Lake Jackson Fishing Report – August 2007
Level: 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: The lake is clear, but the rivers are stained.
Bass: Fair. “Don’t go; stay at home and watch fishing on ESPN,” said Eric Perkins. “I have been going in the mornings, and it is tough. I have been running my normal topwater deal for the first hour or two, and even that has been hit or miss. One day you can get six or eight good bites, and the next day you might only get a couple. I have been staying on deep walls only, and I have been throwing Rico’s, Super Spooks, Zell Pops and Sammys.” Eric spent a few days trying to get a deep bite. “I stayed in the 15- to 20-foot range for two days throwing a DD22, a jig and a drop shot and really never could get on much,” said Eric. “I can see them on my Lowrance, but making them eat is tough. My best piece of advice is to go after dark, from about midnight until daylight. These fish will feed heavy late, and I think that’s why it’s tougher this time of year in the day time. August is always good after dark. I use three baits most of the time, a DD22 in a shad pattern, a black spinnerbait with a big Colorado blade and an Ol Monster worm in a dark color. I just run-and-gun brushpiles and deeper holes that they will stack up in. I will also run lights if there aren’t too many other boats out there. And I will throw a variety of crankbaits, some shallow, some deeper diving. You can catch the best numbers on a Shad Rap. The hybrids will be there, too. It’s spotty right now and leaning way more on the tougher side.”
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