Lake Jackson Fishing Report – May 2008
Jackson: Level: Down 1.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 70-74 degrees Clarity: Mostly clear.
Bass: “Fishing has been up and down here lately, and the spawn is almost over,” said Eric Perkins. “I saw a major wave move in two weeks ago only to be bumped off by weather and falling water. But May is a great month, and things will improve.” Eric reports the shad spawn has just started, but it’ll be over by early May. “You will still catch a few guarding fry, but I would focus on the early topwater bite out on the main lake. May is the month for big spots on top. You can’t beat the fast action for about an hour or so. I like running the outside main-lake walls and the walls coming out of the creeks first thing with a Rico. Pretty much any style topwater bait that will make some noise will work — Sammys, Torpedos and Pop Rs are all very good. Stay with shad colors or white when you run this pattern. After the sun gets up, things will change unless you have clouds or wind. With the wind, a white spinnerbait with double 4 or 4 1/2 willowleaf blades or a Lucky Craft jerkbait will work all day. You can also run in some of the creeks with a white or yellow Trick Worm and catch a few good fish shallow. The fish on the walls can be caught when they move out after the sun gets up.” Try a Net Boy Baits ScrewBall Jig Head and a finesse-style worm for these fish. “May can be tough on the big largemouths until they get over the spawn, but the fast topwater action first thing can really save the day,” said Eric.
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