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August 29, 2015

LAKE LANIER IS DOWN 3.3 FEET, CLEAR & LOW 80’S

Bass fishing is barely fair with the full moon. There is a very limited top water bite early each morning in the creeks. Small top water lures like the Zara Spook Jr. and the small Red Fins are working on major feeding periods, but cover a lot of water. A light Texas rigged worm in a u tail will work on wood and bank cover. Small live bait books and small shiners or spot tail minnows will catch a largemouth around these same locations. Also, try an all white 3/8 ounce spinner bait and a white Rooster Tail in medium sizes. All day, concentrate your efforts up on the north end of the lake. But try both shad and crawfish colors in the #5 Shad Rap and the new DT6 Rapala crank bait in hot mustard. Be sure to bump the baits ON the rocks. Small white spinner baits and small all white crank baits are the best choices. Mid day fishing has been slow due to the heat. Even the river fish will stop feeding with the high sun in the middle of the day. Also try a jig and pig in black and blue combinations after dark. Large dark colored crank baits have been fair late afternoons around docks. Continue to move around and fish pockets and points all afternoon. Small Shad Raps are fair and use light 6 pound test on smaller sizes of any crank bait. If you want to try some live lizards around docks and on man made brush piles, use weed less hooks and light line with a small split shot.

This Striper fishing report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishon .com

Striper fishing is great. The only thing that has changed this week is the fish seem to moving a little more and schools are quicker to move off an area. This requires you to be flexible and move with the fish. When you find the fish be ready to quickly get your baits down to the fish. Down rod fishing with Blueback Herring continues to be the primary technique. Rig your down rods with a 2 ounce weight and a 6 to 8 foot fluorocarbon 12 pound test leader attached with a swivel and a bead on the main line. The bead is placed between the weight and the swivel to protect the knot. Deploy 3 down rods and rig a 4th rod with a 2 foot leader for power reeling. Power reeling is simply an approach used to try to trigger a reaction bite by dropping a bait down past the fish and reeling it up through the fish. Trolling with lead core line and umbrella rigs is also working. Set your lead core line 8 colors back with a 1 ounce buck tail jig and a 50 foot leader. Pull the Umbrella rig at 3 MPH with a 3ounce jig frame and 9 one ounce buck tail jigs 150 feet back. Like the last several weeks, the fish are in deeper water in the creek mouths and off the river channel. Six Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Flowery Branch, Orr Creek, and main lake deep water pockets are all good places to start your search.

Ken Sturdivant, Lowrance Professional Fishing Staff will be conducting FREE! Sonar Seminar at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville Georgia on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice.

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.fo

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Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge, Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654This Striper fishing report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On! Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishon .com

 

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RandyHancock-15-52lb-striperRandy's Hancock's 15.52 pound Striper caught on IGFA Ande 4 pound test line is the "NEW" IGFA State Line Class Record. Hammond's Fishing and Boating Center provided the bait and the certified scales for this record fish.

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We have the current web site for the boat ramps on Lake Lanier below. Just plug in the current lake level to see the data.

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Lake Lanier Crappie club has a monthly meeting and monthly tournament on Lake Lanier check out their website: www.laniercrappieanglers.net

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Want to spend the day on Lake Lanier? Captain Marty Allagood has a 22 foot Pontoon Boat he will rent for only $250.00 per day. Call 678-234-4371.