Lake Oconee Fishing Report – June 2009
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp. 72-76 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Good, particularly for the topwater bite. Al Bassett reports, “During the month of June you should be able to find the mayflies around the lake. Look for trees and bushes that hang over the edge of the lake. Use a topwater bait like a Pop-R or a buzzbait. Most of the bass will have moved out to their summertime holes. Look for the baitfish on the long points and humps. Using a good depthfinder will help you catch more fish. Once you find the schools of baitfish, the largemouth bass should be nearby. Fish a Carolina-rigged Zoom Finesse or U-tail worm on these areas where you find baitfish. A big crankbait used in these areas will also bring you a few fish. Another way to catch a few fish is to flip a Mag II Zoom worm under the docks that have deep water or have deep water nearby. Make sure you use a good dye like JJ’s Magic on your soft plastic. The bite is much better when Georgia Power is moving water, but there is no announced schedule for this. A good place to fish when they are moving water is an area called the Bull Hole and the Pipeline, which are both located around the Reynolds and Great Water areas of the lake.
Crappie: Fair. “Most of the fish have moved back into deeper water over brushpiles and deep drop offs. Use a live minnow, and fish right over the brush while using your depthfinder to locate the area of the brush that is holding the fish. Once you find the fish, work the area very well as you most likely have found a school of fish. Night fishing with lights off the side of the boat in the timber or under a bridge is good and will only get better as the month goes on.”
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