September 22, 2016


Bass fishing is fair. Fish are starting to school and feed up as we enter the fall season. This week the big bite jerk minnow and triple trout swim bait have been very good. The key is to continuously move and look for active fish. A quick erratic retrieve is the ticket. There has been a good top water bite first thing in the morning and it will only get better as the temperatures cool. For those that like to slow down and warm fish there is plenty of opportunity for you as well. The 3/16 ounce shaky head with a big bit 6 in finesse worm fished on bluff walls main lake have been producing good numbers. Areas around little river are productive. Right now it is been taking from 9 to 12 pounds to win five fish tournaments on Lake Allatoona. Remember the "Allatoona 4 seasons tournament" is coming up October 8th. Contact bay marine or the dugout for more info.

Bay Marine Inc and Dugout Bait & Tackle Shop Present 2016 Allatoona Four Seasons Team Tournament Trail on Lake Allatoona Gatewood Park (Safe light 3:00pm) Next Events April 2ndJune 4th October 8th (Date Change) November 19th Classic December 3rd/4th Tournament Payout (Based on 60 boats) Payback 1 in 5 100% payback Awards 1st $4000 2nd $2000 3rd $1100 12th $250 Big Fish $600

This striper and hybrid report fishing report has been brought to you exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827 6282.

Line side fishing is far. The striper and hybrid bite has slowed down some in the last two weeks but still decent for October. The fish are on the move and can be anywhere from the dam to the S turns. The live bait bite is decent but our better bite has been on the umbrella rigs. We are targeting long flats, humps and brush piles in depths between 18 to 34 feet deep. The white bass fishing is good. Our fish are starting to school up and are starting to bust top water early morning and again later afternoon. The flats across from the mouth at Kellogg’s and out in front of Galts are loaded on most days. Popping corks, tiny flukes and spoons are best. The key to catching numbers is spooling light and very long cast. When the fish go down try bouncing a 1/2 spoon of the bottom.

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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.


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

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


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