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Guide To Fishing At Lake Harding

AKA: Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir

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Lake Harding, AL

Straddling the Alabama/Georgia border, Lake Harding, AKA Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir is a 5,800-acre lake located just east of Opelika, AL. Much of the 156 miles of shoreline is dotted with boat docks - a favorite hangout for fish and baitfish.

Multiple boat launch ramps are available in both states for launching pleasure and fishing boats. Kayaks, canoes and other small craft can be launched from areas with access for shoreline fishing. Bass, catfish, stripers, hybrid striped bass, perch, crappie, white bass and sunfish roam these waters awaiting anglers. In Spring and Fall most fish move shallow, then deeper in summer and winter. Schooling fish like stripers and white bass follow schools of baitfish, often to the surface in warm water and quite deep in colder water. Campgrounds are available in the area, in both GA and AL.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, shoal bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow perch, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Harding in Alabama.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Harding

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Shoal bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Harding Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Dam Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lee Road 334, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Long Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the north end of the Lee Road 379 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

River View Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Lower Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Valley Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 370, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Backwaters at the Landing
9825 Lee Road 379
Valley, Alabama 36854
334 759-7049

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lakeside RV Park Campground - 334 745-5414

Sawyer's Mobile Home & RV Estates - 334 298-7503

Spring Villa Campground - 334 705-5552

I-85 RV Park Campground - 334 756-4302

Birditt's Mobile Home & RV - 706 590-5591

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Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir in Alabama.

Information about fishing lakes in Alabama

Lake Harding produces nice stringers of bass, white bass, stripers and crappies.

Fishing on Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir.