Lake Jackson Fishing Report October 2012

GON Staff | September 26, 2012

Jackson: Level: Full pool. Temp: 79 degrees. Clarity: Clear in the main lake and a slight stain in the rivers.

Very tough at presstime, but Eric Perkins said October is when the shad migration is on, and he’ll spend some time burning more gas than normal in a run-and-gun pattern. In the mornings, look for spots and largemouths on the points, and cast topwater baits like a Spook, Pop-R or a Sammy. Fish will be migrating toward the backs of the creeks, so focus on points inside the creeks. “Crankbaits and jerkbaits are another great way to catch a lot of fish in the fall, especially during lowlight hours,” Eric said. “When the sun gets high, bass tend to position very tightly to structure to hide from the harsh sunlight. However, in early morning or overcast conditions, bass are more apt to roam around searching for food, which can make them easier to catch.” When the sun gets up, Eric will focus on red-clay knobs and secondary points in 7 to 8 feet of water. He likes wind in these areas and fishes a Lucky Craft Pointer. For more information on Eric’s October strategies, turn to page 24.

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