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Lake Jackson Fishing Report February 2020

GON Staff | January 30, 2020

Jackson: Level: Full. Temp: Mid to upper 40s. Clarity: Heavy stain.

Bass: Tournament angler Brian Lee reports, “This month has always been one of the best months to fish Jackson as the bass will start to transition to spawn. Bass will flood the shallow water as they prepare to move up onto spawning areas. The most consistent bite is down the lake for big spotted bass. A Lucky Craft jerkbait or a Fish Head Spin are the key baits for this bite. Look for schools of bass near bait or just keep moving until you get bit. Once you get bit, slow down. All it takes is one bite to fire up these schools of big spotted bass and you can get right quick. A Rapala DT6 crankbait on long, rocky points leading to spawning areas will have bass on them as they start to migrate shallow to spawn. Any shallow wood cover shouldn’t be ignored either. Flipping a jig around this cover can produce a hefty largemouth at any given moment. Jig color will be determined by the water color. Bass will start to move shallow and shallower, especially if we see several consecutive days of warmer weather. The shallow cranking bite will begin to heat up, and bass of all sizes will be there. Look for the bass to continue migrating to spawning areas as the month goes on. Bass fishing from here on out will only get better. Don’t be surprised to see the bass farther along than expected if the weather gets warm. Once they commit to going shallow, they will stay there until they finish their purpose. Keep an open mind as to what and where you may need to fish or throw this time of the year.”

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