull out some of the squeakers. So fun!

Beautiful property with lots of fish. Way to cull

Apr 14 2022

Greg Breazeale

Fry

Member Since :
2022
Number of Posts :
23

Sounds like a blast! Seems that reports are showing lots of fish but not many big ones. Think there are 4-6lb bass in this lake?

Apr 14 2022

Eric Carr

Fingerling

Member Since :
2016
Number of Posts :
63

Originaly Posted By Greg Breazeale

Sounds like a blast! Seems that reports are showing lots of fish but not many big ones. Think there are 4-6lb bass in this lake?

Greg, I’ve fished there ten times since May 2019, caught many bass each trip, but the biggest has been about 2.5-3.0 lbs. Three years ago they were about the same size as now, so much culling is in order!

Apr 14 2022

Steve Carpenter

Keeper

Member Since :
2015
Number of Posts :
352

Originaly Posted By Eric Carr

Greg, I’ve fished there ten times since May 2019, caught many bass each trip, but the biggest has been about 2.5-3.0 lbs. Three years ago they were about the same size as now, so much culling is in order!

Have fished there many times too. Lots of fish, but largest was 3 to 4 pounds. The lake is close to home, beautiful property and always catch  2 to 3 lb. fish