Lake Sinclair Fishing Report January 2011
Sinclair: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Varies from clear to stained.
Bass: Eric Perkins likes Sinclair in January because the water stays pretty stained and the fish never get really deep. He’s usually working in the Little River and Crooked Creek areas. “Just tie on a 100 crankbaits and go to chunking,” said Eric. He likes Bandits and Shad Raps, but all plugs need to be bright colors for the stained water. The best areas will be around rocks as they generate a little more heat than surrounding water. Don’t overlook a very good jig bite in January. Look for that bite in 10 feet of water or less. Use a Net Boy Baits Flipp’N Jig in either a 7/16- or 1/2-oz. size.
Crappie: Fair. Allan Brown reports, “The cold weather has started some fish moving in the direction of Beaver Dam Creek, commonly known as the steam-plant cove. Try this area trolling jigs in 6 to 8 feet of water with 1/32-oz. jigs or Triple Ripples in your favorite colors. Fish are still being caught in most major creeks in 20 to 30 feet of water with 1/16-oz. jigs trolling the channels. Good colors are acid rain, bubble gum, firetiger and John Deere.”
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