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Fish­ing re­ports

Ac­cord­ing to have­fun­fish­ing.com, Lake Oconee is full and 87-92 de­grees.

Bass fish­ing is fair. The

The Cov­ing­ton News is look­ing to ex­pand its cov­er­age of the area’s out­door sports and its sports­men. The News will ded­i­cate this space to sto­ries, cal­en­dar items and and other out­door sports. main lake is clear, stained up the rivers. Use a white or a white and char­treuse buzz bait in the morn­ings.

Fish along sea walls and rip rap. Af­ter the top wa­ter bite ends in the morn­ing move to the deep wa­ter docks. Be­gin us­ing a Texas rigged Zoom u tail worm in a dark green or pump­kin un­der the docks

If you are hav­ing trou­ble lo­cat­ing fish, move up and down dif­fer­ent docks un­til you find one with ac­tive fish. Line-side fish­ing is fair. Fish in the mid lake to south end flats and use a large crank bait like a Nor­mans DD22.

Troll the bait 100 feet be­hind the boat at 2.5 to 3 miles per hour. Keep a top wa­ter popper ready in the af­ter for school fish that will ap­pear at the south end of the lake. They willl not stay in one place for long, so be ready.

Ac­cord­ing to have­fish- ing.com, Lake Sin­clair is down 1.99 feet, 88 de­grees, mostly stained.

Bass fish­ing is fair, but there’s only early and late day bite. Some fish are still hit­ting on top first thing in the morn­ing and can be found along main river banks and a short dis­tance inside the mouth of coves.

Use Pop R’s, Chug Bugs, and buzz baits. A weight­less Zoom Trick worm in white could also work as well. Docks and brush piles are still pop­u­lar hid­ing places for basses as well.

For cranks, baits like Rapala DT10 and Fat Free Shad No. 6 have been pop­u­lar choices.

Ac­cord­ing to have­fish­ing.com, Jack­son Lake is down 2.5 feet, clear, and 88 de­grees.

Bass fish­ing is fair with worms and jigs be­ing pop­u­lar bates. Con­cen­trate on stumps on the points and run the all white Fat Free Shad crank bait and crank them re­ally fast. Texas rigged Zoom red shad or Cul­prit black shad worms are pop­u­lar as well. The bass are hang­ing around the main lake and sec­ondary creek points.

Start the day with low mov­ing bait and don’t fish the bait too fast then try the Strike King 38 Spe­cial all white spin­ner bait.

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