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Sutton

Rating - Good   

Thursday, Aug 15 2019
Sutton Lake is known for its largemouth and smallmouth bass, and panfish. . Its a deep and steep sided lake with lots of rock and blow down shoreline trees. Largemouth will be moving from deep water winter locations to shallower water as the water temperatures increase. Find areas where shallow water with cover is next to deeper water. Rip rap banks, shallow points, and road beds, standing timber as well as trees that have fallen. Head of coves can also be productive springtime bass locations. Slower moving lures such as plastic worms hooked wacky style and progress to faster crankbaits and topwater lures as temperatures increase. Pre-spawn bass will also be in just 8-10 feet of water as temperatures climb before moving onto the beds. Smallmouth can be found in upper end of lake in spring all the way to the first riffle up to the Elk. Crappie, bluegill, and rock bass (panfish) this time of year is great. Try beaver huts, blow down trees and shallow coves 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. When stream and rivers are high sometimes the tailwaters are the only fishable water and they have good access and parking.




Thursday, Aug 15 2019



GPS

GPS: 38.66204N 80.69315W

Access Info

Boat ramp, shore, and dock

Sutton

Rating - Good

Sutton Lake is known for its largemouth and smallmouth bass, and panfish. . Its a deep and steep sided lake with lots of rock and blow down shoreline trees. Largemouth will be moving from deep water winter locations to shallower water as the water temperatures increase. Find areas where shallow water with cover is next to deeper water. Rip rap banks, shallow points, and road beds, standing timber as well as trees that have fallen. Head of coves can also be productive springtime bass locations. Slower moving lures such as plastic worms hooked wacky style and progress to faster crankbaits and topwater lures as temperatures increase. Pre-spawn bass will also be in just 8-10 feet of water as temperatures climb before moving onto the beds. Smallmouth can be found in upper end of lake in spring all the way to the first riffle up to the Elk. Crappie, bluegill, and rock bass (panfish) this time of year is great. Try beaver huts, blow down trees and shallow coves 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. When stream and rivers are high sometimes the tailwaters are the only fishable water and they have good access and parking.


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