Lake Jackson Fishing Report May 2018
Jackson: Level: 0.6 feet above full. Temp: 64-67 degrees. Clarity: Clear on the main lake and stained in the South and Yellow rivers.
Bass: Guide Keith Dawkins reports, “The constant rain and cold fronts have made the bass tough at times through April. However, the bass have begun to move up into the pockets, and I saw several cruising for beds this last weekend. As we move into May, they should be in both spawn and prespawn patterns. Begin searching on shallow points and on wood and dock posts in spawning pockets. Bandit 300s and double willowleaf spinnerbaits are great baits to search for aggressive prespawn spots and largemouth. Keep a fluke tied on to skip under the back sides of docks, and let them sink before starting your retrieve. Texas-rigged Zoom lizards or 1/2-oz. jigs with a craw trailer flipped next to visual cover can produce some real wall hangers. Make multiple casts next to docks and wood. If the day is overcast, throw Bang-O-Lures or Whopper Poppers parallel to seawalls and on spawning flats for spots. Near the end of the month, postspawn fish should show up on secondary points, which you can fish with Carolina-rigged lizards and crankbaits.”
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