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July 3, 2015


This Lake Lanier Bass report is from Jimbo Mathley. www.jimboonlanier.com 770 542 7764

Spotted bass fishing has improved this week with the cooler weather. The top water bite has made a resurgence, which is always great to see. We still have been starting most mornings working schooling fish that are roaming in 5 to 40 feet of water near points and humps. Top water such as a Chug Bug and a Gun Fish have worked, as well as a SuperSpin thrown into the blow ups. After the first hour, we switch to focusing on the brush in 20 30 feet of water with a drop shot, Chattahoochee Jig or Davis Shaky Head. We are targeting brush in that depth range on main lake points and humps, as well as in the mouths of the major creeks. We have found some shallower fish on rocky points some days, and these fish seem to fall for a Shaky Head or Jig quickly. Here is what I have open for trips in July: 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29 and 30 (AM). Call to book your July trip now before they fill up, and don't forget to register for the August 15 Seminar! I expect the top water, drop shot, jig, and SuperSpin to be the main techniques for July. Thanks to all and tight lines!

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

Striper fishing remains very good. The fish have moved out over deeper water. Target a depth of 40 to 70 feet. They can be found off points, in pockets and on humps from Browns Bridge to the Dam. They are NOT off every point, in every pocket or hump, which means you have to work to locate these fast moving fish. When you find the fish drop your down rods to a couple of feet above the fish. If you are not getting bit adjust your depth to below the fish and within a foot off the bottom if the conditions permit. We are buying 7 dozen Blueback Herring every day and changing baits every 5 to 10 minutes. This may sound like an overkill but fresh lively bait is critical. Also now is the time to change our leader to 12 pound test fluorocarbon; it will make a difference. You may be able to pick up a small fish or two on a free line early but for all practical purposes downlines is your best bet. The Umbrella rig bite is working but you have got to get your rigs down to 25 feet. There are smaller Stripers Lake wide from Wahoo Creek to the Dam as they are not as sensitive to the warm water as the larger fish. The larger Stripers are moving out of the creeks and the North end of the lake into their cold water refuge on the South end of the Lake. Two Mile Creek, Six Mile Creek, Flowery Branch, Big Creek and main lake points from Browns Bridge are all good places to start. The water temperature is in mid 80’s. The water is clear lake wide. The lake is 1.5 feet below full pool. To book your guide trip call us at 404 561 2564 or contact us on our web site. www.bigfishonguide.com

Our On the Water Schools are Rods, Reels and Lures for Bass, SONAR and we have a Striper schools. 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.

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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..

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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!

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: 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.