Lake Sinclair Fishing Report – September 2019
Sinclair: Level: 1.7 feet below full. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Karl Pingry reports, “There is still a decent morning bite, but it just varies where it is. One day there is a good frog bite in the grass above Crooked Creek. The next day you can’t find the fish there, but you can go down the lake and run seawalls near deep water with a buzzbait or other topwater and get three to five bites in the first hour or two of daylight. After 9 a.m., the bite gets tough, and the few fish that are biting are small. In September, look for the first half of the month to stay tough. After the water temps start to drop, look for the fish to move toward the pockets. Start at the mouths, and work your way back into the coves. When you find the fish, note where you are. You should be able to duplicate that pattern and find the bass in the same location in similar pockets. Topwater in the morning will still be your best bet for bigger fish. Also focus early in the morning near docks that have had a light on overnight to concentrate the bait and bass. After the sun is stronger, fish brush, docks and laydowns. Pay attention to the depth you get bit, and watch your depthfinder as you go. Look for the depth the bait is holding. Once that depth is established, work your baits at that depth. If it is 6 feet, look for docks at that depth or fish the points with a crankbait that dives 8 to 10 feet to cover that depth. Pull off far enough so you drag your Carolina rig through the water column that is 4 to 10 feet deep. Be safe if you dare to fish Labor Day weekend!”
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