Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – May 2022
GON Staff | April 29, 2022
Sinclair: Level: 1 foot below 340. Temp: 65-70 degrees. Clarity: Lake is clearing but very stained up the rivers and visibility is only 2 feet until you get below Nancy Creek.
Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “According to Ed at Lakeside Chevron, the bass are still very shallow and around the hydrilla. Several baits will work right now. Fishing a light-weight 8-inch lizard or Ole Monster worm in black emerald or junebug red, a merthiolate Trick Worm, a shaky head with a watermelon magic Trick Worm are all hot baits right now. There are some bass getting caught on a black popping frog, and a spinnerbait up the lake in the muddy water are also working. Finally, a Little Earl or No. 7 Shad Rap are working, too. The shad spawn has started, but the bass are hit or miss. Look for that to really heat up this week as the bass try to recover from the spawn. Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and squarebills will be the baits to have tied on. A Zara Spook on the seawalls on the south end will be a big bass bait, too. Ed says the mayflies are just starting. Frogs, popping frogs, Senkos and shaky heads will be good baits to use. Look for the bluegill to spawn on the next full moon. Go see Ed for the latest fishing information and check out the new Zoom baits that just came in.”
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