Sinclair: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: High 70s. Clarity: Stained in Little River, clear from the main lake down.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler Mark Denney reports, “Fish can be caught both shallow and deep as we move further into June. The bass have now entered their postspawn stage, and summer patterns are becoming increasingly productive as more fish continue to move offshore. Topwater lures, such as a Stryke Ryte ProBuzz buzzbait or a Pop-R, first thing in the morning around shallow grass and seawalls can generate a few bites before the sun gets up. A spinnerbait or ChatterBait in the grass are also good ways to pick off a few active fish when they don’t want a topwater presentation. As the sun begins to position the fish under shade, a big Texas-rigged worm or a jig skipped under docks is a consistent producer during the warmer months. As the temperatures continue to rise, look to target points and brushpiles in 18 to 22 feet of water as bass will seek out cooler water temperatures to get away from the summer heat. A Carolina rig, crankbait and jig are all good choices for targeting offshore cover and structure throughout the day. A shaky head or drop shot are both good ways to catch some decent keepers if the fishing is tough. Crankbaits, such as a Blademaster Lures Big Boss Hawg, on rip-rap is also a consistent producer and should continue to generate bites all throughout June. Be on the lookout for a mayfly hatch this month, as these locations are known to be on fire if you can find an active area first thing in the morning.”