Lake Jackson Fishing Report – January 2022

GON Staff | January 1, 2022

Jackson: Level: 0.6 above 528. Temp: 54 degrees. Clarity: Slightly stained to stained up the rivers. The main lake has a little color to it.

Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “Lake is down to winter pool, but at least you can launch your boat at a few deeper ramps. A bass tournament this weekend took 12 pounds to win. That being said, decent fish are hard to come by. Although no one is saying, guesses are that a jig and spinnerbait were used for the winning bag. January will be tough, but stay with a jig and a small worm on deeper docks and blowdowns that are still in the water. Focus on rock, clay and hard sand that are on steep banks or have a defined drop-off. Carolina rigs, football head jigs and deep-diving crankbaits will be the go-to baits along with a drop shot. If Georgia Power is pulling water, really target current breaks such as boulders, areas with rip-rap, bridge pilings and points with a moving bait or plastic. Use your electronics to find bait on humps before dropping a spoon (a great choice to catch multiple species), dragging a jig or fishing a drop shot. Three days before and after the full moon, a crankbait or jig around bridge rip-rap, shallow pilings and boat ramps will give you a chance for a big spot or largemouth.”

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