Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – Dec. 6, 2023

Ronnie Garrison | December 6, 2023

Ronnie Garrison with part of his winning catch during the Spalding County Sportsman Club tournament at Lake Sinclair the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

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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