Lake Jackson Fishing Report – April 2010
Jackson: Level: 5.0 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to high 50s. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Good. “It really hasn’t turned all the way on, and that’s because the water level fell so much in the last week,” said Eric Perkins. “We have been doing the best covering a lot of water with the Spro Aruku Shad in clear chartreuse. Everything will eat that bait. Just throw it out, and yo-yo it back. The stripers and hybrids especially love it. For the most part the white fish are on their way up the rivers. The water should be back up to full pool here soon, and the bass spawn is just around the corner. I will be back to throwing a white or white/chartreuse, 1/2-oz. Stanley or War Eagle spinnerbait shallow to any wood or rock. The fish want to go shallow bad, but with the low water they’re suspended and just roaming right now. That’s where the search baits come into play. The spawn should be well under way by the second or third week of April, and the Bang-O-Lure bite will be on. I like a white or yellow Trick Worm also, and a green-pumpkin Flipping Tube or Wackem’s new Crazy Craw to flip shallow as I’m looking for beds. In April you shouldn’t have to fish any deeper than 6 or 7 feet. Look in pockets that have sandy bottoms with wood or chunk rock.”
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