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Fishing Reports, June 9
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According to, Lake Oconee is full, 79-84 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

Bass fishing has been good. Start the day with a buzz bait fished on sea walls and riprap. This bite will last for the first hour of daylight. After the sun gets up, move to the deeper dock on the main lake. Start with docks in 10 feet of water. Work the docks with a shaky head green worm. A Texas rigged green pumpkin worm will also draw a strike.

The mid running crank bait fished down the sides of the same boat docks also will produce. Again, if Georgia Power is pulling water, move to the bridges and work a crank bait or a spinner bait on the down lake side of the bridge.

Line-side fishing has been very good with the fish holding in 15 feet of water on points and humps on the south end of the lake. Use a Capt. Mack’s four arm 9 jig umbrella rig fished 100 feet out at 3 mph. You can still pick up a few fish on live shad on the same humps but the big number will come on the umbrella rig. The white bass are starting to show up on the humps from Sugar Creek north.

According to, Lake Sinclair is full, 84 degrees and stained.

Bass fishing has been great and the best bite is still coming in the early morning. A chartreuse Tru Trac Lures spinnerbait with a double gold Colorado blades is producing a lot of fish in the grass early near Sinclair Marina cove.

A Main Event prop bait made by Kip Carter is producing some big bites early in front of the grass and around bream beds.

When the sun gets up and the early bite fades, slow down and start fishing the numerous docks and boat houses the lake is known for. Flip a Black and Blue Buckeye Mop jig with a Zman Chunk trailer to the center post under these docks.

After a couple flips with the jig, try a Texas rigged Zman Palmetto bug under the same dock. Make sure to look for brush piles on the same docks. If brush is present, drag a Zoom Ol’ Monster worm slowly through all of the brush.

The offshore bite will be coming on soon. Check some of the main river points and humps with a Carolina Rig and a Strike King 6xd crank bait for these deep schooling fish.

According to, Jackson Lake is full, clear and 79 degrees.

Bass fishing has been fair, with bites coming early in the day. Water temperatures are very warm, causing the bass to come to the bank and wood structures early each day. Small top water lures and trick worms around blow down and on docks and wood as well as main lake points have been fair.

Concentrate on the lower lake points and around any overhanging wood to find the fish. This cover holds fish all day especially the largemouth.

Spotted bass have been schooling early and late and Shad Raps are hard to beat. Just pick your favorite color and run the banks lay down all day.

Spots are taking small green crawfish crank baits and Zoom mini craws on light wire hooks mid-lake.

There has been much fishing in the rivers, and try at least an hour up the Alcovy and use an all white jig and pig with the plastic or pork trailer and swim the baits around the creek bends and the stumps.