Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – August 2009
Sinclair: Level: 1.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 85-88 degrees. Clarity: Stained mid-lake up; clear down the lake.
Bass: Mike Cleveland said there’s been a real good topwater bite some mornings. “If you get a little shower in the afternoons, there will be a mayfly hatch the next morning,” said Mike. Fish seawalls anywhere you find natural banks with overhanging limbs. These areas will typically hold mayflies. In the mornings, he’s slinging either a white or black Ol-Nelle buzzbait or a Pop-R. “If you stay in the shade, they’ll hit topwater until 8:30 or 9,” said Mike. “Then I’m flipping docks.” He concentrates on docks with 5 to 7 feet of water on the fronts and flips a jig or Ol Monster worm. For the worm, he likes junebug, redbug or green pumpkin. He fishes a 3/8-oz. black/blue homemade jig. Look for docks with mayflies on them, which is really the key to where the bass will be. Mike doesn’t get hung up on having to find docks with deep water nearby. “Some weeks they’ll be in the backs of the pockets. Some weeks they’ll be in the fronts of the pockets,” said Mike. The next full moon should bring more bream to the beds. Look for bass to be feeding in these areas.
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