Lake Sinclair Bass

by Matt Henry

Lake Sinclair is down 1.4 feet, clear, with the water temperatures in the 70’s.

Bass fishing is good. Bass are after topwater lures and spinnerbaits during early morning and late afternoon. PopR’s and similar baits have worked well along seawalls and rocks, mostly near the mouth of coves along the main river runs. Buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, and weightless trick worms are catching a few fish from grass and blow downs. A few shad are still spawning near the upper end of the Oconee River. Any of these baits can draw strikes, along with a ¼ ounce Rat L Trap, Zoom flukes and small crankbaits.

Boat houses and docks are still holding fish, especially those that have brush and located very near deep water. Soft plastics are usually the ticket for fishing docks. Also try a trick worm rigged Texas style with a 1/16 or 1/8 ounce weight. The weight should be pegged with a toothpick or Peg It if skipping under the docks is necessary.

More fish are now holding on main lake open water structure like points, flats and humps. Depths are varying from 6 feet to over 20 feet. Crankbaits like a Rapala DT10 and DT16 should draw a few bites, especially during power generation. Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jig head and worm are good choices during slack water.