Lake Jackson Fishing Report – February 2023

GON Staff | January 25, 2023

Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet above 528. Temp: 52-53 degrees. Clarity: Heavy stain from end to end. The upper Tussahaw Creek above the bridge is a little clearer.

Bass: Tournament angler Willie McMullen reports some bass being caught on main-lake rock and wood cover. Sunny weather will pull them up shallow on those banks with seawalls, natural rock and wood, so fish a medium-diving crankbait that will hit bottom 5 to 7 feet deep. Willie says patience is the key. Fish slowly and carefully in the cold, stained water. He also says spots seem to have overtaken the lake even worse, with very few of the 4- to 5-lb. largemouth being brought to the scales in local tournaments that he has seen in past years. Always keep a jig ’n pig ready to flip or pitch around wood cover, including docks. In the heavily stained water, stick with black and blue, but try browns and green pumpkin when the water clears some. Toward the end of the month as the water warms, move back into creeks and coves and fish the same kinds of cover on secondary points and channel swings. 

Crappie: Crappie are being caught shooting docks with jigs and fishing deeper blowdowns. Willie says he is not finding much bait, so trolling is hit and miss for crappie.”

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