Sinclair: Level: 1.3 feet low. Temp: 85-92 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler Mark Denney Jr. reports, “September is a great month to bass fish on Lake Sinclair as the long summer days begin to cool down somewhat, and fishing becomes more bearable. Look for more fish to be caught up shallow this month as water temperatures begin to decrease heading into the fall. Topwater lures, such as Pop-Rs and buzzbaits, around grass and docks are a staple on Lake Sinclair early in the morning during the small window where bass are still feeding from the night before. If the bass aren’t willing to chase a topwater presentation, try slow-rolling a spinnerbait or ChatterBait around these same areas to put a few fish in the boat. As the sun begins to position the fish around shade, a Texas-rigged worm or jig around docks is always a consistent producer. There are a large number of fish still offshore around brushpiles and main-lake points. For these patterns, a Carolina rig or deep-diving crankbait are two good choices throughout September. Fish are notoriously finicky this time of year, so don’t get discouraged if you find that you aren’t getting many bites. Simply slow down, keep your line wet, and make every bite count in order to make the most out of your next fishing trip.”