(Info provided by Fisheries biologist Steve Schleiger and region Fisheries staff; Reservoir Fishing Reports Courtesy of Southern Fishing with Ken Sturdivant)
Lake Russell (full, clear, low 70’s) – Bass fishing is good. There are tons of bass shallow and most are small males after the full moon last weekend. Since they are hungry, use a green trick worm all day. Since so many of the bass are still shallow, catch them on the shallow flat shelves and around the spawning areas. Shad and olive green X Raps are great colors. Spotted bass are still roaming all over the lake and they are chasing shad, so don’t rule out a top water bite. During the early part of spring, use a walk the dog style bait like the Skitter Walk. Plastic worms are also working during the day. Pay particular attention to any brush piles and any wood around or near spawning areas, these need to be fished this week. Zoom finesse worms and small jigs will work the best.
Clarks Hill (full, low 70’s) – Bass fishing is good and the water is a light stain on the main lake, creeks are clear. The shad spawn is in full swing and a lot of bass are shallow. Start the day early fishing sea walls and rip rap banks. Use a white or white and chartreuse spinner bait. You can also use a small crank bait, in a shad pattern and fish the same areas. As the sun gets up switch to a soft plastic. Fish the same sea wall and also the docks. A Carolina rig has been working well along with a shaky head.
Lake Oconee (full, is clear, 69-74) – Bass fishing is Continue reading “Georgia Fishing Report: April 29, 2016”