Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – December 2007
Sinclair: Level: 1.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 53 to 58 degrees. Clarity: Heavy stain up the river. Light stain on the main lake.
Bass: Very good, said Barry Stokes. He thinks the fish are rapidly moving into their winter pattern right now. Most of the fish he has been catching have been from Nancy Branch down to the dam because the water is a little clearer and warmer due to the discharge at Beaverdam. Barry said to keep a small mid-diving crankbait tied on. He likes to target rocky points, red clay or anything that will hold heat with a Bandit 200 series, a Fat Free Shad or a Stanford Cedar Shad in shad-imitating colors. If there is a heavy stain, he will switch over to a blue/chartreuse color. Also, in the same areas, a spinnerbait slow-rolled across the bottom, a jig or a Texas rig should catch fish. For big fish, Barry likes a 3/8- to 1/2-oz. Net Boys jig in black with blue flake. Lately he has been using a Paca Craw trailer in green pumpkin with the tip dipped in JJ’s Magic. With a 1/8-oz. Texas rig, he does well with a Cold Steel Walking Stick in either red shad or black with blue flake. Barry also said you can pick up some suspended fish in the middle of the pockets with a blue/chrome 1/4- or 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Trap. He said to fish it very slowly or to yo-yo it.
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