Lake Jackson Fishing Report September 2013
Jackson: Level: 0.6 feet above full pool. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: Stained in the rivers, but clear in the main lake.
Bass: Slow. Tournament fisherman Eric Perkins reports, “Fishing is a little slow right now, but there is still that early morning topwater bite first thing on the main lake. I usually get there a little early and fish a few boat-dock lights and then run and gun pretty fast with a wide variety of topwater baits. I’m hearing a lot of my friends are catching a lot of fish on Kip Carter’s new baits as well. His company is called Bass Hound Crankbaits and has a new topwater prop bait that is catching a lot of fish both here and on Sinclair and Oconee. I will be throwing one on my next trip. I also like Ricos and Zell Pops, and I’m fishing them both pretty fast and covering as much water as I can early. After the sun gets high, it gets tough. I’ll usually move out on deep brush with a Strike King 6XD and a big worm like an Ol’ Monster in green pumpkin and my favorite 7/16-oz. Net Boy Baits finesse jig. Long points on the main lake and offshore humps with brush are what I would focus on. On into September the bait will move shallow if we get cool air. I like a wide variety of crankbaits in a shad pattern, like Spro’s Aruku Shad and the Fat Papa 65 and a Spro Little John. I will also have a white- or shad-colored, 1/2- or 1/4-oz. spinnerbait with double-nickel willowleaf blades. I like to really run and gun fast when the bait goes into the creeks and gets shallow again. If we get cool weather this month, those fish will really turn on.”
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