Lake Jackson Fishing Report March 2012

GON Staff | February 29, 2012

Jackson: Level: 4.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Tournament angler Eric Perkins reports, “The lake is fishing real well right now. This warmer-than-average winter has been great for fishing. Last Saturday in Robbie’s Pot Tournament, it took more than 16 pounds for first, 16 pounds for second, with third weighing more than 15 pounds. Overall a lot of fish were caught by everyone. The fish are up shallow and can be caught on a number of baits right now. First thing in the morning you can get a limit of 2- to 2 1/2-lb. spots on a Lucky Craft jerkbait and a white 1/2-oz. War Eagle spinnerbait running wind-blown clay and rock banks off the main lake. Sometimes that bite dies fast if it’s slick with no wind and the sun is bright. Then you can do a few things. If the water is dirty, you can stay right on the chunk rock and throw any number of shallow cranks and spinnerbaits. Model A Bombers, flat baits, Berkley Flicker Shads and Shad Raps are all great. And that 1/2-oz. War Eagle slow-rolled shallow is a good bait. Another option is back off and cast a Net Boy Baits finesse jig with a Wackem Crazy Baits Tator Bug as a trailer. There are also a lot of good fish under docks right now. Skip a 7/16-oz. Net Boy Baits flipping jig under the ones that have any water under them. A lot of good fish have been coming on that jig lately. March is when they start stacking up, and it’s one of the best times to be down here. Secondary points leading in to major spawning coves will get hot here as soon as the fish get ready to make their move to spawn. Great search baits for finding these fish are Spro Aruku Shads and Rat-L-Traps.”

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