FREE! Sonar class June 25, 2016 at 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville Georgia.

April 28, 2016


This bass fishing report is from Matt Driver.

Bass fishing is good. As the water temperatures rise we will see post spawn fish begin to move to areas where they can recover from this spawn, rest and feed. May is time to think shad. Shad begin to spawn and invoke a feeding frenzy for bass, white bass and hybrids. Shad will spawn on hard surfaces, like rock, and will end that ritual just after daybreak. The Spro Dawg, Little John crankbait, the McStick jerkbait and Big Bite Jerk Minnow are my go to bait for active fish. There is also a good jig bite in blowdowns and shallow trees. Big females will move to these areas after coming off the bed. Bass will slowly be moving out toward summer areas and mid depth brush. The fish can be targeted with jig head worms, drop shots and finesse jigs. Watch your sonar for signs of bait and active fish.

This fishing report is by Guide Robert Eidson First Bite Guide service.

Line side fishing is good. The fish are biting from one end of the lake to the other. The hybrids have started their spawn run up both the Etowah and Little rivers. The river bite should stay decent into the middle of May. The main lake is also fishing well. The fish that are returning out of the rivers are starting to school up from the Little River Bridge up to the Delta and from the S turns to Kellogg’s Creek. There is also a decent south end bite going on right now from Iron Hill to the bay out in front of 3rd Army. The fish on the main lake are up in the water column and are very hard to mark on 2 D sonar. If you have a Lowrance with side scan, you can locate these fish by running your side scan setting on 60 feet on both sides. These has been working great for me on my Lowrance. If you don’t have side scan, the best way to find these fish is to put out a spread of planer boards and free lines and pull the banks and open water until you get bit. Planer boards and free lining live shad on the main lake has been our best bite and are counting for at least 95 percent of our catch on both Lake Allatoona and Carters Lake

We have the BASS FISHING LAKE ALLATOONA book for sale $39.00 total. If you would like a sample send an e mail to ken@southernfishing.

Lowrance Pro Staff, KEN STURDIVANT will teach a FREE! SONAR Class on Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2016 at 1pm at the Cabela’s store in Greenville, South Carolina. See for details.

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.

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

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.

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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Robert Edison our Lake Allatoona Line Side reporter and guide.
Robert Edison our Lake Alatoona Line Side reporter and guide

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