Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – February 2024

GON Staff | January 31, 2024

Sinclair: Level: 1 foot below 340. Temp: Upper 40s to low 50s. Clarity: Heavily stained.

Bass: Karl Pingry spoke with Ed at Lakeside Chevron who said the bass are biting. It took 23 pounds to win the most recent tournament, and big fish was over 9 pounds! Rumor has it the big bag was caught in Shoulderbone. “A chartreuse-and-white, double turtleback-bladed spinnerbait is the bait you’ll need tied on from now through all of the prespawn since the lake has muddied up,” said Ed. Most of the bass are being caught in 4 to 5 feet of water right now, and Ed expects that trend to continue. Other baits working right now are a chartreuse-and-white No. 7 Shad Rap and a Chatterbait. A shaky head or a monster worm Texas rigged with a 1/4-oz. tungsten weight in junebug red are the baits to use around the docks. For February, these same baits, along with a jig in a dark color or Ed’s favorite—a bright orange jig with a dark trailer— will also need to be in your arsenal. As previously mentioned, Ed says the pattern of the bass staying shallow will remain as long as the lake stays heavily  stained. In sunny conditions, give extra attention to areas with rock, hard sand and red clay, as those areas will absorb and retain heat—something that will attract both the baitfish and bass this time of year. Ed’s final recommendation is to make repeated casts to good-looking targets and keep your retrieve SLOW this time of year.”

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