Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – May 2010
Sinclair: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 64 to 70 degrees. Clarity: Good stain.
Bass: Good for numbers, said Mike Cleveland. He said you can catch up to 40 fish in a day on Sinclair right now, but most of them are smaller buck bass. The fish are still in all stages of the spawn. Mike likes to throw a spinnerbait with double Colorado blades up shallow on grass and along seawalls. Also, try pitching a jig or creature bait to the same areas. Mike likes a 3/8-oz. black/blue jig or a Texas-rigged Sweet Beaver. Early in the morning, you can go for a big bite with a buzzbait fished around the spawning areas before switching to a spinnerbait. A Carolina-rigged Zoom U-tail or finesse worm in junebug will also work dragged through the spawning areas. Later this month, the fish should start moving out some, and it’ll be time to start fishing off points and humps in 8 to 12 feet of water. Try a crankbait like a Fat Free Shad, a Bomber or a No. 7 Shad Rap. Blue/chartreuse is a good color.
Crappie: Fair. “Crappie fishing is now winding down,” said Allan Brown. “Most all fish have spawned and moved out to deeper water. Fishing docks around deep water in all major creeks should be productive. Docks located out in the main river will produce, also. Try 1/32-oz. jigs in red/green/yellow and blue/black/blue. Dock-light fishing should be good also in the same areas.”
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