Lake Sinclair Fishing Report June 2011

GON Staff | May 26, 2011

Sinclair: Level: Down 1.6 feet. Temp: 80 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Aaron Batson said the shad spawn is about gone, but the mayflies are just starting to show up. Look for overhanging bushes where bream are feeding on the mayflies, and the bass should be pretty close. Pop-Rs, frogs or a green-pumpkin swim jig with a black chunk are three great baits in these areas. “If there are bugs there all day, you can catch fish,” said Aaron. “As long as bream are looking for mayflies, that’s going to be the ticket.” Bass haven’t quite reached their summer hangouts, but June will surely put some fish on main-lake points and humps in 18 to 25 feet of water. Standard big crankbaits and green pumpkin and junebug Carolina rigs will work. A flipping bite on docks with 6 to 10 feet of water on the fronts should come into play. Deeper water nearby helps this bite. Try an Ol Monster or Sweet Beaver. Right now this bite is pretty tough because the water is so clear. Some rain would put a little stain back in the water and help the fish from being so spooky.

Crappie: Good. “Dock shooting for crappie remains good,” said Allan Brown. “Target docks in or near deep water. Docks on main-lake points are good. Night fishing around lighted docks is excellent also. Red/green/yellow and yellow/yellow/white jigs work well. Crappie can also be caught anchored over brush, fishing with a light and using minnows.”

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