Lake Jackson Fishing Report – April 2007

GON Staff | March 26, 2007

Jackson: Level: 2.5 feet low. Temp: 60-62 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Excellent. Aaron Batson reports huge catches of 5- to 7-pounders. In a pot tournament last Sunday it took 28.42 pounds to win. The stringer was caught on spinnerbaits. “At the first of April the big females will already be in the spawning areas of the lake due to a very early spring,” said Aaron Batson. “Right now I have been catching my bigger fish on wood cover (dock posts, stumps and blowdowns) in 2 to 4 feet of water on a new 3/8-oz. jig offered by NetBoyBaits. The best colors have been black/blue and black/brown with a green-pumpkin Zoom Big Critter Craw trailer. By mid-month there will be fish locked on beds all over the lake. They can be caught on Texas-rigged Zoom tubes and lizards — white, watermelon and pumpkin-seed colors will work. Late in the month I would be working topwater baits like a Bang-O-Lure or Pop-R in shad colors for postspawn fish headed back to deeper water. Expect quality spotted bass hanging on rocky points in 6 to 10 foot water. These fish can being caught on a Stanford Lure Cedar Shad (MWCS) crankbait, try sour-apple color.

Crappie: Excellent. “They’re biting,” said Bobby Berry. “They’re catching them around the treetops and under bridges at night.” Bobby talked to a group of anglers who’d fished all night on the 25th, and they had their limit. This month look around any shallow stump beds for spawning crappie. Fish minnows under corks or cast jigs. Try the Connely Ditch Cove area on below the powerline.

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