Lake Oconee Fishing Report June 2016

Oconee: Level: 0.1 feet low. Temp: 75-81 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Mark Smith reports, “Bass are tight to the banks. Spinnerbaits in chartreuse and white fished parallel to seawalls and rip-rap have been working. Start your day with a buzzbait fished in the same areas. Make sure you have a Trick Worm ready to throw if they miss the buzzbait.”

Linesides: Guide Mark Smith reports, “The stripers in June will be staging on the humps and points from the dam to above Sugar Creek. You can still catch fish on live shad in the first part of the month, but as the water heats up, they will switch over to spoons and the umbrella rig. By the end of the month, the umbrella rig will be the best bet for bigger fish. You can still put large numbers of big fish in the boat during June, so don’t stop striper fishing just because it is hot.” Guide Jody Stephens reports, “Striper fishing continues to be good in major coves and on humps mid lake to the dam. Live bait on downlines have produced, and the umbrella rig bite has been good, as well.”

Crappie: Guide Jody Stephen reports, “Crappie fishing has been great in the submerged timber patches all over the lake. Longline trolling Jiffy Jig Super Grubs in light colors with Curtis Hobb’s Litewire Hooks have been doing the trick. It’s no matter if you’re trolling single or double jigs. Target that 7- to 9-foot depth range, and keep your baits right off the timber tops at 0.9-1.1 mph.”

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