Lake Oconee Fishing Report – December 2010
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 54 to 60 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Aaron Batson reports, “Ol Nelle spinnerbaits have been hot lately. Baits with tandem willow blades in all white have worked well around schools of shad at the mouths of the creeks and coves all over the lake. Also work 3/4-oz. Rat-L-Traps in the same areas for more bites. For a few quality bites work docks on the upper end of the lake with a 1/4-oz. Net Boy Baits Flipp’N Jig in brown/orange color. Fish will move deeper later in the month; look for them to be in 20 to 25 foot range with colder nights. A Carolina-rigged finesse worm can be hard to beat.”
Crappie: Good. Al Bassett reports, “Crappie fishing is good, with large numbers of fish being caught. Some are being caught fishing with jigs and minnows trolling just like you do in the springtime. Another way to catch them now is to use your depthfinder to find the fish on the drop-offs and points leading into the coves around the lake. When you find them, use a marker to indicate the area and fish with just a minnow straight down using a small hook and a split-shot. Areas that are holding a lot of fish are Lick Creek and around the Reynolds Marina area on the main lake. Over the next few weeks, these fish will start moving back out to deeper water and hold there until they make their move back to the shallow waters. Trolling during this time is a good way to catch a few fish, but you need to run your bait deeper. Use your Lowrance HDS unit to find the depth the fish are holding at.”
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