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Into the wild
Fishing reports
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According to, Lake Oconee is full, 82-89 degrees and stained from mid-lake up the rivers.

Bass fishing has been fair. Fish a dark green shaky head worm under docks on the main lake in 10-20 feet of water. Work the baits as far under the docks as possible, contacting all dock supports. Large crank baits worked on the humps on the south end of the lake will also produce some fish.

According to, Lake Sinclair is full, 88 degrees and stained.

Bass fishing has been decent. The best bite is coming in the morning, so start with top water baits and medium diving crank baits around rip rap and grass beds in the little river arm of the lake.

A good top water bait to use is bream-colored prop bait. There should be some bream on bed, as the full moon approaches. The prop bait will catch a good amount of fish when you find the spawning bream.

A top water bait is the bait of choice around the mayflies, as well.

Another consistent pattern is to fish soft plastics on the deeper main lake docks down the lake. These deeper docks are even better if they have brush piles around them. A light shaky head with a green pumpkin worm from Z-man Finesse WormZ will get numerous bites around these docks and brush piles.

According to, Jackson Lake is down 2.1 feet, 84 degrees and stained.

Bass fishing has been barely fair during the day and a little better after dark.

The Carolina rig and main lake ledges are working best. A Zoom pumpkin lizard is the best bait lake-wide.

The fish have moved out to the river channel ledges or to deep rocks.

Almost all the fish are taking plastics but try a gold buzz bait any time near the docks. Jigs are also fair on the docks in all brown colors, but use smaller baits on the spots.