Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – October 2019

GON Staff | September 24, 2019

Sinclair: Level: 1.4 feet low. Temp: Low 80s up the rivers, 83 to 84 on the main lake and warming during the day. Clarity: Clear down the lake with a little color above the railroad trestle.

Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “This report is brought to you by Eddie at the Chevron on the lake at 1065 Milledgeville Road. Stop in for a biscuit and a current fishing report when you visit Sinclair. Be flexible! First thing in the morning, there is a black buzzbait bite along the seawalls. The other option is a popping frog in the grass. As that bite dies, look for the submerged grass and rip a Rat-L-Trap over the top. An 8-pounder was caught Saturday using this technique. The grass you are seeking is not on the surface but can be seen with polarized sunglasses or your electronics. Once the sun is on the water and the current has stopped, work the docks with a shaky-head worm in junebug red. Pay attention to the water. With the continued heat, Georgia Power is generating mid morning somewhere between 9-11 a.m., giving the observant fisherman a second feeding period in the morning. Eddie also reports the catfish are biting really well on flat worms, and there is a striper/hybrid bite below Wallace Dam on 1-oz. spoons.”

Crappie: Allan Brown reports, “Crappie fishing has picked up some with the cooler weather. Most fish are still being caught off deep brushpiles in coves or on river ledges. Shooting docks is producing good numbers of fish, as well. Target deep docks off the main river and deep coves. Trolling in the early morning has been effective, also. Once the sun gets up, fish pull into deep brushpiles. Drop shot a minnow rig down in the brush, paying careful attention to your electronics to find the correct depth. As the water cools, trolling should pick up by month’s end.”

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