Lake Sinclair Fishing Report October 2014

GON Staff | October 1, 2014

Sinclair: Level: 1.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 80-83 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Tournament fisherman Aaron Batson reports, “Bass are being caught on seawalls and grassbeds in main-lake pockets. Try a Net Boy Baits 1/4-oz. swim jig or Trixster Baits Big Willie Worm in the grass patches. On cloudy days, they will stay on the outside edges, and on very bright sunny days, the bass will be in the center in heavy cover. Look for any shad activity in grass, and you have found a hot spot.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Fishing will be improving as some cooler weather moves in. Tightlining some jig/minnow combinations around brushpiles will be one way to catch some slabs. Look in the river channels and deep-water pockets in 20 to 30 feet of water. Pay careful attention to your electronics to pinpoint the exact depth of fish. Vary your depth on different rods to find the depth they want most. Later in the month as the water really cools, longlining double jigs will start to work, also. Key in on creek mouths and coves as the crappie start to fatten up on shad for the winter. Tandem rigs in 1/16-oz. and 1/16- to 1/32-oz. in popsicle, John Deere and blue chartreuse. Dock shooting will get cranked up as they move up. Docks up river, on main-lake points or next to deep water usually hold concentrations of fish. Check out these and the hottest new colors of AWD baits at the Crappie Shop in Gray.”

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