Lake Jackson Fishing Report – May 2010
Jackson: Level: 0.7 feet above full pool. Temp: High 60s to low 70s. Clarity: Light stain in the rivers and very clear on the bottom end.
Bass: Good. Eric Perkins reports, “The spawn is in full swing. I have seen some really nice fish here lately. The bigger females were just getting right around April 18. We’re catching some good fish early on Bang-O-Lures, Pop-Rs and Ricos, and if you have cloud cover or dark skies, this pattern will work all day. Trick Worms and Wackem Crazy Trick Sticks and Crazy Sticks in green pumpkin are working great right now, also. We’re throwing everything weightless just trying to get a fish to come up and show itself. Then you can slow down and sight fish for them. I like a white lizard or flipping tube, or a white 3/8-oz. Net Boy Baits flipping jig with a white chunk, for sight fishing. Look for the shad spawn to be under way soon, and white 1/2-oz. spinnerbaits with double nickel willowleaf blades are hard to beat. Topwater like white Ricos and even a Lucky Craft Pointer jerkbait in chartreuse shad are also hard to beat. This bite only lasts about an hour, so you have got to work the active fish fast. Look for rip-rap and seawalls in the creeks or in the mouths of the creeks to be hot later this month and into the first of May.” Kip Carter said, “Fish are spawning strong, but expect this to start winding down. In May, expect shad to be spawning. Use topwater, spinnerbaits or basically anything that represents a shad. Later, after the sun gets up, pitch the shade of docks and fish brush.”
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