Lake Sinclair Fishing Report March 2017

GON Staff | March 1, 2017

Sinclair: Level: 1.4 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 50s to low 60s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Tournament angler Aaron Batson reports, “Bass fishing is good. Fish are being caught on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and topwater plugs. Try a Pop-R off seawalls early in the day, and follow up with the buzzbait. Later in the day, slow-roll spinnerbaits off long main-lake points for prespawn bass that are moving into pockets.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Crappie fishing is on fire now with all the warm weather. Trolling shallow water flats with small jigs will be an excellent way to limit out on some slabs. Also, dock shooting will be cranking up as Sinclair crappie move shallow to spawn. One method to catching fish in shallow water is a small cork rigged above a 1/32-oz. jig. Adjust the cork about 2 feet above the jig, and cast it close to the bank around cover. I prefer rocky banks, blowdowns or any wooden structure. Once you cast it, let it sit for a quick second, and then twitch the rod fast, making the cork pop the water. This noise will attract the fish, so pay close attention to the cork when they strike. I have really good luck with a black jig. Not sure, but the males turn black, so this color may trigger an aggressive strike or defense of spawning territory. Not all the Sinclair crappie move shallow, so deep water will still hold fish, too. This is an excellent time to take a kid fishing to make memories that last a lifetime.”

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