Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – November 2022

GON Staff | October 27, 2022

Sinclair: Level: 1.7 below 340. Temp: 75-80 degrees. Clarity: That lake is as clear as it gets on the Sinclair..

Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “According to Ed at Lakeside Chevron, the lake continues to produce 19- to 20-lb. bags to win the big money on the weekends. The patterns are staying consistent. The baits are changing a little. Topwater baits fished along the grasslines paralleling the shore is the big pattern now. Spinnerbaits with gold and nickel blades are also producing (as predicted). Ole Monster junebug-red worms on a 1/4-oz. weight and shaky head with the same-colored Trick Worm are working on the docks and any cover you can find. Here’s the key: the fish are shallow. Finally, 1/4-oz. Rat-L-Traps and a Shad Rap (new one with rattles) in bleeding shad or chartreuse and pearl are the crankbaits of choice right now. The only difficult part is patterning the bass. They are shallow, but you can’t narrow down what part of the pockets or main lake to fish until you are on the water. In November, let’s start with the obvious: stay shallow. The spinnerbait bite will stay strong, and buzzbaits, frogs and other topwater will work for most or all of the month. I like 54 degrees as the cut-off temperature. Expect plastic worms, creature baits and a jig to be big producers this month. Rat-L-Traps, Red Eye Shad cranks, shallow crankbaits and long-leader Carolina rigs will also work as the water cools into the 60s. When the topwater bite becomes less consistent, parallel the grasslines with a swimbait or jerkbait. November will be a great month for numbers and big bass. Ed has the rattling Shad Rap in stock. Stop by and get a bass update. Gas up the boat, and enjoy the lake.”

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