Lake Sinclair Fishing Report February 2013

GON Staff | January 30, 2013

Sinclair: Level: 0.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 51-56 degrees. Clarity: Light stain down the lake to heavy stain up Little River.

Bass: Good. Aaron Batson reports, “I have had a good month on Sinclair. I fished two big events, the Berry’s Trail on Jan. 5 and Oconee Marine on Jan. 19. I had a 12-lb. bag and a 15-lb. bag and finished sixth and second. One big factor has been the new rods I am now using. I recently picked up three Kissel Krafts rods, and they have made a major difference in my success. I have been working a 1/2-oz. Net Boy Baits jig on their 7-foot, 6-inch Flippin Stick, and you can feel so much better. Bites are light in cold water, and I have been able to detect bites that feel like I normally would not be aware of. I have also caught some bass on jerkbaits with their new 7-foot cranking rod—it is very light and sensitive. One other bait that has put a few needed keepers in the boat is a drop-shot rig—with a Wackem Crazy Baits Big Sissy worm in LJ’s Obsession. This has been productive down the lake in clearer water near the dam. For the month of February, not much will change. Continue to fish slow with the jig—really soaking the bait around cover for long periods of time. Dipping the Wackem Crazy Bait Tater Bug trailer in JJ’s Magic will help increase bites a ton. On the jerkbait bite, increase the length of the pause between jerks on extremely cold days, and then speed up on warm, sunny days. Also, begin to slow-roll a 1/2-oz. Ol’ Nelle Colorado-blade spinnerbait in 8 to 10 feet of water on rock and red-clay banks. This technique will get hot as the big females begin to move shallower.”

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