Lake Sinclair Fishing Report February 2017
Sinclair: Level: 1.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Tournament angler Mark Denney Jr. reports, “The bite is only getting better as we head into one of my favorite months to be on the water at Lake Sinclair. February is historically known for big prespawn bass, and if you can withstand the cold, there is no better opportunity to capitalize on catching some of your best fish of the year. Bites can be found pretty much all over the lake. A crankbait, jig and spinnerbait seem to consistently produce better quality strikes throughout the course of a day. A Blademaster Lures Suddeth Little Earl crankbait in chartreuse and shad patterns are both great choices for targeting rocks and seawalls along the bank. Use a chartreuse pattern in the stained water, and lean toward the more natural shad patterns when fishing the cleaner areas of the lake. When flipping docks and blow-downs, I rely on a Stryke Ryte 3/8-oz. flipping jig in black and blue for the stained water, as well as a brown crawfish color when targeting the cleaner areas with more visibility. If the fish are in the grass and actively feeding on baitfish, a Stryke Ryte 1/2-oz. spinnerbait in white and chartreuse is a hard bait to beat when slow-rolled along the bottom. If the fishing is tough, a shaky head paired with a Zoom Finesse worm is a consistent producer around any type of cover or structure. A drop shot is also a great choice if you feel that the bass are suspended and want a presentation that is just above the bottom. As always, make sure to be safe and wear your life jacket anytime you’re on the water. God bless!”
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