Lake Jackson Fishing Report May 2016

Jackson: Level: 1.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 66-72 degrees. Clarity: Clear down the lake and a medium stain in the rivers.

Bass: Very good. Keith Dawkins reports, “The largemouth are in shallow coves and pockets now and should be back out on points and humps by the end of the month as the water warms up. To begin the month, use double willowleaf spinnerbaits and shad-colored Shad Raps or Bandits. Weightless worms like a Senko skipped under docks and blowdowns can bring a lot of strikes, as well. Toward the end of the month, use crankbaits or Carolina-rigged u-tail worms and lizards on secondary points. Flipping lizards or jigs with Zoom Super Chunk trailers can find some big postspawn fish. Look for the shad to begin their spawn near seawalls, and throw the spinnerbait or a topwater bait, like a 1/2-oz. white Lunker Lure or a Pop-R. The spots are on rocky points, flats and near deep docks. I would concentrate on the area where the Alcovy and Tussahaw meet all the way to the dam. Weightless flukes or green-pumpkin Trick Worms on a SpotSticker are always good choices.”

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