• Jackson Lake Fishing Report - GA

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  • Jackson Lake Fishing Report - GA


    Bass fishing is slow. Fish can be caught relatively shallow in 3 to 12 foot of water, but more of the better fish may be found grouped up in the deeper winter holding areas. Flat side crank baits like a Shad Rap have shallow bite potential when working rock, warm pockets, and docks with brush. Also work points, humps, and bluff banks on the main river channel or appropriately deep water. Locations with deep, hard, and rocky bottom, will be more likely to hold concentrations of fish. The key to finding deep active fish is to find a group or stay with the bait. Sun on rocks, wood, docks, and stained water will draw fish shallow when located adjacent to deep water or in a pocket. The waters will warm in the afternoon so expect the warmth to improve the bite in general. A warm afternoon will particularly improve the crankbait bite. A relatively tight action Craw DT 10 can also be worked on a chunky 6 to 10 foot bottom. Fish a slower falling ľ ounce Net Boy jig on docks with some depth and on the bluffs. Also, fish 1/2 to 3/4 ounce Net Boy football jigs slowly through the deep water holding areas. Use a brown jig in clear water and a black/blue jig in stained water conditions. Go with a brown or green pumpkin Zoom Super Chunk Jr. on the natural color jig and a green pumpkin or black Super Chunk Jr on the black/blue jig. Shaky heads will also work on 8' or deeper docks and deep water structure. Rig them with trick, a finesse worms and Senkos. Shorter Finesse worms or shortened Tricks will get more hook ups when the bite turns slow, short, and subtle. Slow down your presentations and fish a 1/8oz head when you can get away with it. Carolina rigging can be helpful to your worming in some cases. If the wind is blowing and/or you are targeting deep water, a 1/2 or ĺ ounce bullet weight and 26" leader can give you a worming advantage. Spoons and the Little George are also picking up deeper bass relating to bottom and bait. A relatively subtle soft yo yo action on the spoon should perform best when fished just above the bottom or to fish elevated in the water column. Fish spoons 16' and deeper, and stick to clear water for best results in spooning.

    On April 29, 2017 in Blue Ridge Georgia, the Blue Ridge Trout Fest will be there for their second year. Vendors, seminars and much more are planned. http://blueridgetroutfest.com/

    Ken Sturdivant, Lowrance Pro Staff will teach two Free SONAR classes at the Cabelaís in Greenville, South Carolina, Saturday February 25, 2017 at 10 am and again at noon.

    Watch the Fish and Game Forecaster on my site and use the bigger baits when the peaks occur.

    Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com. Please tell me what model machine you have.

    We have the LOWRANCE Gen 3 Touch and the game changing technology in the NEW 3D Lowrance Technology on our boat. Bring any HDS machine only to Lake Lanier and learn it ALL in one day. Call Ken for details.

    Ken Sturdivant Lowrance Professional Fishing Staff will be conducting FREE Sonar Seminar at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville Georgia on Saturday March 25, 2017 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice.

    For a free set up sheet for your sonar send me an e mail to ken@southernfishing.com and please tell me what model machine you have.

    Anglers have these books for sale BASS FISHING ON WEST POINT LAKE, BASS FISHING LAKE RUSSELL, BASS FISHING WEST POINT LAKE and BASS FISHING LAKE HARTWELL. These books have lots of bass fishing and covers every week of the year. Each book $39.00. If you would like a sample of any book send us an e mail to ken@southernfishing.com.

    We offer these waypoints for sale. You get the coordinates and you load them into your GPS unit for Lake Allatoona for $99.00 Lake Lanier for $99.00 Lake Oconee for $99.00 Lake Weiss for $99.00 Lake Hartwell for $99.00 WAYPOINTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

    We recommend Overboard Designs for 2956 Waterworks Road Buford, Georgia 30518 Phone 678.714.7122.

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