DECEMBER 12, 2014
LAKE OCONEE IS FULL AND 55 DEGREES
Bass fishing is slow. The lake is full, light stained on the north end and up the rivers, main lake and Richland creek are clear. Water temperature is 48 to 55 degrees. Small crank baits fished around docks midway back in the coves and creeks. Most fish are coming in water around 10ft. deep. You can also find fish in the middle of the coves with submerged timber. Use a jig for the fish in and around the timber and on some of the humps down near the dam.
Striper fishing is good. Find the birds and bait and the fish will be close by. The birds are working all over the lake and the fish will be close by. Use an umbrella rig and fish it around the birds. You can also use a silver and black spoon fished in the same area under the working birds, live shiner's will also produce on down lines and plainer boards.
Crappie fishing is good. Spider rigging in the middle of the major creeks has been the best producer. Tip a dark color jig with a minnow for best results. Black/blue and blue/red have been the best colors over the last week. Use your Lowrance to locate the schools and the depth they are working.
The 2015 Atlanta Boat Show is January 11, through 15, 2015 at The Georgia World Congress Center. Meet these anglers in the “Let’s Go Fishing Center”: Ken Sturdivant, Dan Saknini, Mark Smith, Jimbo Mathley, Al Bassett, Tom Branch, Jr., Rick Burns, Rene Hess CCI, Captain Mark Smith, Randy Hancock, Matt Driver, and Chris Scalley.