August 14, 2014   


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

Spotted bass fishing continues to be very good, especially for August. The cooler surface temps have really kept the fish active and willing to come up. Top water and swim baits have been our best offerings by far. We have been working these baits fast over brush in 20 to 30 feet of water. A Sworming Hornet Bite Sized Herring and a Sebile have been our best choices on the swim baits and a Sammy and a Chug Bug have been best on the top water side. When the fish won't come up a drop shot and a jig have been good choices. There are some fish holding out deep so don't hesitate to try them on the DS. Use the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan technology and scan areas and look for the white dots. The dots are the fish. That 40 foot area at the timberline seems to be best. We ran spot tail minnow trips the last couple of weeks and that bite remains strong. That bite has been great for both numbers and size. If you have not done it in the past, you should definitely take the opportunity to do it. I have the following dates open the next couple weeks of August: 19, 20, 21, 22 Give me a call, and lets go fishing.

This 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. Not a lot has changed this week. The key has been trees in 70 to 100 feet of water just off the creek channel. The single 30 to 40 foot fish are difficult to catch with bait. Wait until you see multiple fish versus the single fish on your Lowrance down scan at the 30 to 40 foot range before you drop your baits. Multiple fish are more aggressive and easier to make bite. Most of the fish are being caught with blue back herring on down rods at 50 to 80 feet. We are using 6 to 7 feet of 12 pound test Seaguar fluorocarbon leader on my down rods. Captain Mack's buck tail jig with a 4 inch shad body with lead core line at 8 to 9 colors can often trigger a reaction bite when bait fails to get eaten. Likewise, Umbrella rigs at 140 to 160 feet back will also trigger a bite. We use a 3 ounce, 4 arm jig with 9, one ounce buck tail jigs with white and chartreuse 4 inch shad bodies for my umbrella rigs. The fish are starting to show up on the river channel. The "river channel bite" should continue to strengthen as the water temperature rises. Flat Creek, Two Mile Creek and Six Mile Creek, are good places to start. The lake temperature is in the mid 80's. The water is lightly stained in the back of the creeks and clear on the main lake both North and South.

Meet Lowrance Pro Staffer, Ken Sturdivant at the new Cabela’s in Acworth, Georgia, August 21 though 24, 2014. Ken will be hosting these FREE Seminars: FRIDAY August 22, 2014 at 3 pm and 7 pm: Fishing Georgia Lakes for bass. SATURDAY August 23, 2014 at 3 pm and 7 pm: Finding Fish with Lowrance technology. SUNDAY August 24, 2014 at 3 pm and 5 pm: The Bass Anglers Tackle Box. Located at the Cherokee Village at I 75 and Highway 92, Kennesaw Georgia

Anglers stop by the new Bait Shop on Buford Dam Road at the Buford Dam Quick Stop at 2595 Buford Dam Road. Open daily from 6 to 6 they have Herring and other baits like shiners ready to go to the lake. 706 867 5102

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:


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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.