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Lake Jackson Fishing Report June 2010

GON Staff | May 26, 2010

Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool. Temp: High 70s. Clarity: Stained in the rivers but clear in the main lake.

Bass: Aaron Batson reports, “Fishing is fair but improving. Fish are presently in a transition stage right now moving out toward main-lake summer holes. Look for a continued early morning bite on seawalls and points. Good baits are Pop-Rs and Spooks. This bite will not last long into the day or the month. Begin to check points, humps and channel ledges all over the lower lake. Big crankbaits, Carolina rigs and football jigs will catch these deep fish. First try a big plug like the new Spro deep diver or a DD22 to catch the more aggressive fish. Then slow down and try a Carolina-rigged big worm or lizard for more bites. One of my key baits will be a 3/4-oz. Net Boy Baits FootBall Jig tipped with a full-sized Zoom Brush Hog. This bait will catch much better quality. Look for them to be in the 20 to 25 foot range.” Eric Perkins reports, “Fishing has been tough. The spawn is over, and the fish are in that lull. We didn’t have much of a shad spawn, so now I am just waiting on the mayfly hatch. I did see some this week, so by the time this report comes out they should be hatching good. I will be throwing topwater early. Popping-style baits and prop baits will work best. Also, I like to cast a black/brown ChatterBait under the overhanging bushes where they hatch and pitch a black/brown Net Boy Baits Flipp’N Jig with a green-pumpkin Pro Chunk or a big salty chunk. Topwater out on the main lake is all about covering as much water as you can really quickly. I try to hit as many places as I can where the sun will hit first and save the shady places for last. It doesn’t last long. Again, popping-style baits like Pop-Rs, Ricos and even flukes and Super Spook Jrs. are good. Shad colors with a white belly are the best. After the sun gets high, it can get tough again, but you can work a worm like Wackem Crazy Baits Trick Stick or their Sissy Worm in green pumpkin around docks and still catch a bunch of spots.”

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