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Into the wild: fishing
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The Covington News is looking to expand its coverage of the area's outdoor sports and its sportsmen. The News will dedicate this space to stories, calendar items and photos of fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports.

Fishing reports

According to, Jackson Lake is down 4.3 feet, clear and 86 degrees.
Bass fishing has been fair with top water bites early each day.

The best bait to use currently is the Lunker Lure all white buzz bait or Bang A Lures in silver and black back on banks and wood.

The best places to currently catch bass are near the docks or shallow banks.

According to, Lake Sinclair is down 1.99 feet, 85 degrees and mostly stained.

Bass fishing is fair with mostly top water bites.

The best kind of worms to use are red shad and black shad Culprit u tails on a spinning rod and skip them under the docks.

The best bait to use after dark is black buzz.

According to, Lake Oconee is full and 90 degrees.

Bass fishing is fair. The main lake is clear and stained up the rivers. Deep diving crank baits are currently the best bait to use on the lower lake humps.

A large dark Zoom worm fish under around the deep docks near the river channel has been one of the best places to produce a good catch.

Line said fishing is poor to fair.

It is suggested to use Lowrance to locate schools of Hybrids on he south end humps.

When you locate them, drop a live bait down to them.

Another bait to use is a Capt. Macs ¾ spoon in a shad pattern. These fish are found in 20 to 30 feet water.

Crappie fishing is good. Look for the fish in the tops of trees at about 15 to 20 feet deep. It is suggested to use minnows for bait.