January 23, 2015

LAKE OCONEE IS FULL, LOW 50’S

Bass fishing is fair. The lake is full and a heavy stain over most of the lake, Richland creek light stained. Water temperature is 48 to 52 degrees. Richland Creek and Double creek have the best water. When you find the cleaner water a shaky head with a dark trailer fished under docks and around wood structure have been producing fish. There is also a spoon bite on the south end of the lake where Richland Creek and the Oconee come together. Find the schools on your Lowrance and drop a Capt. Mack’s spoon down to the school.

Striper/hybrid report by Mark Smith of Reel Time Guide Service. Phone 404 803 0741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Striper fishing is fair. Striper fishing can be great if you can find the birds diving on bait. If you cannot find the birds, the fishing will be fair at best. When you find the birds think small bait. A ¼ ounce jig head with a small supper fluke, a small rooster tail will work. Keep a spoon ready for when the fish go down. Use your Lowrance to locate the school and drop the spoon down to the school.

Crappie fishing is fair. The fish are moving into the coves and major creeks. The major creeks are muddy so make sure you are using a dark jig and tip it with a minnow. Spider rigging is the best option. Start in the middle of the creeks and work to the back. The mud has the fish scattered so keep moving until you find them. 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.

The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation department will host an “Outdoor Fun Festival 2015” on April 25, 2015. The location will be the Caney Road Park in south Forsyth County off Highway 141. See the web site at www.outdoorfunfestival2015.com. Call 770 887 2217 Carrie Toth or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all the details and vendor options.

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.