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 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.

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