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Fishing Report for Lake Lanier
“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
January 27, 2017
LAKE LANIER IS DOWN 10.7 FEET, THE CREEKS ARE STAINED AND THE MAIN LAKE IS CLEAR & 50’s
Spotted bass fishing is good and the wind have bunched spots up on points and they will bite a spinner bait and a jerk bait. Spots schooled up on and over the old channels in the centers of the creeks up and down lake. Also, there are some shallow fish on docks and points one day and then the next day, they seem to be gone. Head to the creek ledges in the mouths of the creeks from 35 to 50 feet deep and spoon or drop shot a few big fish. Keep an open mind and forget the water temperatures and throw out the book on this lake this winter. Small finesse worms one day and spinner baits, all white the next. There are some big spots are taken on spoons in 35 to 50 feet of water. Some spots are still right in the tops of the trees in the middle of the lower lake creeks. Look in ninety feet of water with trees coming up to the 50 or 45 feet range. Drop a Flex it spoon right on their heads. Up lake, pick the wind blown banks and spotted and largemouth bass may just be there. Spinnerbait in mostly white colors are best.
This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West 404 561 2564. Contact us on our web site. www.bigfishonguide.com
Striper fishing has been good but the upcoming weather forecast could be a problem this weekend. Pay close attention to the bait and adjust your fishing techniques accordingly. If the bait is shallow start your day with unweighted free lines 50 to 70 feet behind the boat. Deploy planner boards with bank side planner at 20 feet behind the board and 50 to 70 feet on the deeper water planner board. We continue to use a combination or medium minnows and Blueback Herring with 12 pound test fluorocarbon 5 foot leaders. As always match your hook size to the size of the bait. We are using a #2 Gamakatsu Octopus hook for the medium minnows and a #1 or #1/0 for the Herring. If the bait is deep, 30 plus feet, weight your free lines. Watch for any shad activity on the surface or on the Lowrance Down Scan technology. Bait is the key this week. Deploy several down rods and fish as close to the bottom as possible. As always keep someone on the front deck casting a ½ ounce bucktail jig. We are also seeing some top water action. Keep your eyes on the water and resistant the temptation to “plow” into a school of feeding fish with the big motor. There are fish in the creeks lake wide however Flat creek should be your first stop. The lake is 10.3 feet below full pool with stain in the back of the creeks and clear on the main lake. The water temperature is in the low 50’s. Call Big Fish On Guide Service at 404 561 2564 to schedule a guided fishing trip on Lake Lanier.
This Lake Lanier Crappie report is from Dan Saknini, member of the Lanier Crappie Angler’s Club. See our club’s website, www.laniercrappieanglers.net
With the continued combination of above average temperatures and the heavy rains over the weekend with the ground already saturated, the backs of the creeks are stained and we are flirting with 60 degree water temps. You may notice a few degrees cooler in the mornings, but as the sun hits the stained water, temps creep up on a sunny day. The bait and the crappie are responding by moving to shallower water. We are targeting brush piles and docks as shallow as 8 to 10 feet. Fishing is good to excellent. The 1/24 ounce jig heads combined with Bobby Garland Baby Shad in Pink Panther, Purple Mist and Lights Out are working well. Tube Jigs, hair jigs and Jiffy Jigs are all working as well. Since the fish have moved to shallower structure, it makes live bait easier to use if you prefer. This pattern should continue as long as the warm weather lasts. Don’t hesitate to fish stained water, as the fish adjust quickly in warmer temperatures. The fish and the fishermen are enjoying the warmer weather, so don’t miss out!
Another reminder: if you are on the water in cold weather, it is even more important to wear your life jacket, as a fall can be serious with the threat of hypothermia. Be safe on the water, bundle up and enjoy fishing during the lower traffic winter months.
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