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Jordan Lake slabs are on

Guide Freddie Sinclair won’t be hard to spot this month when he’s prowling Jordan Lake for crappie. 

Sinclair’s boat feature 10 to 12 fishing rods, 14 to 16 feet long, mounted along both sides of the vessel leading to the bow of the boat where other rods are mounted.

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Featured

Use fall fishing patterns to catch more Jordan Lake crappie

At Jordan Lake, southwest of Raleigh, N.C., the first half of September is likely to play out in typical, summertime fashion. However, the second half is subject to the first hints of fall, triggering schools of shad to bunch up and begin a movement towards the creeks — with revitalized crappie in hot pursuit.

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Bass Fishing

Jordan Lake boat ramps: Not just for launching

It’s not uncommon for anglers to blast off from the boat ramp at full throttle, skipping across the water like a flat stone to an undisclosed honey hole on the other end of the lake. In fact, a hungry bass could have been right under the boat, enjoying an easy meal.  

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Fishing

Pro tips for landing slab crappie on Jordan Lake in the fall

The only question about catching crappie at Jordan Lake these days might be, “Push or pull?”

The fall crappie bite on Jordan, one of North Carolina’s most-renowned lakes for big slabs, is on — in spades. Tournament pro Kenny Allen of Brown Summit has sampled the bite twice in the last week, and he’s limited out both times: 20 fish at least 10 inches long.

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