August 25, 2016              


This report brought to you by Jimbo On Lanier 770 542 7764

Bass fishing is fair. Not much has changed in terms of the fishing since last week. The water level is down a couple of tenths and the surface temps are still in the mid 80's. The rains continue to come which has slowed down the fall of the water level, but it is still trending down and is now near the 5 foot mark down. The first hour or so of the day has been tough for the spots, so, we have been targeting Largemouth for the first 90 minutes or so. We have been focusing shallow in pockets and on points for these fish. Topwater poppers, a Prop Bait, a swim jig, and a small shallow diving Spro crankbait have all worked in these areas. As you would expect, the fish have been very shallow. After the early morning bite, we have been working humps and points with close access to deep water. Fish are typically around areas with brush, but not always. A drop shot presented to fish you see on your Lowrance has been effective, especially as the day progresses. The better fish are often in the 30 feet range or deeper. Also, you can work the topwater baits and soft plastic swimbaits over the brush and expect a response from any active fish within the first few casts. If you get no response on top, switch to a SuperSpin and swim the bait around and over the brush. Focus on both main lake and creek mouth points and humps, and remember sometimes the fish are relating specifically to the brush, so make sure to work the brush thoroughly as well. Brush in 20 to 28 feet has been most productive this week. There are even more fish that are positioned out deeper in the 35 to 40 foot range as well, on the first break out from the brush piles you will be targeting. The spots have really started to spread out in these deeper areas, and you will often find them relating to timber tops and edges. A SuperSpin and a big flutter spoon can be effective to catch these fish when they are active. Here are the dates I have remaining in August: 30, and 31. I am also booking for September, which will fill up fast for me. The Fall on Lanier is sure to be awesome! Get your date on the books now! Give me a call and let's get out and have some fun! Thanks to all and May God Bless.

This report is from Big Fish On Guide Service and Captain Ken West, 404 561 2564.

Striper fishing is very good. We are still using all four of the primary summertime techniques; blueback herring on down rods (change then every 20 minutes), trolling with lead core line and umbrella rigs and jigging with Ben Parker Magnum Spoons. We are still on fish in the deeper water on and just off the main channel from Flat Creek to the Dam. The mouths of Orr Creek, Flowery Branch, Six Mile and Two Mile creeks are also holding fish. Your Lowrance HDS sonar with side and down imaging are critical in finding these deep water Stripers. Keep moving until you find the fish. To book your guide trip call us at 404 561 2564 or contact us on our web site. 

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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

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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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:


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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.