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Lake Sinclair Fishing Report March 2009

GON Staff | February 24, 2009

Sinclair: Level: 1.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 54 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Slow, which was updated to fair when David Lowery caught a dock fish on a shaky head while giving this report. David said it was on fire in mid-February until a couple of cold fronts blew through and shut the fish down. He said it should only get better as the fish pull up in March. Try a light Texas rig with either an 8-inch lizard or a Senko around the back posts of shallow docks or on the banks in less than 3 feet of water. If you can’t catch them that way, back off and look for some stacked up prespawn fish by covering a lot of water with a crankbait or a swim jig. A No. 5 or 7 Shad Rap in either firetiger or shad colors, depending on how stained the water is, is a good choice. For the jig, David likes a 1/2- to 5/16-oz. All-Terrain jig in either black/blue for dirty water or white for clear water. “Cover water as fast as you can until you find ’em,” he said. A spinnerbait is another good choice for the backs of docks and seawalls. David fishes a custom Bob Williams bait that has double willowleaf blades in silver and gold. He goes with white, white/chartreuse or chartreuse.

Crappie:
Good.

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