Lake Jackson Fishing Report – December 2007
Jackson: Level: 3.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 57-58 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Fair. Fish are on rocks and brush in 2 to 6 feet of water. Rapala DT5s in crawdad and spinnerbaits are working. Also, jigs under docks are producing. “With colder night temperatures upon us, look for fish to be moving out deeper to their winter holes,” said guide Aaron Batson. “Search old creek and river ledges down the lake, and look for shad in 18 to 28 feet of water. Drop a 7/8-oz War Eagle jigging spoon on them. Expect to catch largemouths, spots, hybrids and the newly stocked stripers. You can specifically target largemouth and spots by using a Net Boy Baits Football Screwball head. Thread on a Zoom or V&M finesse worm in watermelon or pumpkin-seed color. This bait will stand up vertically on the bottom and works really well on rocky bottoms. Up the lake work deep docks in 10 to 15 feet of water with a black 1/2-oz. Net Boy Baits Flipp’N Jig with a Zoom Super Chunk in black. This will also catch a huge largemouth. Don’t expect to get many bites in one day on it, but it can be great for a kicker fish.” Eric Perkins said Rat-L-Traps and Shad Raps cranked around rock will be a good pattern. “I don’t fish all that deep until the real cold weather comes in, and when this happens we just slow down a little and cast 7/16-oz. Net Boy Baits Spider or Football Head jigs,” said Eric. “Even still, when winter comes in these fish will usually be 10 or 12 feet deep. Sometimes when we get a week of warm weather in December these fish will go straight to the bank, and you can take a No. 5 Shad Rap or a flat bait like a Gulp and work the rocky banks near deeper water and catch some real good fish.”
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