Lake Sinclair Fishing Report July 2006

Sinclair: Level:  1.2 feet low. Temp: 83-84 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Good. Quantity not quality is the case at Sinclair. Lots of fish but not as big as you’d hope for, according to Aaron Batson. In the morning, go to the grassbeds. Throw Zoom Horny Toads and YUM Buzz Frogs in darker colors. Junebug and black have been the best this month. If you see mayflies near the water, try a Pop-R. This is going to be an early-morning, late-evening strategy. When the sun gets up you need to move to some deeper water. Aaron Batson says, “Drag a Carolina rig over the ledges and around the points. Zoom’s junebug Trick Worm has been working well Carolina rigged.” Next month they will likely be pulling water. The dock bites are going to be excellent during this time. Flip your jigs, Brush Hawgs and Sweet Beavers. Anything short and compact is good. Concentrate on the slack parts of the current. Hit the downstream sides of the dock posts. A 3/8-oz. jig in darker colors will do well. Black with blue glitter and dark with red glitter are both good choices.

Crappie: Fair. The best fishing is at night using minnows around lighted boat docks. During the day, wait until the sun gets up and on the water, and then try shooting jigs under shady boat docks.

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