Sinclair: Level: 0.9 feet low. Temp.: Low 60s. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: With the water on the rise and higher-than-average temperatures, anglers have still been working crankbaits and covering water to fill their tournament limits. Focus on any shallow blowdowns, stump fields and docks that have deeper drops nearby. Assuming cold weather in January, expect the bite to shift to rocks near deeper water. Any stretch of seawall near creek channels have potential to be holding bass. In addition to crankbaits, shaky heads will really come into play as the bass’ metabolism slows this month. A jigging spoon bite should come into play in areas where you find birds diving on bait.