East and West-Central Georgia Fishing Reports
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LAKE RUSSELL IS FULL, CLEAR, 80’S
Bass fishing is fair. Top water lures like the Zara Spook will work early and late but all the fish have been barely keepers. Work around rocky points and bridges all day. Use the green floating worm on a 2/0 Mustad offset worm hook around any structure. Small crank baits have been fair on light line half-way back in the creeks. Top-water action has been limited to the smaller fish in the mid-lake area around reef poles. During the day fish the main river ledges and they are easy to find. Concentrate on the channel poles all over the lake on these river ledges. Use a large deep diving crank bait all day on light line. Also, try a Carolina rigged finesse worm in motor oil and use a 3 foot leader. Larger crank baits on the ledges and a good depth finder will be best all summer. Find the heavy brush on the ledges and work them all day even in the heat. Look for brush piles in the middle of the mouth of the creeks and at 15 feet of water drop a spoon on and over the brush.
CLARKS HILL IS DOWN 1.1 FEET, 80’S
Bass fishing is good. Early in the day run the banks up lake with several styles of top-water lures. Spinner baits, buzz baits and Zara Spooks have been taking bass and skip baits over the grass beds. Top-water baits and even a grass rat in bright colors will work but use a heavy line to get the fish away from the hydrilla. Senko’s and large fat-tailed grubs in bright colors including white and bream colors has been working. The new Bass Pro Shops Stick O in the all-white and sherbet colors on a large Mustard 3/0 offset worm hook has been a new bait the fish have never seen. Never overlook a #7 Shad Rap in shad and baby bass. Also use the jointed Shad Rap and cast these baits on light line. Most of the best fishing has been up the lake on the Georgia side. Little River has been a good area all day long. Continue to cast several baits on the same long sloping points. The fish are there and it may take some effort to find out which bait and presentation they will bite. A large Yamamoto grub has also been fair in white and bream colors.
LAKE OCONEE IS FULL, THE LAKE IS CLEAR, TEMPRATURE 86-89
Bass fishing is good. At first light fish a buzz bait on sea walls and rip rap from the middle of the coves and creeks to the back. Then switch over to a spinner bait and fish the same areas. White or white/chartreuse have been the best color. Another good location has been fishing the grass with a frog. Fishing a Carolina rig on the humps on the south end of the lake has also been producing over the past week.
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