Lake Jackson Fishing Report March 2018

GON Staff | March 6, 2018

Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet low. Temp: Mid 60s. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Tournament angler Keith Dawkins reports, “March is one of my favorite months on Jackson. Early in the month, concentrate on points and drop-offs adjacent to coves and flats. When searching for spotted bass, fish Shad Raps in the silver/black back or crawfish patterns, and Bandits work well, too. Target rocky points and banks. If the water is still cold, a jerkbait, like a Lucky Craft Pointer, fished on a slow, twitch-and-pause retrieve can be very effective. Once the water begins to warm, fish a Carolina-rigged Zoom 6-inch lizard in watermelon or pumpkinseed in combination with the crankbaits on these same areas. Later in the month, throw double willowleaf spinnerbaits in chartreuse/white tight to wood cover and docks near spawning areas. Always keep a fluke or Senko tied on to skip next to dock posts. If we have a warm March and the bass move into the spawning areas, throw a Bang-O-Lure in the backs of pockets. Twitch it, and let it sit for several seconds before moving it. I have caught some of my biggest bass on Jackson using this technique in the spring.”

Crappie: Keith Dawkins reports, “If you are looking to catch a bunch for a fish fry, March is the time for crappie on Jackson. I spoke to a friend who said he caught 30 one afternoon this past week shooting docks with 1/32-oz. jigs and flies. Concentrate on docks with sunken trees. Later in the month, look for spawners in the back half of coves and pockets around blowdowns.”

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