August 29, 2015


Bass fishing is fair. Top water baits continue to produce a few bites during early morning, but it’s not easy to pattern them to exact locations. Whereas most fish had been along or near main lake banks, some have moved a little further into coves and bays. Docks, blow downs, grass, seawalls, and overhanging trees & bushes are prime targets for a surface blow up. Most any popper or prop bait can draw a strike. Some good choices are Pop R, Chug Bug, and Torpedo. Spinner baits are catching a few fish, mostly in grass and the dirty water of Cedar Creek. Buzz baits are also worthy of trying around the grass patches. Rip rap continues to produce fish, mostly with soft plastics, but a few on crank baits. The diving plugs have a better chance of success during current flows and wind. Lightweight Texas rigs and jig head & worm are more consistent using a very slow retrieve. Try a 1/16 to 1/8 ounce Spotsticker jig head with a Zoom Finesse worm in green pumpkin, June bug, or red bug. This rig is much more effective using 8 to 10 pound line on a spinning outfit. The rig can be used with an exposed hook or rigged weedless similar to a Texas rig. And don’t forget to fish the bridge supports for suspended bass, using the same bait. Docks and boathouses are holding a few fish that will also hit slowly retrieved soft plastic baits. Main lake points, humps, and ledges are holding fish at 10 to over 20 feet deep. Deep crank baits are worth trying, especially when the fish are holding near the top of the structure, and when current is present. Carolina rigs are the most consistent producer.

Drawdown information: Oconee/Sinclair Land Office: 706 484 7500 Lake Sinclair: Oct. 18 Dec. 1, 2015: 4.5 feet

Ken Sturdivant, Lowrance Professional Fishing Staff will be conducting FREE! Sonar Seminar at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville Georgia on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice.

Our On the Water Schools are, Reels and Lures for Bass, SONAR and we have a Striper school. Learn how to use the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan technology. Call 770 889 2654 or see the details on our web site for more info and dates.

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Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge, Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654

Lake Sinclair Information

Weather report for Lake Sinclair

Matt Henry from Sinclair Marina

This bass fishing report is from
Matt Henry, Lake Sinclair Marina
Call 478-451-0167

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