COMING SOON! Captain Mark Smith Bass and Crappie Waypoints for Lake Oconee.
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March 5, 2015
LAKE OCONEE IS FULL, HEAVY STAIN AND 47 TO 52 DEGREES
Bass fishing is fair. The lake is full, heave stain up the rivers stained over most of the lake. Shad Raps and small crank bait with rattles fished on sea walls and around docks. Dark Jigs with a rattle, brown, blue and black have been the best colors. Fish these around wood structure on the main river pockets above Sugar Creek. Spinner baits fished along any rock bank will also draw a strike. Remember to slow down your retrieve as the water is still cold below the surface. If we get a few days with worm temperatures look for the fish to start to move into the back of the creeks and major coves off of the main lake. If it get colder they will move back to deeper water.
Striper fishing is poor. The fish are scattered all over the lake. Start looking in the middle of the creeks and work your way out of the creeks. Use small baits like a very small thread fin or a crappie minnow. Most of the stripers being caught are by crappie fisherman.
Crappie fishing is good. The fish are moving into the major creeks. Use a dark jig tipped with a minnow. Spider rigs have been the best producers over the past week. Use your Lowrance to located the depth and location of the schools and adjust your depth to put the jig on top of the fish. Over the next few weeks the largest fish will be moving into the coves and creeks to spawn so now it the time to fill a cooler with big slabs.