Lake Jackson

Lake Jackson is one of the oldest reservoirs in the United States. Jackson has transitioned from a trophy largemouth bass lake to lots more spotted bass making up the bass catch. Crappie fishing is good on Jackson, and the lake is home to some huge catfish. The Lloyd Shoals Dam was built in 1910 by Central Georgia Power Company, and electricity was originally generated for the city of Macon. At 4,750 acres, Lake Jackson is small compared to other Georgia reservoirs.

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Lake Jackson Fishing Report – July 2024

June 26, 2024

Jackson: Level: Full at 528. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear. Bass: Tournament angler Willie McMullen reports that the best fishing right now and throughout July will be at night and during the early morning hours before the boat traffic picks up. At daylight, fish a black buzzbait and a Pop-R. Throughout the day, both largemouth and spots will be found on deeper structure and brush. For those fish, throw a deep-diving crankbait, shaky head and an Ol’ Monster Texas rig. The boat traffic makes it tough for a shallow bite. Lake Jackson Page: Archived Articles, News & Fishing Reports

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Benefit Bass Tournament To Help Family Of Hunting Accident Victim

The crew from Berry’s Tournament Trails will be hosting a benefit bass tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17 for the family of Jason Cody. Jason fell from a deer stand in November. His daughter Emma set up a Go Fund Me page and writes, “My dad was in a hunting accident on Nov. 21. His deer…

Ambush Spots For Winter Bass On Lake Jackson

During the late fall and early winter, bass at Lake Jackson are feeding on seawalls early and then moving to deeper rocks when the sun gets bright. Follow them and fish with a variety of baits, from topwater to jigs, to catch numbers and quality of bass this month. Dammed in 1910, Jackson is one…

November Bass Map For Lake Jackson

Lake Jackson bass are on the move, following schools of shad into creeks as the water cools. Go into creeks and fish deep, rocky banks this month to catch spots and a few largemouth. Jackson is an old Georgia Power Co. reservoir on the Alcovy and South rivers and forms the start of the Ocmulgee…

Finally! A Photo For The Lake Jackson Bass Record

There are more than 1.1 million licensed anglers in Georgia. Of that number, only a small percentage have ever had the honor of being recognized by GON as catching the largest fish of a certain species from an individual lake. What are the odds of a fisherman catching two lake-record fish of two different species…

Lake Jackson & The Crappie Ninja

It was Sept. 7, 2021, and the air temperature at 4 p.m. was hitting 90 degrees when we launched the boat into 4,700-acre Lake Jackson outside of Monticello. It was hot, steamy and not a hint of a breeze. Not ideal conditions for crappie fishing by any means, yet I was still optimistic that we…

Lake Jackson Record Fish

Largemouth Bass14-lbs., 7-ozs.John Burnett03/09/86
Spotted Bass6-lbs., 0.03-ozs.Bill Haines06/08/18
Black Crappie3-lbs., 8.5-ozs.Barry Massey04/16/91
White Crappie1-lb., 2-ozs.Dylan Peppers05/31/05
Yellow Perch1-lb., 6-ozs.Rusty Tate02/06/19
Hybrid Bass15-lbs., 2-ozs.Jack Anderson04/16/92
Shellcracker2-lbs., 3-ozs.Jeff Weege04/22/92
Common Carp35-lbs., 12-ozs.*Donald Clark1972
Chain Pickerel2-lbs., 9.28-ozs.Hunter Parker04/20/21
Flathead Catfish64-lbs., 6.08-ozs.Daniel Perrier05/29/23
Channel Catfish16-lbs., 10.56-ozs.Grant Burroughs02/13/17
Blue Catfish46-lbs., 7-ozs.Luke Chandler11/15/18
Striped Bass27-lbs.Scott HayesJune 1985
Warmouth0.88-lbs.Hunter Parker03/21/21