Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – November 2019

GON Staff | October 26, 2019

Sinclair: Level: 1.2 feet low. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: Stained coming out of Murder Creek and Little River. There is a little color above Crooked Creek and above the Railroad trestle bridge.

Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “According to Eddie at Lakeside Chevron, the bass bite is best in the early morning with topwaters and frogs. After the sun gets up, the fishing gets tougher. Shaky heads with junebug-red Trick Worms around the docks continues to be a strong pattern, along with a junebug-red tubes in the grass. Spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps over the submerged grass will get a few bites. Expect this bite to get better as the water cools. Expect the shad and bass to move shallow and into the pockets during the month of November. Focus on depths less than 10 feet. Fish moving baits, including spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps, ChatterBaits, squarebills and other mid-range crankbaits, and cover water. Docks and blowdowns will come into play by midday. Look for fish to be active as the barometer drops before a rain event occurs. Focus on slowing down, maybe downsizing your offerings and fishing tight to cover after a front goes through and high pressure moves in. November will be an active month as all species will be trying to fatten up for the winter. The stripers and hybrids have started to move and are currently above Crooked Creek in the river bend and moving down the lake. Crappie have moved to the ends of blowdowns and are hitting minnows.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Crappie fishing is great now trolling jigs in deep water. Dock fishing is good, as well. Target docks near deep water with some form of brush. Coves up river off the main lake are producing fish. Shad are schooling in coves, so crappie will be close by. Electronics are vital in locating schools of fish and brushpiles. Dropping minnows in brush is paying off, too. As water gets cooler, fish will scatter and trolling will really be cranking up. Good colors are junebug, chartreuse, black/blue and acid rain.”

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