Lake Oconee Largemouth Bass Fishing Reports
March 2003

March 3, 2003

Water temperature: 49-54°F

The water coming down the river is muddy and 50 degrees, but will warm up faster in sunny weather. The water in the mid lake area is stained but very fishable and 50-54 degrees. The water on the east side of the lake is even clearer but cooler and holding about 49-51 degrees.

The midlake area of the lake is producing the bigger fish. The bass should be turning on above the bridge in Sugar creek. Work the edges of dock post with a black/chrome 1/4 oz rat-l-trap or chart/pearl Normans DLN. The Lick creek section is also a great place to try. Flip the docks here with a brown/black jig with a green pumpkin chunk. The bass are holding on the sunny sides of the docks.

Spinner baits are starting to work near the dam in clearer water. Try a white skirt with white willow blades in the 1/4 oz size. There are some fish holding on the standing timber closest to the banks in 8-10 foot of water down the lake. Pitch the blade next to the timber and let it flutter to the bottom. If you don't get a bite on the way down slow roll it back to the boat.

March 21, 2003

Water temperature: 55-60°F

The rivers are high and muddy with all of the recent rains. The major creeks are fishable around the mouths of the main lake, then get muddy as you go further back into them. Water temps are holding in the mid 50's and warming to near 60 late in the day in shallow coves.

Concentrate your efforts in the mouth of Lick creek or the dam area. The coves on the right side near the dam are holding some good fish. Work the shorelines with 1/2 oz Blue/chrome Rat-l-traps and 1/4 oz double willow leaf chartruse spinnerbaits. Work any exposed rock with a brown orange jig or junebug Zoom magnum worm on a light texas rig. The rocks are holding some of the better fish. Lick creek has been producing some fish on light carolina rigged Zoom lizards in chart/pumpkin colors. Work the lizard right up next to dock post in 3-8 foot of water. Feel for any brush and let the lizard stay in this zone for a few seconds. This is where the fish are holding.

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

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