Lake Sinclair Fishing Report June 2018

GON Staff | May 31, 2018

Sinclair: Level: 1.4 feet low. Temp: Mid to upper 70s. Clarity: 3 to 5 feet on the main lake; 1 to 2 feet in Little River

Bass: Tournament angler Mark Denney Jr. reports, “The dog days of summer have arrived as we roll into June on Lake Sinclair. With the recent heavy rains, expect the water to be muddy and stained in the backs of creeks and throughout Little River. It’s important to be methodical and precise when fishing stained water, as the fish have limited visibility. A black-and-blue jig and a Texas-rigged Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Worm in the junebug color will work great around shallow wood, docks and blowdown trees. When fishing grass and seawalls in stained water, I prefer a chartreuse spinnerbait or a chartreuse-and-white ChatterBait to cover some water and catch fish that are feeding on shad. Both of these lures put off a good thumping vibration that fish can feel on their lateral line, which in turn helps them find the bait and helps generate more strikes. In the clearer parts of the lake, target main-lake cover and structure as the warmer days have pushed most of the fish off the bank toward deeper water. Brushpiles, points and humps are all good choices this time of year and should continue to get better as the water temperatures steadily rise. Carolina-rigged Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Lizards and French Fries, both in the green-pumpkin color, are good choices for these presentations and should be consistent producers throughout the summer. Deep crankbaits, such as a Strike King 5XD or a Norman DD22, are also great when the Sinclair bass are actively targeting shad and willing to chase. It is important to utilize your Humminbird electronics this time of year in order to find these areas, so look for baitfish on your graph until you see activity in order to keep your lures in productive areas.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Crappie fishing remains good since they’ve spawned. Trolling deep water is producing some fish still. Shooting docks near deep water will also get some slabs. Tightlining brushpiles near channel ledges is good, also. Night fishing dock lights gets even better as it warms up. Yellow/yellow/white in 1/32-oz. size is great under lights.”

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