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 items and pho­tos of fish­ing, hunt­ing and other out­door sports.

Fish­ing Re­ports

Ac­cord­ing to have­fun­fish­, Lake Oconee is full and 84-90 de­grees with a clear main pool and stained wa­ter up the rivers.

Bass fish­ing is fair with the best bite in day­light com­ing deep in the lake.

Start the day with a white or a white and char­treuse buzz bait, fished along the sea walls and rip rap.

Af­ter the top wa­ter bite ends, move to the deep wa­ter docks and start to work a shakey head with a Zoom shakey head worm in wa­ter­melon color.

Have­fun­fish­ing. com also says to fish the deep wa­ter humps when Geor- gia Power is mov­ing wa­ter. On those deep humps, go to deep div­ing Fat Free shad col­ored crank baits. A Nor­man DD22 in a nat­u­ral shad pat­ter fished owns the chan­nel side of the hump. The humps can also be fished with a Carolina rig.

Use a short leader of 12-18 inch with a green Zoom U tail worm.

Ac­cord­ing to have­fun­fish­, Lake Sin­clair is down 1.58 feet, 85 de­grees and mostly stained.

Bass fish­ing is fair and Carolina rigs on the main lake are work­ing well.

Use worms in the Zoom green fi­nesse col­ors on a Carolina rig, or a Cul­prit red shad worm over and in the grass beds all over the lake around docks; the Pop R in shad will draw strikes.

Crank baits are still work­ing but go to the larger DT10 and DT14 in the shad or hot mus­tard pat­ters on the man lake past Lit­tle River Marina to the dam.

Up the rivers and creeks, use the smaller beam col­ored crank baits in the pock­ets.

Ac­cord­ing to have­fun­fish­ Jack­son Lake is full, clear and 84 de­grees.

Bass fish­ing is fair on worms and crank baits.

Crank baits are fair and the Fat Free shad in pearl white and shad as well as the red shed Cul­prit worm on a brass and glass Texas rig will work.

For a big fish, head up the rivers and flip a dark jig and pig or a worm in the larger sizes on the down stream cur­rent pock­ets.

Try a Rat­tle Back jigs in black and blue or all black 1/2 ounce jig and a larger Pro Pork Trailer by Un­cle Josh. Cast to the banks cover and work baits tight.

Af­ter­noons are bet­ter for faster mov­ing baits with a small all white Fat Free Shad on main river points. Small float­ing Rapala’s in gold are fair in the creeks.

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