Lake Oconee Fishing Report September 2018
Oconee: Level: 0.3 feet low. Temp: Anywhere from 88 with a few dry days to 81 degrees at the railroad trestle after a good rain. Clarity: Water up the rivers is stained, but it’s clear from Sugar Creek south.
Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “The bass fishing continues to be slow. Start with a Pop-R or other topwater early. Right now, the water generation is ending earlier than normal in the morning, making that topwater bite end quickly on some mornings. I am having trouble patterning the fish, but if I get bit, I can catch two or three in the immediate vicinity. However, I am fishing five or six places before I find that small group. Docks are still the best bet as the sun gets up. For the past week, most of my bass have been under the walkways or where the walkway attaches to the larger portion of the dock. The week before I was catching some out near the front, so keep an open mind when you start. Plastic Texas-rigged baits have been outperforming a jig. My best advice is to fish hard, but expect to have to grind it out on the water until that first cold front or heavy rain from a tropical storm starts dropping the water temps sometime in September.”
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