Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – May 2019

GON Staff | April 30, 2019

Sinclair: Level: 1.6 feet low. Temp: Low to mid 70s. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: The bass are still recovering from the spawn, according to tournament angler John Duvall. John won the ABA Ram Series on Sinclair Saturday with more than 22 pounds. The shad spawn has not been consistent. Seawalls and rip-rap are your targets if you see the shad spawning. Spinnerbaits and Spro Little Johns are good baits. John concentrated on Carolina rigging the main-lake points and flipping docks with shaky heads, worms and lizards. John said you will catch a lot of small fish, but stay with it since there are some big fish mixed in. As the month progresses, use topwater early on the seawalls and the grass. John thinks the bluegill will bed on this month’s full moon. Target bream beds with topwater, shaky heads and a swim jig in bluegill colors. By the end of the month, finding the mayfly hatch will be the key to a big bag of fish.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “The spawn is over. Crappie can still be caught trolling over deep water, as well as shooting docks. As May rolls around, target deep docks and brushpiles to catch some fish. Night fishing gets in full swing around dock lights or fishing channel ledges with minnows around brush. Also, bridges are always a good choice for night fishing. One plus to night fishing is no boat traffic and cooler temps.”

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