Into the WILD
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According to havefunfishing. com Lake Oconee is full and 80- 84 degrees.
Bass fishing has been good with a clear main lake, stained up the rivers. Start the day with a white or a white and chartreuse buzz bait. Fish it along the sea walls and rip- rap. Also work boat docks at the mouths of the covers and creeks.
After the top water bite ends move to the same docks and start to work a Texas rigged Zoom u tail worm in a dark green or pumpkin under the docks. Keep moving until you find a dock with active fish.
A Norman’s dd22 also works on the south end humps when Georgia Power is pulling water, which they have been doing every afternoon recently, according to havefunfishing. com’s report.
Line side fishing has been improving, fishing the mid lake to south end flats and humps with a large crank bait.
Crappie fishing is also good and the fish are starting to stage in the tree tops. Look for the fish in the tops of the trees at about 10 to 15 feet deep.
According to havefunfishing. com, Jackson Lake is down 2.07 feet, clear and 84 degrees.
Bass fishing has been fair but the spots are biting a little better. Early each day go up the Alcovy River and fish both sides with a white 3/ 8 or ½ ounce spinnerbate. Throw the bait next to the bank where the water and bank meet and start a slow retrieve back. Make sure the spinnerbait is equipped with a big Colorado blade or two Colorado blades. Also try a jib with rat- tles, and add a scent when using jigs in dirty water.
According to havefunfishing. com several anglers are reporting that Husky Jerks in the darker colors are also working. Stop the bait for several seconds while working it back to the boat. Make sure to throw it around any of the lakes boat docks and try both the small
and larger sizes. According to havefunfishing. com, Lake Sinclair is down 1.58 feet, 83 degrees and mostly stained.
Bass fishing been fair to good.
Green pumpkin and green pumkin red have been consistently good during the summer. Other good choices have been June bug, red bug and cotton candy. Fishing docks and boat houses are still tough, with the best chance for success coming by using small and lightweight soft plastics fished slowly.
Rip rap and bridge supports continue to produce a few fish. Various crank baits have worked at times, but lightweight Texas rigs and jig head and worm rigs have been more consistent.