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According to havefunfishing.com, 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 havefunfishing.com, 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 havefunfishing.com 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.