Lake Oconee Fishing Report – October 2018

GON Staff | September 26, 2018

Oconee: Level: 0.7 feet low. Temp: 85 degrees. Clarity: Clear with some stain above the I-20 bridge.

Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “I hate to sound like a broken record, but fishing is still tough. Oconee is no longer at full pool, and the days are getting shorter. As soon as the water cools below 80 due to a cold front or rain, I think the fishing will be great.  For now, fish topwater early and fish shaded seawalls as the sun starts to get up. Fish the blowdowns, small stick-ups and docks with the sun overhead. Fish quickly until you find an area that is holding fish. Look for the bait and bass to start moving into the pockets once the water starts to cool.”

Crappie: Karl Pingry reports, “The crappie are still in the trees and brushpiles 4 to 10 feet deep. A few are under the docks, and the numbers will get better this month.”

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