Sinclair: Level: 1.3 feet low. Temp: 52 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain at Little River Park. There’s not enough rain to really muddy it up.
Bass: Great. February is a fun time to be on Sinclair. “I was on a pattern down the lake before that Berry’s tournament, but I couldn’t get to my fish because of the wind,” said Aaron Batson. “I was fishing rock points with a 3/16- or 1/8-oz. leadhead with a finesse worm just hitting main-lake points. This is good for numbers.” The Twin Bridges area has been producing some good sacks. Fish docks where you have six to eight feet of water out front. Aaron said to fish a 1/4-oz. spinnerbait with double willowleaf blades. Just flip the bait under there, and let it flutter down before slow-rolling it out. “If you can find some grassbeds that are just barely starting to green a little, I’d throw a spinnerbait along it,” said Aaron. “Those outside edges near deep water are good, but I’d use double Colorado gold blades. A simple 3/8-oz. Ol Nellie in white/chartreuse should get you bit.”
Crappie: “Fish will be in the creeks, and I’ll be trolling toward the backs in six to eight feet of water,” said Allan Brown. “Rooty Creek is good, but the best place for me in February is by far up the Little River toward Potato and Cedar creeks.” Troll single, 1/32-oz. jigs in six to eight feet of water. Allan likes Tripple Ripple jigs in Acid Rain and John Deere colors. “Don’t be afraid to go shallow, especially on warm days,” said Allan. “They’ll be six feet of water. You can also use a pencil float fished over a minnow around brushpiles.”