Carters Lake

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Fish Slayer Fishing Guide

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Ellijay
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viajes desde $400

Dedicated Outdoors

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Ellijay
viajes desde $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Carters Lake

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Carters Lake costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $500, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $544. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Carters Lake is 22 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Fish Slayer Fishing Guide and Dedicated Outdoors are some of the most popular fishing charters in Carters Lake. Full list of top fishing charters in Carters Lake.

Fish Slayer Fishing Guide and Dedicated Outdoors received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Carters Lake.

The best way to experience fishing in Carters Lake is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Carters Lake.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bass (Striped), Walleye, and Catfish. Top fishing techniques include equipo ligero, jigging, and troleo. Lake fishing and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Late spring is when you can expect much better fishing opportunities in the northeast parts of the lake. The fresher your bait, the better your chances are. Check availability for local fishing charters in Carters Lake.

Anglers all over the country associate Georgia with world-class freshwater fishing. This is in spite of the fact it has no large natural lakes. That problem was fixed with the help of the US Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for creating a number of reservoirs. Carters Lake is the largest of these man-made lakes, boasting a 3,220-acres of water. With that in mind, it’s small wonder that Carters Lake fishing draws in anglers from all over the north of Georgia and beyond.

Known For

Of course, the size of a lake isn’t the most important thing, it’s what you do with it that matters most. Nested between the towns of Calhoun and Ellijay, Carters Lake is diverse enough to offer plenty of challenges to the curious angler.

The dominant species in these deep and clear waters is the Spotted Bass. They’re not only abundant but a lot of them grow over 6 lb in size. These “Magnum” Spots are known to stay near rocky points in early spring and move into coves when it’s time to spawn. As the weather becomes colder later in the year, they’ll be found at deeper structures up to 60’ down.

Striped Bass are the just behind their Spotted cousins when it comes to the sheer amount found in the lake. Most of them will be in the 5-10 lb range, with big ones reaching an impressive 20 lb. The current lake record stands at an astounding 33 lb 5 oz, and you’re welcome to try and break it. October through June is the best time to enjoy Striper fishing in Carters Lake.

The rarest member of the Bass family in these waters is Largemouth Bass. They make about a tenth of the lake’s Bass but will make their presence known regardless. They are usually found in the coves on the north and south stretches of the lake, as it’s the only habitat they are comfortable with here. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find 7-8 lb fish but most of them don’t go over 2 lb.

There’s more to Carters Lake than just Bass, though. Walleye were introduced here two decades ago and have since developed a sparse but stable population. Their spawning run lasts from February through March, when you should search for them close to Ridgeway boat ramp. This area has a rocky shoreline nearby that is a great starting point. When it comes to Walleye, expect an average catch to be around 3 lb.

Other than Walleye, you can also find a sizeable amount of Catfish in the lake. These come in both the Flathead and Channel variety, with Channel Catfish making up most of the numbers. They love hiding in bunches of logs and trees that fall in the water every now and then.

Fishing Techniques

You should be sure to use the right tools for the fish you’re looking to catch. Largemouth and Spotted Bass are partial to plastic worms, while Stripers will go nuts over free-lined shad. Shad also works very well for Catfish, you just need to put it on a weighted bottom rig and you’re ready to catch some dinner. If you’re out after Walleye, best make use of bait like minnows and night crawlers on lead jigs.

Many anglers would say that it’s not a real Georgian experience without fly fishing. Your weapon of choice in these parts should be a 5-7 wt medium action outfit along with a 8-9 lb tippet. You’ll want your flies to resemble the likes of blueback herring, shad, and minnows, and we’d advise settling for topwater poppers. Note that this doesn’t apply to Bass that go deep. For that purpose, you’ll need weighed streamers with long leaders.

Need to Know

Regulations

Every angler over the age of 16 will need a freshwater fishing license. Buy them either online or in person from local tackle shops and other approved vendors. The minimum size for Largemouth Bass is 12”. Please be sure to check the latest regulations prior to the trip or fish with a guide to maximise your catch and stay within the rules.

Getting There

You can reach Carters Lake in less than two hours when driving from Atlanta. The two State Routes that pass next to the river are SR 382 and 136.

If you’ve been around Georgia and fished all the Trout you possibly could and then some, Carters Lake will be a welcome change of pace. If you’re new to the local freshwater fishing scene, all the more reason to see what this lake has to offer for professionals and novices alike.

Carters Lake
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Enero

As the year starts, bigger Walleye start showing up. Stripers should be scattered this time of year, making it easy to find them all over the lake.

Febrero

It can get quite cold in February, so the fishing is likely to be a slow burn this month. You should still be able to have decent success with Stripers.

Marzo

When it comes to Spotted Bass, you’ll have the most success looking for schools at depths of 30-50’. They’re stubborn but worth the fight.

Abril

Not only is the Walleye bite due to pick up as spring sets in, but it’s also a great time to be tackling Flathead Catfish. Here’s a tip for Catfish bait–the bigger the better.

Mayo

Late spring is when you can expect much better fishing opportunities in the northeast parts of the lake. The fresher your bait, the better your chances are.

Junio

Jigging for Spotted Bass is absolutely on fire come summer! You’ll also find a bunch of Walleye in the shallow waters if you fish in the evening.

Julio

July is, as the local anglers like to say, a rinse and repeat type of month for fishing. In this case, this is great because it means the great angling from last month continues.

Agosto

The weather is still hot, meaning that you’ll have the best chances of catching fish in deep water or near logs and timber that have fallen in.

Septiembre

Walleye and Spotted Bass still roam the waters in respectable numbers, but the real treat has to be the excellent Striper fishing.

Octubre

Expect turnover in the first half of October, which will translate to less than stellar fishing conditions. Fishing near the dam is your best bet this time of year.

Noviembre

Winter might be windy, but the fishing itself is improving at a rapid pace. Just make sure you’re dressed for the weather and you’ll have a great time with the local Bass.

Diciembre

If you’re after the big ones, load up on shad and get to work. Stripers and Spotted Bass are as big as they’re ever going to get around here.

Carters Lake Calendario de Pesca

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Fish for striped, hybrid and spotted bass because you will easily catch catfish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish for striped, hybrid and spotted bass because you will easily catch catfish.
Tarus  R.
Tarus R. Dallas, TX
Let Jonathan guide you. He was EXCELLENT. He put us on the fish the entire time. His knowledge of the lake enabled us to catch fish when other boats weren't . Great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let Jonathan guide you. He was EXCELLENT. He put us on the fish the entire time. His knowledge of the lake enabled us to catch fish when other boats weren't . Great trip!
Alan  R.
Alan R. Ball Ground, GA

Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Went fishing in the morning on Carter Lake. Even though it was rainy, had a great time and got into some big fish. Comfortable, plenty of space, and the captain is very knowledgeable. Everyone caught some and we had a great time. Definitely recommend
Istvan  K.
Istvan K. Moline, IL
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had a blast. The only thing we would have changed was the weather. Us Florida people were not prepared for the cold but Captians Len's knowledge and determination to put us on some killer fish made the cold seemed like nothing. We really enjoyed our day on the lake and would definitely recommend Captain Len to anyone.
Brandi  C.
Brandi C. Palm Bay, FL
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Awesome guide, during cold and windy conditions still managed quite a decent bite through out the morning. Highly recommend too book with Len, he is the man!! Great human being whom enjoys the outdoors with positive vibes!!
Oscar  L.
Oscar L. United States
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
My father and I chartered a half day with Captain Len. I managed to catch a 18 pound 34 inch Striper Bass and we also caught 4 hefty green spotted bass. Captain Len’s boat was well equipped and he took us to two different fishing spots. All in all it was a great day - highly recommended!
Sasha  L.
Sasha L. Atlanta, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Lenn Slayer knows how to find the fish. He was also great with our 5yr old daughter who can be a handful sometimes. We will definately be fishing with him again.
Ben  T.
Ben T. Resaca, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Len is the best. Literally cares more about catching fish then anyone! Super prideful and good at his job!
Tony  L.
Tony L. Marietta, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
The only other worse condition that could have been dealt us was rain. There was a cold front that blew in the night before our trip and conditions were terrible to fish, however Len stuck with it, continually trying everything and everywhere and we ended up catching a few fish for the live well. Len has great knowledge of the lake and how to catch them. There is no doubt that on a good day with the right conditions, Len will put you on the fish.
Craig  J.
Craig J. Foley, AL
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
It was a slow day, but Captain Len was persistent and got us on some fish.
Jason  C.
Jason C. Southampton Township, NJ
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had a great time, even though we didn’t catch a fish.just one of those days . It was not because he didn’t try .threw everything at them. None of the guides weren’t catching anything.couldn’t catch a cold.We will be going back.
Preston  W.
Preston W. Summerville, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Awesome! Len was great with my son. Was driven to get us on some big stripers. We had a blast.
John  M.
John M. Winder, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Our charter with Len Slay,”The Fish Slayer”, was the best! Len was a great guy, we had fun and caught tuns of fish! So glad we picked Len’s charter, he is a local guide that knows the lake and loves to fish! It was the most relaxing 1/2 day ever! I’m a widow that just needed to relax and catch a lot of fish! It was perfect we had an awesome time! Thank you so much Mr Fish Slayer! I really enjoyed it! Lisa
Lisa  G.
Lisa G. Brownsburg, IN
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
The Captain was great! Keeps his lines tight and ready! We had an awesome adventure and the lake was Beautiful. Will go out again with this Captain for sure!
Johnny  B.
Johnny B. United States
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Len was great. He is very serious about making sure you have a great time and catch a lot of fish. Our boys learned so much about fishing from him. It was well worth the money and I recommend captain Len and this trip to anyone who loves to fish.
Clifford  G.
Clifford G. Winder, GA
Dedicated Outdoors
Dedicated Outdoors
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
This was a fishing trip for my sons birthday and Jonathan really came through. We all caught fish from start to finish, even in 90 degree weather. Jonathan knows what he’s doing and I highly recommend Dedicated Outdoors!!!!
Joseph  N.
Joseph N. McDonough, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Fishing for Stripers, Spots and Walleye on beautiful Carters Lake doesn’t disappoint! One thing that can make or break any trip is the attitude and personality of the captain. Len not only put us on some trophy Stripers but also answered a lot of questions about the fishing in Carters and the local area.
Tobin  M.
Tobin M. Ellijay, Georgia
Dedicated Outdoors
Dedicated Outdoors
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great fishing trip. Good variety of fish caught. The Captain did everything, we just had to reel them in!! We will definitely be back. My Son says "He's a chill dude!" and ask about the mustard sandwich. Oh and the huge striper got away, next time, you just wait!
Shane  H.
Shane H. Knoxville, TN
Dedicated Outdoors
Dedicated Outdoors
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
Mike was great and the equipment was great but I just wish we had of caught bass instead of catfish.
Tarus  R.
Tarus R. Dallas, TX
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Had a great time fishing, great boat and set up. Actually fished a little lo get than required trying to get into some strippers. Fish activity was not at it's best but that happens . Still caught plenty of spottes bass 4lbs and under.
Greg  F.
Greg F. Carrollton, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
What a awesome fishing experience. Len is top notch. He really knows what he is doing . Thank you for a great day.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member United States
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Had a great time captin Len is an awesome guide deffintly knows his stuff.
Rodney  H.
Rodney H. United States