October 24, 2014   


This Lake Lanier Bass report is from Jimbo Mathley. www.jimboonlanier.com 770 642 7764  

Bass fishing is good. Without fail, top water and swim baits worked over brush in 20 30 feet of water has still been producing. A Sworming Hornet Bite sized herring and a Sebile have been our best choices on the swim baits and a Gun Fish, a Chug Bug, and a sexy dawg have been best on the top water side. As always, a breeze helps. The jerk bait is still good at times and is a great follow up to the top water presentations. There are definitely more fish and bait moving shallow and a Davis Shaky Head as well as a jig around rocky points are producing a few bites now. Also of note, we have found a good schooling bite in the early morning hours just after daylight. Humps have been the best areas and there are several across the lake where this is going on. Getting bit is a somewhat random as you need to get a bait into the action when you see it. Next week I have October 29 and 30 open.

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

Striper fishing is good. The water temperature has broken below 70 degrees and the fish are scattered lake wide. We are still fishing the south end of the lake but we have had some good reports of fish being caught on the north end and up the rivers. Reef markers, points and humps continue to hold fish and are good places to start. The bad news is the top water bite has not materialized like we had hoped. However, keep a 1/2 ounce buck tail jig with a fluke and a top water bait tied on as the top water bite could kick in this week. Free line Herring pulled at .5 MPH with down rods set at 20 feet on points is your best bet. The umbrella rig is also working when pulled over the same points and reef markers you are bait fishing. Target 30 to 40 foot bottoms with your rigs at 3.0 MPH. Check your umbrella rigs often as leaves and pine straw will run down your line and hang up on this rig. The lake temperature is in the high 60's in the morning and the low to mid 70's in the afternoon. The water is stained in the back of the creeks, lightly stained on the North and clear on the south end of the lake.

Call Ken Sturdivant about the ON THE WATER SCHOOLS for Sonar or the Rods, Reels and Lures for Bass or a full day STRIPERS School. Call 770 889 2654 for details. Send an e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.


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.


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


We use and recommend DRIFTMASTER PRODUCTS for all your fishing needs. www.driftmaster.com


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.