Fishing Reports by Captain Ken Sturdivant
About The Author:
Company: Have Fun Fishing
Area Reporting: Georgia Lakes
Bio: Ken Sturdivant is a native Georgian and has fished the lakes, streams and rivers all over the southeast. He is a retired Vice President and branch manager of a major Atlanta Bank where he had worked for 28 years. His extensive background with high profile banking customers has been a great value to his career.
[Lake Oconee,GA] Largemouth bass fishing is slow to bite due to cold weather. Use a 1/4 ounce Strike King jig in the black and blue or black and chartreuse with a Zoom Super chunk in watermelon seed color, which will slow the baits decent. Fish the bait around and under docks with a water depth in the 6 to 10 ft range.
[Lake Clarks Hill,GA] Some anglers are using drop shop rigs while others rely on DT10's and DT16's along with slow rolling spinner baits to catch bigger fish.
[Lake Jackson,GA] Bass fishing is fair. This lake has a number of stumps in it and these old stumps are winter bass hideouts. With the lake down some, these stumps just inches under the water. Work the south lake early from the mouth of the Tussahaw Creek to the dam.
[Lake Sinclair,GA] Bass are biting and the warm weather has fish being caught from relatively shallow water on a variety of baits. Small to medium crank baits, jigs, and Carolina rigs have produced more bass than other baits.
[Lake Seminole,GA] Largemouth bass fishing has been fair and there are some fish shallow in the creeks and they are stuck heavily under the grass beds. Zoom Bush Hogs on a pegged Texas rig may work on the grass beds but be sure to use a heavy weight to get though the grass.