August 18, 2016

LAKE OCONEE IS FULL, THE MAIN LAKE IS CLEAR, LIGHT STAIN UP THE LAKE INTO THE RIVER TEMPRATURE 87 TO 92

Bass fishing is fair. At first light fish a buzz bait on sea walls and rip rap from the middle of the coves and creeks out to the main lake. White or white/chartreuse have been the best color. A few fish are coming under docks in the maid lake area from Lick Creek to Sugar Creek. Use a Texas rig worm and pitch it a far back under the dock as you can get it. These fish are hiding from the heat under these docks. As always during the summer fish the rip rap around the bridges when Georgia Power is pulling water in the afternoons. A Rat L Trap, spinner bait, or a small crank bait will all produce a strike. Deep diving crank baits off the south end humps will also pick up as we move into summer.

Striper report by Captain Mark Smith, Reel Time guide service. Call 404 803 0741 @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Striper fishing is poor. There are some small fish feeding at the dam first thing in the morning. Live bait and spoons will catch these small fish. The next option is umbrella rigs on humps on the south end, but this is not very predictable. Also catching a few up Richland Creek on live shad.

Crappie fishing is good. The fish have moved into the summer locations. Look on the creek ledges as well as in the deeper timber. Use your Lowrance structure scan to locate the timber with the crappie in it. Use the Lowrance sonar and silt the screens to 200 kHz and 83 kHz on two panels. See more of the water column with 83kHz. Once you locate the fish you can use a jig or drop a live bait into the school.

High end features have never been more affordable. Purchase a Lowrance Elite 5 Ti display by September 30, 2016 and receive a $100.00 rebate.

Make sure and stop by Sugar Creek Marina and pick up your spoons and all your tackle needs. Also book your crappie and striper trips with Reel Time Service at 404 803 0741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

Learn how to use the Lowrance technology with Ken Sturdivant. Get free sonar set up by sending an e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

For a free set up sheet for your sonar, send me an e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please tell me what model machine you have.

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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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We recommend Overboard Designs for 2956 Waterworks Road Buford, Georgia 30518 Phone: 678.714.7122.

Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654

Lake Oconee Information

Weather report for Lake Oconee

Mark Smith Guide Services call 404-803-0741 www.reeltimeguideservice.com
Mark Smith Guide Services
call 404-803-0741
www.reeltimeguideservice.com

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FREE! Sonar Seminars
at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville, GA

Ken Sturdivant, Lowrance Professional Fishing Staff will be conducting seminars are the last Saturday of each month. All seminars are subject to change without notice. Seminars are subject to change without notice.