Lake Oconee Fishing Report – June 2023
Oconee: Level: Full at 435. Temp: 74 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Norris Edge reports, “The fish are moving all over the lake, and some are going deep. On the main lake, there are a lot of fish being caught early in the morning on buzzbaits and topwater frogs. Around the boat docks, I really enjoy fishing shaky heads, and they are still producing some really good fish. There is a big school of fish that is hitting up the rivers now. On the north end, you can find them really good early in the mornings.”
Linesides: Capt. Doug Nelms with BigFishHeads Guide Service reports, “It’s safe to say that our summertime crappie season has started. They have moved on to the brushpiles and treetops. Just about every brushpile from Richland Creek to the other side of the main lake are loaded with crappie. This is one of my favorite times of year because it makes finding fish really easy. All you do is pull up to a brushpile that you have marked, look at it with the Humminbird Solix, and you can just about count how many fish will be on that brushpile. I then throw out a buoy marker right on top of the tree, and then we sit just off the tree and pitch minnows to different depths. There are some days when the fishing can be so good on a particular brushpile that we will spend most of the time just sitting on it. Last week on one brushpile, we took off 25 crappie that weighed a pound or better. I’m using 6-lb. test line and a No. 2 aberdeen hook, preferably a gold one. It does not take them long to start biting. We are excited about the fish moving to the wood because this bite will go on throughout the summer, and it kind of makes guiding a lot easier. After the poor crappie season we had this spring, we are certainly looking forward to it.”
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