- Lake Oconee Fishing Forecast, June 13, 2013
Day one leaders hold on to win Tournament Classic
After competing in 8 regular season tournaments that were also split between Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair, there were 120 two-man teams that qualified to fish the two-day classic event. The first day of the tournament was held out of Sugar Creek Marina on Lake Oconee.
- Lake Oconee Fishing Forecast, June 6, 2013
There is the potential for trophy fish in area lakes
Even though the Lake Sinclair lake record for largemouth was established in 1990 when Jimmy Edge landed a 13-pound 2-ounce largemouth bass, recently trophy largemouth bass weighing over 10-pounds have been elusive for anglers.
School is out — a great time to take a child fishing
This past week my fifteen year-old grandson Cody Tarver came for his annual visit. Cody has been coming for several years to fish but missed last year so he was chomping at the bit to catch up on fishing for largemouth bass and catfish. Cody is an excellent angler for his age and he definitely has fishing fever.
Do area lakes like Sinclair have poisonous snakes?
All snakes pose very little threat to humans but NOTHING frightens us more than coming into contact with a snake.
Every year about this time of the year, I begin receiving e-mails from people who read my column about what they perceive to be poisonous snakes in Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee.
What the fish are eating determines angling success
Game fish like largemouth bass, crappie, striped/hybrid bass and some catfish depend on baitfish for the majority of their food. Baitfish in Lakes Oconee and Sinclair are comprised primarily of minnows, bluegill and shad.
Crappie: post-spawn locales and depths for angling
Crappie are one of the first lake species to normally spawn. The spawning cycle for crappie is very much related to the weather and its impact on water temperature. This year’s crappie spawn was spread out over a longer period than I can remember in several years.
Largemouth bass: post-spawn summer transition
The resting phase that females go through could certainly reduce bites but likely another factor also plays into the equation. That factor is migration or movement of the largemouth bass after the spawn.
Barry's Tournament Trail season nearly complete
The sixth tournament of the season was held on Saturday, April 13 at Lake Oconee under beautiful weather conditions. One hundred and forty-five two-man teams competed for the tournament that was held at Sugar Creek Marina.
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