Lake Oconee Largemouth Bass Fishing Reports
July 2003


July 1, 2003

Water temperature: 82-84°F

Water is light stained. Bass fishing is good. The fish will still hit topwater plugs early in the mornings on rock seawalls and rip-rap banks. Buzzbaits, Pop-Rs, and spooks have been good lately. They will even eat topwater baits during the middle of the day if there is some cloud cover. The main lake points and humps are holding groups of fish. A carolina rigged finese or trick worm has been the best bait lately. Try watermelon or pumpkinseed color. Look at the points and humps from the Hwy 44 bridge down to "tornado point" . The fish have been holding in 10-15 foot of water. Big crankbaits will also work, but the hybrids can aggravate you while throwing them. The Manns 20+ or DD22 have been best in just about any shad color. Some good fish are also holding under docks and eating 3/8 oz jigs in green pumpkin color. This is really good on sunny days.



July 23, 2003

Water temperature: 85-90°F

Water is fairly clear all over the lake. Bass fishing is the typical summertime pattern. The fish will still hit topwater plugs early in the mornings on rock seawalls and rip-rap banks. Buzzbaits, Pop-Rs and spooks have been good lately. Also try white trick worms and flukes casted weightless against seawalls and rip-rap in the early daylights hours and at sunset. The main lake points and humps are holding good fish. Carolina rigged finese worms, trick worms and centipedes have been a good bait lately. Try watermelon or pumpkinseed color - the lighter colors do well in clearer water. Try the points and humps from the Hwy 44 bridge down to "tornado point". The fish are holding in 10-15 foot of water. Big crankbaits will also work, but the hybrids can aggravate you while throwing them. The Manns 20+ or Norman DD22 have been best in just about any shad-looking color. Some good fish are also holding under docks and biting a 3/8 oz jig in green pumpkin color. This is really good on sunny days especially in the shaded areas of the docks. The local tornament out of JR's last Sunday had a winning 5-fish limit of over 24 pounds and the Angler's Warehouse tournament on the Saturday before out of JR's had over 17 pounds for a winning 5-fish limit.

These fishing reports were prepared by Aaron Batson and Jerry Whitlock from current personal fishing trips on Lake Oconee. Copyright © 2002-2005 fishoconee.com.

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