July 22, 2016


Spotted bass fishing is good. Stay down lake but there is no strong pattern. Fish shallow early and late on top water and use a Lucky Craft Sammy 85 or 100 on main lake humps and points. Any color will do as long as it’s American shad. You’ll find fish by deep cranking and use a Norman DD22 in shad colors. Cast them right on top of any brush pile in 10 to 20 feet of water. Also, Carolina rigged Zoom lizards are strong. Cast to the bank of main lake points and work out from there. Reef marker poles are also well worth your time. Pick several docks, points and reef markers main lake around Kellogg Creek and use all the baits. Also, never hesitate to come back to areas and try another set of lures in case the fish have gotten picky on the first baits you used. You’ll find some in deep brush, and some in one foot of water. Be prepared for anything but pick a technique and stick with it. A night time bite is on but changing often so don’t expect a lot of action until an hour or so after dark. Throw big blade spinnerbait’s on points and humps. Red and black are the best colors, slow roll them or even go slower by bumping them off the bottom like a jig. Try a drop shot rig with small worms and fish to 25 feet.

This striper and hybrid report fishing report has been brought to exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827 6282. www.firstbiteguideservice.com Lake Allatoona, Georgia email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Line side fishing is good. Change nothing when it comes to locations and techniques. Down lining shad is still the ticket to catching big numbers. Down lines fished in the mouth of any creek, creek channel or river channel will get you bit. The water temperature is rising and the dissolved oxygen levels are falling. Bait isn't living very long on a hook fished deeper than 24 feet. So, make sure you carry plenty of bait with you. There are two bites going on right now. The first one is from the dam to Holiday Marina. The other one is from the mouth of Kellogg's to Bartow Carver. Trolling is good and the umbrella rig bite is finally taking off. We are starting to see multiple hook ups on our trips. We are fishing the rigs 120 to 150 feet behind the boat at speeds of 2.4 to 3.3 MPH. The rig bite should be on fire by the end of next week.

Georgia Outdoor News will host the BLAST! at the Infinite Energy Center, formerly known as the Gwinnett Center, just off I 85 north of Atlanta. The address is 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. The Outdoor Blast will begin this year at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 29 and runs through the weekend until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Meet Lowrance Pros Ken Sturdivant and Captain Mark Smith.

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The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fax: 770 642 4715

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. Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

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