Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – Dec. 6, 2023
The Spalding County Sportsman Club fished our tournament at Sinclair on Nov. 26 the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I started the day shallow around grass with a weightless Trick Worm and quickly hooked and fought a 3-lb. bass to the boat. I watched my worm come out of its mouth and go one way while it went the other just before lifting it in. I did catch a good 2-pounder and a small keeper before 8 a.m. on the Trick Worm.
At 1 p.m., I still had only those two bass and made a change, running down the lake to some grassbeds closer to the dam. Pitching a 3/16-oz. green-pumpkin Bitsy Flip Jig with a green-pumpkin Zoom Creepy Crawler trailer, tails dipped in chartreuse JJ’s Magic, to the edge of the grass and letting it fall produced four more bass in the next hour, including a 2.98-pounder that was big fish and one that culled the morning small keeper. I won with five bass weighing 9.97 pounds.
Note—it took right at 18 pounds to win the ABA on Saturday, Nov. 25 and 11 pounds to get a check!
Something I believe in is pitching and fishing anything with a lead in front of it ahead of the boat at an angle. I have lost too many bass when they were swimming straight to the boat with a jig or shaky head. I have a pretty strong hookset, but I think they clamp down on the lead head and the hook does not move enough to stick them when they are coming straight toward me. Maybe it’s just me, but I believe that tip might help you.
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