Into the WILD

The Covington News - - Sports -

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 - ing, hunt­ing and other out­door sports. Fish­ing re­ports

Ac­cord­ing to have­fun­fish­, 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 have­fun­fish­, 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 have­fish­ 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.

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