April 17th 2014 Carter Lake

Who: Brian Barry

Where: Carter Lake, Omaha Ne

When: April 17th 2014, 11am-3pm

Weather 60 Degrees, Sunny

Boat Type: 14ft flat bottom Jon Boat, trolling motor

Today I had a few hours in the middle of the day and decided to try a lake I had never been to.  The water was down probably 4 feet from normal pool as I could tell, but it was extremely clear.  As I rode across the lake I noticed it was extremely shallow.  Most of the lake was between 3-4 feet deep and I only found one small pocket that reached about 8 feet deep.

I fished all the way up the airport side of the lake, into both of the housing developments and across the rock jetties on the north side.  I did not get a single bite all day while trying for bass.  After a while I switched up my approach to some sunfish that I saw swimming near some docks, and ended up catching a few, the pictures are below.

Overall due to the dept h and lack of catching, seeing or marking any fish even with my fish finder I was less than thrilled with the lake for fishing.  It still beats an afternoon at work but I eventually decided to head back home and this is not a lake I will be visiting again.

Overall Ranking: 1 Star

The boat ramp was steep and the dock was questionable.  The lake was very shallow and the fishing was not very good.  The scenery too was of roads other houses and the airport. 

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