Lake Jackson Fishing Report – November 2023

GON Staff | October 25, 2023

Jackson: Level: 0.4 feet above 528. Temp: 64-68 degrees. Clarity: The South and Yellow rivers are stained, Alcovy to the dam is clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Willie McMullen reports the water will cool quickly in Jackson since it is fairly small. Bait moving into creeks and coves will draw bass to the back half of them, so start halfway back and fish to the very back. Target any cover, from wood and docks to rocks, with squarebill crankbaits in shad colors. If the water temperature is still in the 60s, don’t hesitate to cast a topwater like a Rico popper or a Gunfish walking bait. Topwater may not get as many bites, but those you get will be better quality. As the water cools or after a heavy rain stains up the water, slow down and fish a jig or Texas-rigged craw around cover.  Vary what you use. Some days the bass seem to want the full-bodied profile of a jig with a skirt, and other days they prefer a slimmer profile like a craw. Rig the craw on a 1/4- to 5/16-oz. sinker and a strong 4/0 hook. Flip or pitch them to all cover. Rising water will change the bite.

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