October 21, 2016


Bass fishing is fair and more fish are moving shallow. Look In the coves and creeks and follow the shad and the bass are close by. Buzz baits and other top water lures are producing real well for all size fish, including large bass. This bite may last for only an hour or two each morning, but can last much longer, especially on cloudy days. A top water bite can occur most anywhere, although most should be in coves and creeks that have lots of bait nearby. Pop R’s, Chug Bug’s, Torpedo’s, and other similar baits should be tried along with buzz baits. A few fish are also hitting spinner baits, especially around wood cover. Docks and boat houses are holding bass that are hitting soft plastics and jigs mostly. Try a 6” Zoom Dead Ringer in June bug with a 3/16 ounce weight fished on 12 to 16 pound mono. A 3/8 ounce jig and chunk in black blue or green pumpkin is another good choice. The bass will follow the shad to the very backs of coves. Get them with a ¼ ounce Rat L Trap or Mann’s Baby One Minus as well as top water baits. Bass may be holding on the side of secondary points or even along the center of coves. Depths can vary from 8 to 15 feet deep or more. Large crank baits, Carolina rigs, jigs, tail spinners, and jig head and worm combo’s are the bait styles to try.

SONAR TIPS: The Lowrance FLASHER mode along with the full LCR Screen, is the old style Flasher. Many anglers still use this function as well as the AMPLITUDE SCOPE. This function allows anglers to watch their bait in the water column.

We have the LOWRANCE Gen 3 Touch and the game changing technology in the NEW 3D Lowrance Technology on our boat. Bring any HDS machine only to Lake Lanier and learn it ALL in one day. Call Ken for details.

Ken Sturdivant Lowrance Professional Fishing Staff will be conducting FREE Sonar Seminar at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville Georgia on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice.

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 and 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 .

We offer these waypoints for sale. You get the coordinates and you load them into your GPS unit for Lake Allatoona for $99.00 Lake Lanier for $99.00 Lake Oconee for $99.00 Lake Weiss for $99.00 Lake Hartwell for $99.00 WAYPOINTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

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 Sinclair Information

Weather report for Lake Sinclair

Matt Henry from Sinclair Marina

This bass fishing report is from
Matt Henry, Lake Sinclair Marina
Call 478-451-0167

Try the new WaveAway Screen Cleaner. Put Ken Sturdivant in the referral box.