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Current Bass and Striper Fishing Reports on Lake Lanier, Georgia
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by Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
Cumming, Georgia 30040

Aug 8, 2016


This report brought to you by Jimbo On Lanier 770 542 7764 www.jimboonlanier.com

Bass fishing is fair. The lake sets over 4.5 feet down currently and continues to drop as the Corp continues to pull water from the lake regularly. The afternoon rains have been coming a few times a week, which helps some, but the water is still going down at a pretty quick pace. The first hour or so of the day has been tough for the spot. So, we have been targeting Largemouth for the first 90 minutes or so. We have been focusing shallow in pockets for the most part for these fish and have enjoyed some good success. Topwater poppers, a swim jig and a small shallow diving Spro crank bait have all worked in these areas. The fish have been very shallow. After the early morning bite, we have been working humps and points with close access to deep water. Fish are typically around areas with brush, but not always. A drop shot presented to fish you see on your Lowrance has been effective, especially as the day progresses. Run the sensitivity on the Lowrance machines in AUTO. Also, you can work the topwater baits and soft plastic swimbaits over the brush and expect a response from any active fish within the first few casts. If you get no response on top, switch to a Super Spin and swim the bait around and over the brush. Focus on both main lake and creek mouth points and humps and remember sometimes the fish are relating specifically to the brush, so make sure to work the brush thoroughly as well. Brush in 20 to 28 feet has been most productive this week. There are several fish that are positioned out deeper in the 35 to 40 foot range as well, on the first break out from the brush piles you will be targeting. These fish will eat a drop shot at times also. Here are the dates I have open in August: 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31 Give me a call and let's get out and have some fun! Thanks to all and May God Bless.

This report is from Big Fish On Guide Service and Captain Ken West, www.bigfishonguide.com

Striper fishing is good. Not a lot has changed this week except the traffic with the kids back to school. We continue to fish early to avoid the heat and thunderstorms however there is a very good afternoon bite. All of the four primary techniques; Blueback Herring on down rods, trolling with lead core line and Umbrella rigs and jigging with Ben Parker Magnum Spoons are working. While all of these techniques are working that does not mean they are working everywhere. The key to striper fishing is finding the fish. Putting out baits or blind trolling without knowing you are over fish can make for a long day. Your Lowrance HDS sonar with Structure Scan is critical in locating these fast moving summer time fish. Having the highest quality sonar is important but knowing how to use it is the real key. Ken Sturdivant teaches a on the water Lowrance school that will save you hours of frustrating time trying to figure out how to set up your unit and what it is showing you. It is well worth the money. Lead core is probably the least expensive way to Striper fish. Deploy your Lead Core line 7 to 8 colors and troll at a speed of 3 to 3.5 MPH. Remember to speed up to 5 to 6 MPH when making turns to avoid getting hung up in the trees. Umbrella rigs can also be trolled at 3 to 3.5 MPH at 130 to 150 feet behind the boat. As always, down rod fishing with Blueback Herring is the primary technique used to catch stripers. We are using a 6 to 8 foot 12 pound test fluorocarbon leader connected to 20 pound test line and a 2 ounce egg sinker. If you are sitting on fish you can also jig a Ben Parker Magnum spoon. The fish are showing up in deeper water from Chestatee Bay to the Dam off the river channel. The mouths of Orr Creek, Flowery Branch, Six Mile and Two Mile creeks are also holding fish. Keep moving until you find the fish and then “hold on”. The water temperature is in mid to high 80’s. The water is stained in the backs of the creeks and clear on the main lake. The lake is 4.5 feet below full pool. To book your guide trip call us at 404 561 2564 or contact us on our web site. www.bigfishonguide.com

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

For a free set up sheet for your sonar, send me an e mail to ken@southernfishing.com

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

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

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

Copyright 2016, Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school on Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods, Reels and Lures for Bass. Call for details southernfishing.com 770 889 2654.


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