Lake Oconee Fishing Report – January 2010

GON Staff | January 4, 2010

Oconee: Level: 1.2 feet above pool. Temp: 49 degrees. Clarity: Muddy.

Bass: Tough. Todd Lowe reports, “Fish are very close to cover. A few are being caught on spinnerbaits and jigs. The conditions are pretty nasty right now, so the fishing is fair at best. We are still catching them shallow, and I haven’t tried any jigging spoons yet. I’m not sure they could see one in this mud. My advice would be to stay home and organize tackle until this weather stabilizes.”

Linesides: Decent. Doug Nelms reports, “There are hundreds of gulls on the water right now, which means the schooling activity of fish should be easier to spot. Live bait, as in small shad or big bass minnows, are the ticket. Flatlines in coves where the water has warmed up faster than the main lake will produce fish. Stripers will be where the bait is.”

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