Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – February 2010

GON Staff | January 26, 2010

Sinclair: Level: 0.9 feet above full pool. Temp: 43-50 degrees. Clarity: Stained to muddy.

Bass: Poor. Berry’s hosted a 129-boat tournament on Jan. 23, and only eight five-fish limits were weighed in. “I got one bite,” said Aaron Batson. “Fishing has been just awful for most. Patterns have been very hard to establish, with bites few and far between. The most stable bite has been deep on a Carolina-rigged Zoom Finesse worm in green pumpkin or redbug. Fish points and humps near deep water. Look for them in 15 to 22 feet of water. Later in the month, spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps will come on strong. Work a 3/8-oz. Ol Nelle spinnerbait with double willowleaf blades and a chartreuse skirt near any old grassbeds and seawalls just inside the mouths of creeks and coves off the main lake. The Rat-L-Trap will catch some that move to the middle of the pockets halfway back into the creeks.”

Allan Brown reports, “Crappie have been good trolling jigs or Triple Ripples over creek channels in 25 to 30 feet of water. The best colors are red/chartreuse, black/chartreuse and pink/white. Look for fish to move shallow if we have two or three warm days. The spawn is right around the corner. Look for fish in Crooked Creek, Nancy Branch and the coves off the main river.”

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