Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – October 2020
Sinclair: Level: 0.9 feet low. Temp: Water temps have dropped into the 70s after the last tropical storm and cool morning temps. Clarity: Above the railroad trestle is heavily stained, and you will find various levels of stain in the backs of most pockets. The south end is clear right now, but that may change a little as the lake draws down.
Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “Ed at Lakeside Chevron reports it took over 18 pounds to win a club tournament Saturday. Most of the fish were near the backs of the pockets. A black buzzbait, a chartreuse/white spinnerbait and a jig ’n pig were the most productive baits. A chartreuse/white Little Earl crankbait and a ChatterBait were also working. An Ol’ Monster worm and shaky-head worm around the docks will catch fish, as well. It should be noted that a mayfly hatch occurred Saturday. Stop into Lakeside to get the most current information before hitting the lake. The patterns will change throughout the month. In October, look for the bait to move into the coves as the water temperature drops, and the bass will not be far behind. Most of the bass will start to move shallow. The best bite has been shallow for months on Sinclair. As you work your way into a pocket, pay attention to the section you get your bites. Was it near the mouth of the pocket, halfway back or in the back? Use that information and the depth that the fish were in to duplicate that pattern as you continue to work your way around the lake. Each time you go out, pay attention to that location rule. It will serve you well, and don’t be surprised if the location changes a little from day to day. If you think you have the fish located but can’t get them to bite, try changing bait colors and/or bait size.”
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