Lake Jackson Fishing Reports – August 2020

GON Staff | July 30, 2020

Jackson: Level: Full. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: From stained to clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Brian Lee reports, “Bass fishing has been tough, and boat traffic and high water temps has all but shut down the shallow bite after the first hour or so of the day. The early, shallow-water bite has been best with a 1/2-oz. white buzzbait around shallow wood and dock posts. Once the sun is up, the bite is over and becomes tough to generate bites. Flipping deeper docks near channel swings or near deep water will produce bites, but you have to cover lots of water. Another effective pattern is looking for schools of spotted bass on ledges or deep points with your electronics. A 1/2-oz. jig ( color depends on water clarity) or a 1/4-oz. Ol’ Monster worm will get bites. You just have to be patient and work the bait slowly. A Strike King Series 5 crankbait in shad colors will get reaction bites on some schools that aren’t too deep to target with a crankbait. The best bite for me has been a drop-shot rig with a green-pumpkin Fluke Stick worked extremely slow. The dog days are almost over, but the bass will eat. Just be patient and put your head down and grind it out. Expect the bite to get better next month as long as the temperatures don’t continue to rise. The bass will start to make their way from the deeper hideouts toward the shallower depths.”

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