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Lake Sinclair Fishing Report October 2018

GON Staff | September 26, 2018

Sinclair: Level: 1.6 feet low. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Mainly clear below Twin Bridges with a slight stain above.

Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “It’s still hard to find a consistent bite after 11 a.m. Fish topwater on seawalls or the edges of grass early. A black or white double bladed buzzbait with small blades seems to be a consistent bait early. It will work as long as you have shade. Flip docks or fish small crankbaits and 1/4-oz. spinnerbaits near seawalls with rip-rap or stumps after you lose the shade bite. The fish and bait are scattered. Look for the fish to move shallow once the water temps finally start to fall into the 70s.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Fishing is picking up some. We just need that cooler weather to finally get here. Crappie can be caught on deep brushpiles or channel ledges tightlining minnows. Use your electronics to pinpoint the location, and drop your baits down to them. Shooting docks is working well, too. Target deep water docks next to points or creek channels. Nighttime around lit boat docks is still working and certainly much cooler. As the water cools, trolling will pick up in coves off the main lake as the shad start to school. Troll jigs and minnows to catch these fish, using different weight jigs to hit the kill zone.”

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