Lake Jackson Fishing Report June 2011

GON Staff | May 26, 2011

Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Clear on the main lake; light stain up the rivers.

Bass: Fair. Eric Perkins reports, “Fishing has been pretty tough. I’m catching a few fish here and there but not really burning them up. The shad spawn is still going on some, and there will be a mayfly hatch after that. There are some fish that spawned really early that will eat topwater, and the cicadas that are driving everyone crazy are fueling that. The largemouths are eating them up as they fall in the water, as are the bream and even the spots. When the shad spawn is happenning, I try to run as many places as I can until they go down. The best baits are a white, 1/2-oz., double nickel, willowleaf spinnerbait, a white Lunker Lure buzzbait and a wide variety of popping-style topwater baits. I also like a Lucky Craft Pointer jerkbait or a Fish Head Spin after the sun gets high and the fish move out. Another thing to look forward to is the mayfly hatch that’s coming, and again topwater poppers and a brown 1/2-oz. Net Boy flipping jig are my favorites on that bite. Just ride and look for the birds swarming the banks.”

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