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Lake Sinclair Fishing Report April 2019

GON Staff | March 25, 2019

Sinclair: Level: 1 foot down. Temp: Mid 60s. Clarity:1 to 2 feet in Little River and 3 to 4 feet in the Oconee River and main lake.

Bass: Tournament angler Mark Denney Jr. reports, “With the warm weather stabilizing and the water temperatures continuing to rise, expect great fishing as more and more bass migrate toward shallow cover. Topwater lures such as a frog and buzzbait both become major players this time of year first thing in the morning. If you get a topwater strike and the fish misses the bait, you can often catch that bass by following up with a weightless Texas-rigged worm or fluke. Once the sun comes up, try a spinnerbait or a ChatterBait around grass and docks in order to generate a few extra strikes. As fish enter their spawning stage, I really like a Texas-rigged LFT Hyper Lizard with a 1/4-oz. bullet weight to catch any bass that may be on bed. When covering water to find productive areas, try throwing a Blademaster Little Earl crankbait to give fish a different presentation when targeting that mid-depth water column. Once you start catching a few fish, try downsizing with an LFT Hyper Finesse Worm on a shakey head in order to catch any finicky stragglers.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Crappie are on fire. Trolling shallow water is a great way to catch spawning fish. Also, a 1/32-oz. jig under a small float pitched around brush or docks works well, also. Target fish in the backs of creeks and coves on flats as they warm up during the day. Shooting docks works well into late March and April. Brushpiles hold fish as well as fish move into deep water late in the month after spawning.”

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