Heavy rains im­pact fish­ing strate­gies

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Ac­cord­ing to south­ern­fish­ing.com, Lake Oconee is full with a heavy stain up the rivers and clear­ing on the south end of the lake. Bass fish­ing is fair, and white and char­treuse spin­ner baits fish on wood struc­tures and around in docks of 10 to 15 feet of wa­ter.

With all the rain, look for Ge­or­gia Power to pull wa­ter. When this hap­pens, move to the bridge rip rap. Use the same spin­ner bait on the down-lake side of the bridges. Striper and hy­brid fish­ing is fair, and Um­brella rigs fished 100 feet be­hind the boat at 3 mph are still the best pro­duc­ers.

The mid humps are still the best pro­duc­ers. When Ge­or­gia Power is pulling wa­ter, there is a good white bass bite on the humps on the north end of the lake.

Crap­pie fish­ing is fair. Use your Lowrance to lo­cate the schools of fish in the tim­ber and then drop a live crap­pie min­now into the school.

Ac­cord­ing to Matt Henry, Lake Sin­clair is full, 89 de­grees, and rivers and creeks are stained. Ac­cord­ing to south­ern­fish­ing.com, bass fish­ing is good, and all the re­cent rains have Ge­or­gia Power mov­ing wa­ter con­sis- tently through­out the day.

Crank the points of the rip rap with var­i­ous shad-col­ored crank baits. Start with a shal­low crank bait and work your way down to a deeper diver. A flat-sided balsa crank bait made by Kip Carter has been catch­ing a lot of fish on the bridge and main river points in the Lit­tle River area.

A small, bone-col­ored pop­per and a shaky head with a trick worm have been catch­ing some of th­ese fish. Keep an eye out for mayflies up the Oconee River. If you find a hatch, throw a brown Buck­eye Mop Jig and a prop bait made by Kip Carter around the over­hang and dock walk­ways.

Ac­cord­ing to south­ern­fish­ing.com, Jack­son Lake is down 2.4 feet, clear and 83. Bass fish­ing is barely fair, and the lake is up and stained lake wide. There is a fair top wa­ter early each day.

The Lunker Lure all-white buzz bait or Bang A Lures in sil­ver and black on banks and wood has been work­ing. Small fat free shad and pearl white shal­low crank baits are fair.

Rig cul­prit worms in red shad and black shad u tails on a spin­ning rod and skip them un­der the docks and get the baits a lit­tle deeper and work them very slowly. Pop R’s in shad and bream and col­ors are fair.

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