Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – November 2008
Sinclair: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 64-68 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Very good. Mike Cleveland said the fish are up shallow chasing shad and stocking up for the winter. he said the main-lake pockets are producing really well right now, and the fish are in just a foot or two of water. The early topwater bite is hit or miss. If they are biting topwater, throw a buzzbait or a prop-style bait up shallow in the pockets. If they aren’t busting topwater, a spinnerbait is the ticket. Mike likes either an Ol Nelle or Mann’s spinnerbait in 3/8-oz. white/chartreuse. Fish double-Colorado blades for extra thump. “We’re catching some good 4- and 5-pounders,” Mike said. “The big fish have finally pulled up, and they’re ready to eat.” The spinnerbait bite lasts until about mid-morning, then it’s time to flip docks. Stay in the same pockets where they were biting the spinnerbait, and flip docks in 3 or 4 feet of water with either a jig or a shaky head. Mike throws a homemade jig, but he said the style really doesn’t matter because the fish are doing a lot of foraging. He likes a 1/4-oz. black jig with a black Zoom Super Chunk Jr. If you want to use a shaky head, thread it with a Zoom Trick Worm or a finesse worm in green-pumpkin.”
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