Lake Jackson Fishing Report – July 2010
Jackson: Level: 0.8 feet above full pool. Temp: 90-93 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.
Bass: Fair. Aaron Batson said it’s barely fair and getting tougher. “High temps have made the fish difficult to catch. I fished the last Friday-night tournament and had four fish at 7.63 pounds that was good enough for third place. I also won the big-bass pot with one at 3.63 pounds. It took 9 pounds to win. Fish came from deep-water locations at just about dusk. Fishing slowly on a 20- to 28-foot deep brushpile is a good bet. Try a 3/4-oz. Net Boy Baits football jig, a 1/4-oz. Texas-rigged Zoom Brush Hog or a Carolina-rigged lizard for these fish. Work as many brushpiles as possible looking for a few bites. Fishing the bait very slowly is the key. The best bite has been way up the South or Yellow rivers where water temps are much cooler and in the low 80s during the heat of the day. Try a small crankbait like a 100 Bandit on rocky areas, or flip a 3/8-oz. Net Boy Baits flipping jig to stumps and blowdowns while way up the rivers above the 36 bridges.” Kip Carter said the standard summer routine is setting in at Jackson. “As usual, things are getting tough. The water temp is above 90, and it will stay there for a while. In July, expect topwater to be slow, but it will still exist. After the early hours, fish slowly in 12 to 15 feet of water for spotted bass for the most bites. For largemouths, stay shallow and fish wood and docks.”
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