Lake Sinclair Fishing Report June 2017

GON Staff | June 1, 2017

Sinclair: Level: 0.9 feet low. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Some stain.

Bass: Tournament angler Mark Denney Jr. reports, “Bass fishing on Lake Sinclair can be pretty simple during the month of June, if you can somehow find yourself in the right areas. Seawalls and grass patches next to deeper water are both good choices for topwaters, such as a Pop-R or buzzbait first thing in the morning. A Zoom Super Fluke is also a great bait if the bass are wanting a more subtle presentation that has its best action just below the surface. Be on the lookout for a mayfly hatch this month. Because the mayflies attract bream and other baitfish, the bass that target these various food sources won’t be too far behind them. Try a crankbait or spinnerbait since these lures allow you to cover water and get better quality bites. As the sun gets up and the bass seek deeper cover, try points and humps with a jig or Carolina rig in about 15 to 25 feet of water. Both of these techniques should produce consistent bites throughout the day, if you are willing to drag slowly and be patient until you find some fish. As always, good luck, and be safe.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports “Crappie fishing is still good shooting docks. Deeper-water docks around river channels are better than shallow docks. As the water gets hotter, they move deeper on brushpiles. Dropping a minnow rig with a 1/4-oz. sinker in brush works well. As the summer moves on, night fishing picks up, as well. Dock lights are good now, also. Use a small, 1/32-oz. jig, and cast around the light. Anchoring at night with a light on brushpiles in deep water will produce some slabs. Use your electronics, and find cover next to the creek channel ledges in 20 to 30 feet of water.”

Linesides: Guide Doug Nelms reports, “This is a great time for all the thrill seekers to move into the tailrace at the base of Wallace Dam. June is the month the Sinclair stripers head up to the dam, and if you are a good pilot and don’t mind fishing fast-moving water, you can boat a fish every cast at the base of the dam. Be sure to wear your life jacket at all times as it is Georgia law when fishing that area. I have seen days in June when we came across huge topwater action and sat on the fish for what seemed like hours. Keep a topwater lure handy.”

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