Lake Jackson Fishing Report – September 2023

GON Staff | August 30, 2023

Jackson: Level: 1.3 feet below 530. Temp: Upper 80s to low 90s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Willie McMullen reports that fishing is tough, especially during the day. Your best bet is to fish the two hours of daylight and late afternoon into the night. Hit any shallow wood and rock cover with a Pop-R and follow up with a small jig for bream-eating bass. Later in the day, target brush on points and drops in 18 to 25 feet of water. Drag a shaky head or Carolina-rigged Trick or finesse worm beside and through the brush. If there is a heavy thunderstorm, check the backs of creeks and ditches for any inflow. Moving and stained water will be cooler and turn on bass that are holding shallow. Even in September, watch for mayflies since there may still be a small hatch. Also, keep an eye out for surface activity and cast your Pop-R or Rico to any schooling fish you see. Schools of shad on the surface are a good sign you are in the right areas. The good news is boat traffic is getting less and less, and shorter days should allow the water to cool, making the shallow bite better.”


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