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Sutton

Rating - Good   

Wednesday, Oct 13 2021
Sutton is known for its largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass, and panfish. Sutton is at the summer pool level. Sutton is a deep steep-sided lake with lots of rock and blow down shoreline trees. Largemouth will be moving from shallow water spawning locations to deeper water as the water temperatures increase. Find areas where shallow water with cover is next to deeper water. Rip rap banks, deeper downwind sides of shallow points, road beds, standing timber as well as trees that have fallen. Mouths of coves can also be productive springtime bass locations. Faster moving lures such as plastic worms/flukes, crankbaits and topwater lures work well as temperatures increase. Post-spawn bass will also be in 10-15 feet of water as temperatures climb. Smallmouth can be found in rocky shoreline areas near the upper end of lake all the way to the first riffle up the Elk. Crappie, bluegill, and rockbass (panfish) this time of year is great. Look for beaver huts, blow down trees, creek channels and weedbeds as water temperature increase. Live bait (minnow on light jig) or small plastic jigs can produce many fish and is a great way to introduce a new angler to the sport of fishing because action can be fast. The tailwaters of this lake also produce many warmwater gamefish (Smallmouth, walleye, musky and panfish). You may be lucky enough to catch a trout that carried over from the spring trout stockings. When streams and rivers are high sometimes the tailwaters are the only fishable water with good access and parking.




Wednesday, Oct 13 2021



GPS

GPS: 38.66204N 80.69315W

Access Info

Boat ramp, shore, and dock

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Sutton


Rating - Good

Sutton is known for its largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass, and panfish. Sutton is at the summer pool level. Sutton is a deep steep-sided lake with lots of rock and blow down shoreline trees. Largemouth will be moving from shallow water spawning locations to deeper water as the water temperatures increase. Find areas where shallow water with cover is next to deeper water. Rip rap banks, deeper downwind sides of shallow points, road beds, standing timber as well as trees that have fallen. Mouths of coves can also be productive springtime bass locations. Faster moving lures such as plastic worms/flukes, crankbaits and topwater lures work well as temperatures increase. Post-spawn bass will also be in 10-15 feet of water as temperatures climb. Smallmouth can be found in rocky shoreline areas near the upper end of lake all the way to the first riffle up the Elk. Crappie, bluegill, and rockbass (panfish) this time of year is great. Look for beaver huts, blow down trees, creek channels and weedbeds as water temperature increase. Live bait (minnow on light jig) or small plastic jigs can produce many fish and is a great way to introduce a new angler to the sport of fishing because action can be fast. The tailwaters of this lake also produce many warmwater gamefish (Smallmouth, walleye, musky and panfish). You may be lucky enough to catch a trout that carried over from the spring trout stockings. When streams and rivers are high sometimes the tailwaters are the only fishable water with good access and parking.


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