Lake Oconee Fishing Report – Sept. 12, 2023

Ronnie Garrison | September 12, 2023

Fishing Lake Oconee was fun Sunday. This 5.2-lb. largemouth hit a Trick Worm on the outer edge of a water willow grassbed at 9 a.m. to anchor my five-bass limit that weighed 12.47 pounds to win the Flint River Club tournament. I love hunting and football season—fished from 6:30 to 8:30 and saw only one other boat on the lake. At noon, I could see from Richland Creek to the dam and could see one pontoon in the distance, that was it, no other boats!! Did not rock and roll all day from wake boats.

Water was clear and 84 degrees.

There was a slight downstream current early and a little breeze kept the water surface rippled most of the morning. Clouds kept it cool until about 11:30 a.m. Caught a bunch of 13- to 13.75-inch bass—had about eight in first hour and measured five of them that looked close to keeper size. Caught three keepers on the Trick Worm in grass, including the big one, by 9 in the morning. One was on a point and two were halfway back in coves. Then I caught two solid keepers on back-to-back casts on a shaky head in 12-foot-deep brush on the main lake at 12:30 to fill my limit. Lost only one fish that might have been a keeper all day. Caught about 20 short fish, so got a lot of bites.

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