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GA
United States
34° 14' 18.5496" N, 83° 57' 24.5988" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Have Fun Fishing - Ken Sturdivant
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Fishing Report
October 17, 2014
LAKE LANIER IS 2.5 FEET BELOW FULL POOL, THE MAIN LAKE AND CREEKS ARE CLEAR & LOW 70’S This Lake Lanier Bass report is from Jimbo Mathley. www.jimboonlanier.com 770 642 7764 Bass fishing is fair. All the rain from this week has jerked the lake up almost a foot. It hasn't affected the existing patterns much, yet. We expect some other, possibly shallow water patterns, will emerge as a result of the higher and cooling water. For now, top water and swim baits worked over brush in 20 30 feet of water has still been producing. A Sworming Hornet Bite Sized Herring and a Sebile have been our best choices on the swim baits and a Gun Fish, a Chug Bug and a Zara spook have been best on the top water side. As always, a breeze helps. The jerk bait bite was strong last week during the cool spell, but backed up some with the warm weather at the end of last week. As noted above, several things are likely to change with the recent changes in the condition. However, the jerk bait bite is just starting and should improve even more as the weather continues to cool. There are definitely more fish and bait moving shallow, and as mentioned, we expect this to be a big move in the next couple of weeks based on the long term forecast of cooler temperatures. Also of note, we have found a good schooling bite in the early morning hours just after daylight. Humps have been the best areas and there are several across the lake where this is going on. Getting bit is a somewhat random as you need to get a bait into the action when you see it. Lots of entertainment with this bite for sure! Next week I have October 20, 23, and 24 open. The bite is really good right now and we are having a blast! Give me a call, and let's go fish!! This Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On Service 404 561 2564. www.bigfishonguide.com Striper fishing is good but it takes a good deal of work to find these fast moving fish. Anglers must rely on their Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan machines to cut the search time way down. Most of the lake has turned over and the fish have "popped" up and are in less than 40 feet of water. We have had some good reports of top water action from both Spotted Bass and small Stripers. "Running and gunning" points and reef markers with top water baits and free lines with live Herring has started to produce and should be in full swing this week. Keep your eyes on the water looking for surfacing fish and always keep a top water bait tied on. Traditional top water baits includes the Red Fin, Chug Bug, and Spook. In addition, always keep a 1/2 ounce buck tail jig with a fluke tied on and use it along with the top water baits. Pull up to a point or reef marker and put out a free line herring 50 feet behind the boat and work the point with a top water bait and a buck tail. Use a fast retrieve with the buck tail to simulate a fleeing bait fish. Do not spend a lot of time in any one area. Run to the next point and repeat the process. The fish are beginning to move north and into the rivers. The whole lake is opening up and you are no longer restricted to the lower end. The umbrella rig is also working when pulled over the same points and reef markers you are bait fishing. Target 30 to 40 foot bottom with your rigs at 3.0 MPH. Check your umbrella rigs often as leaves and pine straw will run down your line and hang up on your rig.
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Fishing Report Provided by Jimbo's Spotted Bass Guide Service - Jim Mathley
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Fishing Report
October 10, 2014
Hey Gang - The weather is changing and the fish are biting. It has been a great 2 weeks out on the pond. The fishing has been very good and my customers have been enjoying some great catches. Of note from this past week, I had long time customers John R and "Uncle Steve" back out with me. John lives on the lake and came out with his dad on Friday and put a hurting on them. We rolled up to one hole and John caught 4 fish on 10 casts with Rick's Bite Sized Herring Swimbait that rounded out a 19lbs sack for him alone that day. His dad had some nice ones too - it was great to have them both out and enjoy such an outstanding day on the water. Uncle Steve was back from Richmond, VA as well - he booked me for the first 4 days of the week, but was only able to stay for 2 of them due to illness. I was sad to see him leave early, but I will say that he made the most of the time he was here. You can see some of the results from Day 1 and Day 2 above right. Johnny R is up on the left. Both are great guys that I am tickled to have as customers and very good friends as well. Also some great pictures attached from mid-Septemeber of Father/Son Team Joe and John H as well as Brandon H. These are all topwater and swimbait fish as well. It has been a great month - Awesome catch fellas! Our recipe has been the same as it has been for months - topwater and swimbaits over brush. It has worked and we continue to run it because it is so much fun!! The active fish for this bite are in that 25 foot range. As is traditional, the bite does not get going well until mid morning but is then subject to last all day. We have been playig around with a DS and a crankbait a little bit in the mornings, but mainly it has been the topwater and swimbait all day. Hard to put it down just knowing what can happen. LOL. As far as availability, this week I only have the mornings of Thursday and Friday open, but am booked in the afternoons those days. I am a little more open next week with all day Friday the 10th open, along with Thursday afternoon the 9th. I also have the mornings of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday open (Oct 6-8), but am booked those afternoons. Give me a call and lets get out and enjoy some great fall weather and fishing!! Thanks to all, and May God Bless - Jimbo
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