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According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full and 8791 degrees and clear, stained up the rivers.
Bass fishing is fair. The best bite is deep in the lake.
It is said that deep cranking the shoal markers in the mouth of Richland creek and the mouth of Double Branches will produce the most fish. Another time the bite is best is when Georgia Power is pulling water in the afternoons.
It is suggested to also use deep diving crank bait like Norman’s DD22. Most fish will be found in 15 to 20 feet deep water.
Another way to find the best bite is to fish early in the daytime before daylight while using a while Old Nelly buzz bait. Line-side fishing is fair. Most of the fish will be found at the south end of the lake.
It is suggested to use the Lowrance locate the schools off of the humps and flats around the main river channel.
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Sinclair is down 1.99 feet, 88 degrees and mostly stained. Bass fishing is fair but gets tougher as the day drawls to a close. Some fish are still hitting top water baits during the early morning hours, but the best time is the first hour after daybreak. Poppers and prop baits have been the best baits to use recently.
Depths are mostly 15 to 25 feet down the lake.
Crank baits and Carolina rigs are the baits of choice. Some suggested crank baits are DD14, DD22, and the Rapala DT10 and DT16. Chartreuse and shad combinations are good color choices.
Fishing by docks and boat houses is slow.
The best chance for success according to havefishing.com is by using small and lightweight soft plastics fished slowly.
According to gon. com, Lake Jackson is .4 feet above full pool, clear and 80-90 degrees.
According to Georgia Outdoor News’ Eric Perkins, the fishing has been kind of tough lately.
You can still catch a few early on topwater baits like a Super Spook Jr and a Pop-R. There has been some schooling of fish down by the dam. Hybrids and stripers will also come up on a Spook and a Sammy from time to time.
If you can find a brush, a big single-bladed spinnerbait and a Net Boy Flipping Jib in black are excellent nighttime baits.