Lake Jackson Fishing Report August 2015
Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool. Temp: 88-90 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.
Bass: Fair to good. Keith Dawkins reports, “With the high water temperatures and boat traffic, fishing has been somewhat tough the last few weeks. The spots are holding on points, humps and around deep-water docks on the main lake and river mouths. Make sure you start early or go late, especially if you are going on the weekends, to avoid the jet skis and boat traffic. From dawn until the sun gets up, Spooks and Pop-Rs will catch bass on the points and humps, as well as seawalls in Tussahaw Creek and the Alcovy near the 212 bridge. After the sun gets high, use your electronics to locate bass over the ends of points and on tops of humps in 13 to 20 feet of water. Drop-shot rigs with 10-lb. fluorocarbon and 6-inch finesse worms in watermelon seed or Trick Worms on Spotsticker jig heads are great baits for these summer spotted bass. Make sure and key on any isolated structure you see on your sonar screen. In addition, you can try Carolina-rigged 6-inch watermelon or pumpkinseed lizards with chartreuse tails and Bandit 300 crankbaits in citrus shad for suspended fish. If you are more of a dock fisherman, skip the Trick Worms on Spotstickers under docks, or flip with a 1/2-oz. green or black jig and small Salty Chunk trailer. Keep a pearl fluke on as well, especially early, and use a 4/0 offset hook, so it will sink a little faster. Make sure to concentrate on the docks with man-made structure in front of them as well as the dock posts. If you want to avoid the traffic or are more of a largemouth fisherman, head up the South or Yellow rivers, and hit visible structure like blowdowns and docks. Use buzzbaits or frogs early and Texas-rigged 6-inch U-tails worms in green pumpkin. If the rivers are stained like they tend to be after some rain, try a 3/4-oz. or 1/2-oz. double willowleaf spinnerbait in chartreuse. The final option is to fish at night in August. Lighted boat docks are the key this time of year. Fish them with a No. 7 silver/black back Shad Rap or dark-colored plastics. You can also try with 1/2-oz. black buzzbaits near shallow cover.”
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