Lake Sinclair Fishing Report August 2012
Sinclair: Level: 1.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 80s to low 90s. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Fair to good. Tournament pro Aaron Batson reports, “Bass can be caught early in the day on black or white 3/8-oz. Ol’ Nelle buzzbaits on main-lake seawalls and grassbeds. Look for areas that are near deep water close to the main channels. Once you get some sun on the water, move deeper. The best range has been in 18 to 28 feet of water. You can catch them with crankbaits, Carolina rigs or a drop-shot rig. Good crankbaits are the Strike King 6XD or a Norman’s DD22. I like to use the chartreuse/blue or chartreuse/brown colors on the crankbaits. For the Carolina rig or drop shot, use a Wackem Crazy Bait Trick Stick or Big Sissy worm in watermelon or smoking-blue color. Dip the soft plastics in chart JJ’s Magic for more bites. For shallow bites, flip docks with a 3/8-oz. Net Boy Bait Baits flipping jig in black/blue tipped with the Wackem Crazy Bait Crazy Craw or Big Tater Bug. The jig bites will normally be your best fish of the day.”
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