August 29, 2014
JACKSON LAKE IS FULL, STAINED & LOW 80’S
Bass fishing is fair. A Texas rigged or a Carolina rigged worm fishing the deeper end of long points or under water islands is the best bet. Use 12 pound test main line with an 18 to 24 inch leader line of 10 pound test on the Carolina rig. Working this bait from all sides of the points will help find how the fish are holding. If you come across rocks or brush, let your bait stay in that area for a longer time. A large crank bait will work better. Spinner baits and Chatterbaits can work on shallow cover early is the fish shy away from top water presentations. If top water is not producing, head on out to the points and use the Lowrance to find the fish in the 10 to 12 foot range. Also, look for a crank bait bite out on the deep structure like points, humps, and bluffs. The Bandit 300 or Shad Rap in a natural color is a good choice. Pull up to the points and try the crank bait. Follow up with plastic and be willing to move on. Try the same areas again, later in the day. Throw your big cranks like the DD22. Fish can hold fairly deep so Carolina rigging is a good idea. Plastic rigged on 1/4 ounce jig heads will also be effective in deeper water. Finesse worms, Speed Craws, Ole Monsters, and jigs will take fish out of the deep blow downs and brush piles. Pay extra attention to blow downs later in the afternoon. Work the jig and craw and Trick worms to the bottom and up through the limbs. Fish the shaky rig on deep main lake docks.