Lake Oconee Fishing Report – November 2010
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 65-71 degrees. Clarity: Fairly clear, but should be staining after rain.
Bass: Aaron Batson reports, “Bites had been hard to come by for most anglers, but things are improving with cooler weather. I have been on a decent jig bite on wood structure. Work a 1/2-oz. Net Boy Baits Flipp’N Jig with a full-size Zoom Brushhog as a trailer. This has been working well up the lake. Blacks and browns are best. There are massive schools of shad in the coves and creeks. Small 1/4-oz. Rat-L-Traps are working well this month. Burn them in these areas. Look for the bass to move deeper with the bait as cooler temps arrive. Slow down with the same Rat-L-Traps, and even yo-yo the bait once they move deeper.”
Crappie: Good. Al Bassett reports, “Crappie fishing is very good with large numbers of good fish being caught. Currently these fish are in big schools on points and drop-offs where there is some type of structure like brush or rock. You will need to use a good depthfinder like a Lowrance HDS unit to find the fish before you start fishing. You can fish right over these areas. Use live bait or cast 1/16-oz. Jiffy Jig in the bubblegum color. Over the next few weeks, these fish will follow the shad back into the backs of the creeks. Trolling like you do in the spring will work for a few weeks. Night fishing under the bridges will also pick up as these fish are on the move.”
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