Lake Jackson Fishing Report – October 2008
Jackson: Level: 1.8 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 70s. Clarity: Stained in the rivers and clear in the main lake.
Bass: Slow, but the topwater bite had improved and should strengthen due to cooler nights. “Topwater baits like Ricos, Pop-Rs and Chug Bugs on the main-lake walls have been producing,” said Eric Perkins. “As the water temperature falls, you can just follow the fish shallow and into the creeks and pockets. Also, a white 1/2-oz. spinnerbait with nickel willowleaf blades fished shallow, especially early in the morning, can be deadly.” Later in the month try skipping docks with a jig. Eric likes a 3/8- or 1/2-oz. Net Boy Baits Flipp’N Jig and a Zoom Big Salty chunk. “Let the water color dictate what color you use, but I like brown/black with a green-pumpkin chunk for the most part,” said Eric. “Fall is all about the bait moving shallow, and when the shad move up in to the creeks, any shad-imitating bait can work. I especially like small crankbaits, like Rat-L-Traps, Shad Raps and spinnerbaits.”
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