Lake Sinclair Fishing Report November 2015
Sinclair: Level: 4.5 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 60s. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Tournament angler Clayton Batts said this month will be great on Sinclair due to the drawdown. His main bait is a Spro Aruku Shad rattle bait in the chrome-blue color. For shallow water, he also has a Strike Zone Edgebuster 3/8-oz. white-and-chartreuse spinnerbait and a hematoma-colored Big Bite Fighting Frog behind a Fishing Fool 5/16-oz. weight. For catching numbers of bass on a deeper finesse pattern, he rigs a green-pumpkin Big Bite Shaking Squirrel on a drop-shot rig. This numbers pattern can produce 40 bass a day. For a full feature on how Clayton will approach Sinclair this month, turn to page 24.
Crappie: Good. Allan Brown reports, “Crappie can be caught in creeks and deep water coves over brush-piles. Trolling jigs is the go-to method. Use your electronics to locate schools and adjust jig weights and speed to catch them. Tandem double rigged jigs works for deeper fish. I like two 1/16-oz. jigs or grubs trolled about 1 mph. Good colors are John Deere, acid rain and bubblegum chartreuse. Don’t forget to try some shallow water as fish will move up as the water cools. Now is an excellent time to cruise the lake and look for docks with brush under them or blowdowns to fish once the lake returns to normal level.”
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