Lake Jackson Fishing Report January 2013

GON Staff | January 3, 2013

Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Eric Perkins reports, “Fishing has been pretty tough. Jackson is fishing like a totally different lake right now. I can catch a few fish, but the clear, full water is killing my shallow bite. We saw the better fish in 15-20 feet of water. My most productive bait lately has been my 7/16-oz. Net Boy Baits finesse jig in green craw with a green-pumpkin chunk. I can catch a few on a Lucky Craft Pointer, but the jig bite is way better. You can drop shot or cast a Wackem Crazy Baits Sissy Worm or a Pointy Tail Worm in any natural color and catch fish, but the fish are pretty scattered. Until they lock up on the deeper stuff, it’s going to remain tough. The lake is so clear and full we’re having to fish like you would at Lanier. The Fish Head Spin rigged with a Fluke Jr. in pearl white is another good way of catching the deeper, suspended fish. If we get some real cold weather here soon, I’m expecting the long points and deeper channel swings to load up with fish. I will also be looking for a good spoon bite this month. I don’t think we will see much of a shallow cranking bite anytime soon. The new grass is killing that, as well as the cool, clear water.”

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