Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – February 2009

GON Staff | January 27, 2009

Sinclair: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 40s. Clarity: Slight stain.

Fair. “In February, everything depends on the weather,” said David Lowery. “Those fish move as fast as anywhere I’ve seen. A few warm days and they’ll be up on the banks in a foot of water.” David said to fish a jig or a shaky head on docks or seawalls in the 10-foot range and to move shallower as the water warms. He likes a 1/4- or 3/8-oz. All Terrain jig depending on what depth he’s fishing and how fast he wants it to fall. Good colors are black/blue and black/brown/amber. He threads a dark-colored Trick Worm on his shaky heads. If the fish move up onto some of the deeper seawalls, a Lucky Craft jerkbait can catch fish. In stained water, he likes firetiger. In muddy water, he’ll throw a shad-colored jerkbait. If it’s cold, and the fish are still deep, try throwing crankbaits on the points. A Norman’s Deep Little N, a Shad Rap or a Rat-L-Trap should do the trick. Late in the month, it’ll be time to start chunking a spinnerbait, David said.

Good. The crappie should be moving into prespawn patterns along the creek channels adjacent to spawning flats this month. Try trolling jigs 10 to 12 feet deep in 18- to 25-foot depths. Good areas are Rooty Creek, Crooked Creek and Nancy Branch. See page 40 for Jamie Moore’s tactics for catching slabs on Sinclair.

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