Into the WILD

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Fish­ing re­ports

Ac­cord­ing to south­ern­fish­, Lake Oconee is full, 82-89 de­grees and stained from mid­lake up the rivers.

Bass fish­ing has been fair. Fish a dark green shaky head worm un­der docks on the main lake in 10-20 feet of wa­ter. Work the baits as far un­der the docks as pos­si­ble, con­tact­ing all dock sup­ports. Large crank baits worked on the humps on the south end of the lake will also pro­duce some fish.

Ac­cord­ing to south­ern­fish­, Lake Sin­clair is full, 88 de­grees and stained.

Bass fish­ing has been de­cent. The best bite is com­ing in the morn­ing, so start with top wa­ter baits and medium div­ing crank baits around rip rap and grass beds in the lit­tle river arm of the lake.

A good top wa­ter bait to use is bream-col­ored prop bait. There should be some bream on bed, as the full moon ap­proaches. The prop bait will catch a good amount of fish when you find the spawn­ing bream.

A top wa­ter bait is the bait of choice around the mayflies, as well.

An­other con­sis­tent pat­tern is to fish soft plas­tics on the deeper main lake docks down the lake. Th­ese deeper docks are even bet­ter if they have brush piles around them. A light shaky head with a green pump­kin worm from Z-man Fi­nesse WormZ will get nu­mer­ous bites around th­ese docks and brush piles.

Ac­cord­ing to south­ern­fish­, Jack­son Lake is down 2.1 feet, 84 de­grees and stained.

Bass fish­ing has been barely fair dur­ing the day and a lit­tle bet­ter af­ter dark.

The Carolina rig and main lake ledges are work­ing best. A Zoom pump­kin lizard is the best bait lake-wide.

The fish have moved out to the river chan­nel ledges or to deep rocks.

Al­most all the fish are tak­ing plas­tics but try a gold buzz bait any time near the docks. Jigs are also fair on the docks in all brown col­ors, but use smaller baits on the spots.

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