October 1, 2015


Bass fishing is good. The fish are holding at a variety of depths and can be found in the usual locations. Work docks, brush piles, riprap, rocky banks, and blow downs with a mix of plastic, jigs, and crank baits. Target flats, their edges, and work your way back into pockets. The spinner bait and the other baits can work on the edge of a shallow flat. Work the buzz bait early on main lake flats and continue back into pockets from there. Largemouth bass and spots will take mid depth crank baits. Try a Bandit 200, in white, chartreuse, or a natural pattern. Work your crank through wood, rocks, and around the docks. Always take the opportunity to work the wood and docks more thoroughly with your plastic and jig of choice. Expect some quality fish to be hungry and ready for a green jig presentation. Use a shaky head for all around plastic fishing. Trick worms in watermelon seed will work. Throw the shaky rig and jig into the wood cover and let it soak a while before working it up and out through the tree limbs. Shad are primary forage for good numbers of schooling bass. Look for seasonal congregations of bait in the middle of deep pockets. Target the feeding bass with a crank bait and vertical presentations such as a spoon or plastic on a drop shot rig.

Bass Pro Shops Triple Crown event. Bass Pro is having a Triple Crown promotion October 10th – 25th. The Triple Crown gives buyers of certain marine electronics unit’s triple points on their Bass Pro card, free installation and a gift card. Nearly the entire Lowrance line is eligible for this promotion. Check with your store for the official list. This promotion will be especially effective for the new prices on the HDS Gen2 Touch and Elite CHIRP units. On September 1st, Lowrance lowered the MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) on the entire HDS Gen2 Touch family. The HDS 7 Gen2 Touch family was lowered by $200, the HDS 9 Gen2 Touch family was lowered by $300, and the HDS 12 Gen2 Touch was lowered by $400. The HDS 7 Gen2 Touch Bundle is now priced at only $999.

Our On the Water Schools are Rods, Reels and Lures for Bass, SONAR and we have a Striper school. Learn how to use the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan technology. Call 770 889 2654 or see the details on our web site for more info and dates.

Drawn down on Jackson Lake Georgia: Details Land Office: 404 954 4040, Dec. 26, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2016: 7 feet

For a free set up sheet for your sonar, send me an e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. 770 889 2654

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