Lake Jackson Fishing Report – May 2007

GON Staff | April 23, 2007

Jackson: Level: 2.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 64-66 degrees. Clarity: Very clear.

Bass: Good. “Tons of bass are heading to the beds right now but should be done within the next two weeks,” said Aaron Batson. “They can be caught sight fishing with soft plastics. They are very skittish due to the unusually clear water for Jackson standards. More stable and predictable fish are the postspawners that are headed out of the pockets and coves. They have been staging on docks and blowdowns probably protecting some fry along the way. Bream-colored baits are working great along these places. Try a watermelon/chartreuse 6-inch Dead Ringer or a Zoom big tube in these areas.” Aaron said May is time to watch for spawning shad. “Watch for postspawn fish to feed at daylight on any available shad spawn on rock and rip-rap,” said Aaron. “A standard black/silver Pop-R is hard to beat for this bite. Also, working a 3/8-oz. white Mini-Me spinnerbait with white blades will work well on these fish. After the sun is high work these same areas out deeper with a Zoom Trick Worm on a Net Boy Baits Screw Ball jighead; it has been great on the spotted bass lately.”

Crappie: Bobby Berry said the crappie are bedding right now. “Some guys thought they had already spawned, but they’re doing it right now,” said Bobby. “They’re out a little bit from the bank in brush.” Minnows and jigs are working.

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