Into the WILD
Hunting seasons underway
Alligator season began Sept. 1, along with dove season, lasting until Sept. 16. Marsh Hens hunting season begins Sept. 14. Fishing Reports
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full and 8387 degrees with a clear main pool.
The main lake humps and long deep points have been producing best recently.
Work that area with a Rapala DT10, along with a Norman DD22 in a shad pattern for deep fish.
Make sure you stay in contact with the bottom as far down the ledges as possible.
Some fish are also coming off the deeper boat docks. Those fish can be found with a Zoom u tail worm in any green pattern, fished Texas rigged.
Line side fishing is fair on the south end of the lake around the humps.
According to Georgia Outdoor News, a record numbers of ducks are to the north of us, and duck hunters may see a lot of birds this year based on population estimates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The limit of scaup has increased from two to four because of these numbers.
In recent duck surveys, an estimated 48.6 million breeding ducks were found, according to gon.com. That’s an increase of seven percent from 2011, setting a new record high.
Mallard estimates are back above 10 million for the first time since 1999. Gadwall are up 10 percent over last year and 96 percent above the historic average. Northern pintail and American wigeon were the only two species counted below their historic average.
is good and the fish are starting to stage in the tree tops, according to havefunfishing. com. Look for the fish in the tops of the trees at about 15 to 25 feet deep.
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Sinclair is down 1.58 feet, 85 degrees and mostly stained.
Bass fishing has been good.
It’s best to use the smaller sizes of any lipless crank bait and make super long casts to the long points down lake.
Bass are holding in small pockets right at the mouth of those creeks. Any lay down timber is a must for a ping n jig and a Texas rigged worm in any dark color.
Also cast toward any dock with a jig or Texas rigged Zoom green pumpkin U tail worm. The Rattlin Rap in either the natural shad or the black and crome are working lake wide but use the larger baits up the rivers.
Fish any rip rap early in the morning with both the Rattlin Rap and a small all white buzz bait.
Check out the mouths of any and all major creeks working them well with buzz baits and crank baits.
According to havefunfishing.com Jackson Lake is full, clear and 84 degrees.
Bass fishing is picking up.
All the fish are still small and the best action has been close to the dam.
Jigs in combinations of browns and greens are fair but use small ones.
Work the jigs slowly around any and all wood in both shallow and deep water, along with docks.
Use a small ¼ and 3/8 ounce jigs with small pork or Zoom salt trailers.
Carolina rigged worms off the points are catching a few small spots and greens are the right colors.