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Lake Jackson Fishing Report August 2019

GON Staff | July 24, 2019

Jackson: Level: Full. Temp: 85-90 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Brian Lee reports, “The dog days are still upon us, which can make bass fishing very tough during the day. The early morning and late evening bites are your best bet, if you don’t want to fish after dark. The night can yield some great bites, if you’d like to have the lake to yourself. Early morning running and gunning your favorite topwater bait is your best bet to catching quality fish during the day. Don’t spend too much time on one spot unless the fish have given you a reason to spend a few more minutes there. Even after the sun is up, you can run the shade with topwater. Frogs, buzzbaits and Whopper Ploppers are just a few topwater baits that are producing fish. Once the sun is high and bright, follow the fish as they make their way to deeper water on long points or flats close to deeper water or to the humps. Brushpiles in the 12- to 20-foot range will hold small schools of bass. Electronics are a must this time of year, and I advise learning the full potential of your units. This is a good time of year to broaden your horizons as to learning how to fish offshore and read and understanding your electronics. In the evenings, look for the bass to be in the same areas as the mornings, maybe just not as shallow as they were. If you choose to fish under the cover of darkness, please be aware of your surroundings when running your big motor. Every lake at some point seems to have that one individual who doesn’t have their navigation lights on or has had too much to drink, so please wear your PFDs and have your kill switch hooked up. Nighttime can be fun fishing what few lighted boat docks are on the lake or when you are fishing the long points. The spotted bass are very aggressive and will eat anything. Remember to be patient as the fish are sluggish due to the extremely warm water temps. Look for the fish to be in the same areas and pattern depending on the temperatures. If we start to have fall-like temps earlier than normal, expect the bass to start moving toward fall patterns.”

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