Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – July 2019
Sinclair: Level: 1.1 feet low. Temp: 78-90 degrees. Clarity: 2 to 4 feet.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler Mark Denney Jr. reports, “The morning bite is crucial with the sun getting up very early during the summer months. Covering water with a buzzbait seems to generate a majority of the quality bites and helps pick off a few active fish first thing in the morning. Once the sun is out, docks seem to be the significant pattern and should stay consistent all the way through July. Use your Humminbird electronics offshore to find any cover or structure that may be holding a fish in 15 to 25 feet of water. A Carolina rig, crankbait and jig are all good choices for targeting these deeper spots. Fishing can be tough if you’re in the wrong area. If you’re not getting bites, move the boat and try another location. Once you find a location where you are getting a few bites, you can usually slow down and be methodical to catch a decent limit of fish. As always, a drop shot or shaky head are good options if the fishing is extremely slow.”
Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Despite the hot weather, crappie are biting good while shooting docks. Night fishing is good around lighted docks near deep water. Crappie can be caught on brushpiles, as well. Target deep brush near river channel ledges with a jig/minnow combo. Vary depth and jig color until you find what they like. Electronics are key in finding fish on deep-water structure.”
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