Captain Mark Smith Bass and Crappie Waypoints for Lake Oconee are on sale NOW. Ask Ken for a sampler. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 17, 2015

LAKE OCONEE IS FULL, STAINED UP THE RIVERS CLEAR ON MAIN LAKE, 65 TO 72 DEGREES

Bass fishing is good. The lake is full. The shad spawn is in full swing. At daylight the bass will be close to bank looking for the spawning bait. Use a spinner bait fished along sea walls and rip rap to target these fish. Work the middle of the coves and main lake creeks. Fish boat docks, wood structure, and sea walls. Work your way to the back of the coves and creeks. Use Shad Raps and small crank bait with rattles fished on sea walls and around docks. Later in the day when the sun gets up move to the docks and fish a shaky head under docks in the same area.

Striper report by Captain Mark Smith, Reel Time guide service. Call 404 803 0741

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Striper fishing is good. The fish are at the dam for the spring run. Some fish are also showing up in the rivers. Live bait fished on down lines along with flat lines and plainer boards will pick up fish. There are also fish showing up mid lake on the humps live bait and spoons will work on these fish.

Crappie fishing is good. The fish are in the back of the coves and creeks and on wood structure. Use minnows and jigs fished into the timber. You can also troll in the middle to the back of the creeks as some of the fish have moved back out of the spawning areas into deeper water.

Make sure you stop by Sugar Creek Marina and pick up your spoons and all your tackle needs. You can also book your Crappie and striper trips with Reel Time Guide Service at 404 803 0741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Now available for sale, 50 of Captain Mark Smith’s GPS waypoints for structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Lake Oconee, Georgia. Contact Ken Sturdivant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a sample.

We teach ON THE WATER SCHOOLS for SONAR and Rods, Reels and Lures for Bass. Call for details. Call for details.

Learn how to use the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan technology with Southern Fishing on the Water fishing schools. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRODUCT FEATURED THIS MONTH: Take a look at these new stickers for tackle boxes: www.highwaterscreations.com

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SONAR SCHOOL: Set your sonar in the AUTO SENSITIVITY range and the current machines will automatically set the sensitivity based on the depth of the water. Shallow water the power will go down and then out in deep water the sensitivity will go back up. Send an e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request a full sonar set up sheet.

 

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.