Lake Sinclair Fishing Report August 2015

GON Staff | July 30, 2015

Sinclair: Level: 1.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 88-89 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Tournament pro Aaron Batson reports, “Bass fishing is slow, but some good fish are being caught at night around the many dock lights. This is your best bet for numbers and size. Run a buzzbait or spinnerbait around the light edges for some big bass. Try all-black baits or all chartreuse. Also fish a big worm in these areas. Try a magnum Ol’ Monster or big lizard in junebug or redbug colors. Day fishing is tough due to heat and boat traffic.”

Guide Doug Nelms reports, “If you like catching fish in a barrel, the tailrace just below Wallace Dam on Sinclair is loaded with stripers and hybrids right now. I use a 3-inch pearl Sassy Shad on a 1/4- or 3/8-oz. head, reeling it very fast just under the surface of the water. Cast as close to the dam as possible. You will actually see the shad getting busted up right on the wall at the dam. When Georgia Power is generating more than two turbines, the fish get really active. Some of the biggest catch numbers I’ve ever came out of the tailrace. As long as the weather remains hot, the fish will be down there. Be sure to wear your life jacket from Highway 16 all the way to the dam, as it is considered a hazardous area and it’s the law.”

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