Clarks Hill – Lake Thurmond Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Clarks Hill – Lake Thurmond

Want specific holes to fish each month of the year on Clarks Hill – Lake Thurmond? Check out “Keys To Catching Clarks Hill Bass” in eBook format, with ten spots for each month of the year, with GPS coordinates, how to fish each and lures to use. The eBook is $4.99. Now available on CD ($6.00) or Email ($4.00) – contact me at ronnie@fishing-about.com I may have some copies printed but the price would be about $10.00. If you want a printed copy please email me at ronnie@fishing-about.com to reserve a copy if I do have them printed.

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

August 1, 2016

CLARKS HILL IS DOWN 4.1 FEET, 90’S

Bass fishing is fair. Early in the mornings, head up into the rivers and bigger creeks. Remember downsizing will be the key during the hot summer months. Small Storm Finesse worms on a drop shot rig and light Carolina rigs along the channel ledges are a sure bet on getting a strike. Number 5 Jointed Shad Raps are working along the banks from day break until mid morning. Throw in shallow water and use a slow retrieve. Use a Trick worm in green pumpkin weightless and finesse jigs. The fish are small so fish deep water structure during the heat and fish slowly. Strikes will be nothing more than added weight. Line movement from side to side may also indicate a strike.

We recommend Overboard Designs for 2956 Waterworks Road Buford, Georgia 30518 Phone: 678.714.7122.

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804 Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

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

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654

Stop by www.gon.com on the forum page for current events.

Copyright 2014 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.

Lake Lanier Fishing Report

Want specific holes to fish each month of the year on Lake Lanier? Check out Keys To Catching Lake Lanier Bass in eBook format, with ten spots for each month of the year, with GPS coordinates, how to fish each and lures to use. The eBook is $4.99. Now available on CD ($6.00) or Email ($4.00) – contact me at ronnie@fishing-about.com I may have some copies printed but the price would be about $10.00. If you want a printed copy please email me at ronnie@fishing-about.com to reserve a copy if I do have them printed.

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

Fishing Report for Lake Lanier

“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

August 1, 2016

LAKE LANIER IS DOWN 4.4 FEET, THE CREEKS ARE STAINED AND THE MAIN LAKE IS CLEAR & 80’S

This report brought to you by Jimbo On Lanier 770 542 7764 www.jimboonlanier.com

Bass fishing is fair but it will take some work to get them to bite. The first hour or so of the day has been tough for the spots, so, we have been targeting Largemouth for the first 90 minutes or so. We have been focusing shallow in pockets for the most part for these fish and have enjoyed some good success. Topwater poppers and a swim jig have worked in these areas. As you would expect, the fish have been very shallow. After the early morning bite, we have been working humps and points with close access to deep water. Fish are typically around areas with brush, but not always. A drop shot presented to fish you see on your Lowrance has been effective, especially as the day progresses. Also, you can work the topwater baits and swimbaits over the brush and expect a response from any active fish within the first few casts. If you get no response on top, switch to a SuperSpin and swim the bait around and over the brush. Focus on both main lake and creek mouth points and humps, and remember sometimes the fish are relating specifically to the brush, so make sure to work the brush thoroughly as well. Brush in 20 28 feet has been most productive this week. There are several fish that are positioned out deeper in the 35 foot range as well, on the first break out from the brush piles you will be targeting. These fish will eat a drop shot at times also.

This report is from Big Fish On Guide Service and Captain Ken West.

Striper fishing is good. We have been fishing from first light until 11:30 am. There is also a good afternoon bite but when it is 90 + degrees and a high chance of thunder storms morning fishing is preferable. As we have discussed in previous reports the fish are below the thermocline which is at 29 feet. Even the smaller Stripers which are a little more tolerant of warmer water cannot handle 89 degree water. The fish are showing up in deeper water from Browns Bridge to the Dam and just off the creek channels. Six Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Flowery Branch, and main lake deep water pockets. These areas are good choices to start you search for Stripers. Your Lowrance HDS Structure Scan is critical in locating these deep water fish. Turn your sensitive up to ensure you can see a fish at 100+ feet. Down rods with 2 ounce weights and 6 to 8 foot 12 pound test fluorocarbon leaders is your best approach. The critical factor in summertime live bait fishing is lively bait. We are starting our day with six dozen Blueback Herring and changing them every 5 to 7 minutes on a rotating basis. Never “check” a bait and then drop it back down. If it is time to check the bait it is time to change it. The act of bringing the Herring up through warm water is enough to stress it out and degrade its performance. Umbrella rigs and Lead core trolling is also working. Set the Umbrella rigs 120 to 140 feet back and troll at a speed of 2.8 to 3.4 MPH. Set the Lead core line at 7 to 8 colors and a speed of 2.8 to 3.5 MPH. The water temperature is in mid to high 80’s. The water is stained in the backs of the creeks and clear on the main lake. The lake is 3.0 feet below full pool. To book your guide trip call us at 404-561-2564 or contact us on our web site. www.bigfishonguide.com

We recommend Overboard Designs for 2956 Waterworks Road Buford, Georgia 30518 Phone: 678.714.7122.

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804 Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

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

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654

Copyright 2013 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Allatoona

“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com
August 1, 2016

LAKE ALLATOONA IS FULL, 90 S & CLEAR

This bass fishing report is by Matt Driver.

Bass fishing is very slow. The water temperature is 92 degrees and fish are deep. The best concentration is around 18 to 25 feet deep. Drop shot finesse worms and shad baits like the jointed jerk minnow are working good. Another key is very light line and heavier drop shot weight, 6 pound test Sunline Sniper fished vertically around brush using sonar is a good tactic. Fish are scattered and size has been small. Stamp Creek and north is most productive. There is some schooling activity in the evening especially after a storms. The Spro Dawg and BB jerk minnow and Zara Spook can work. It takes a long cast to get the bass to bite and not spook. We use 10 pound Sunline SX1 braid and a 7’6 medium heavy spinning rod for optimal distance. Don’t try to get the boat to close that will be gone. And for the kids, the bream are biting worms and crickets around boat dock and bluff walls in the shade. Keep it fun!

This striper and hybrid report fishing report has been brought to exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827 6282. www.firstbiteguideservice.com Lake Allatoona, Georgia email: eidson6260@att.net

We recommend Overboard Designs for 2956 Waterworks Road Buford, Georgia 30518 Phone: 678.714.7122.

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804

Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

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

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge Cumming Georgia 30040. 770

Stop by www.gon.com on the forum page for current events.

Copyright 2014 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.

West Point Lake Fishing Report

Fishing Report for West Point Lake

“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

August 1, 2016

WEST POINT LAKE IS DOWN 2.6 FEET, CLEAR & 80’S

Bass fishing is fair. The fish are in their summertime pattern. Some are still suspended in 17 to 20 feet of water and are moving and chasing shad. Old road beds, such as the one at McGee Access, are great locations to fish with Carolina rigged worms in ANY color. Cranking main lake and river points with a deep diving crank baits is still productive for early morning fishermen. Check out the mouth of Whitewater Creek and fish deep for those bass that have gone to the bottom for the summer. Up in New River, go past the bridge and use Riversides lures dark jig and a Hales Craw worm craw worms on the heavy bank cover can get a strike. Stay close to the river current on points. Buzz baits can be good all day in the pockets right off the river. Up past the 109 bridge, hit every pocket no matter how small. Cast right on the edges of the pockets points and work the bait to 13 feet.

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804 Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

We recommend Overboard Designs for 2956 Waterworks Road Buford, Georgia 30518 Phone: 678.714.7122.

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

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654

Copyright 2013 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.

Lake Russell Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Russell

“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

August 1, 2016

LAKE RUSSELL IS FULL, CLEAR, 80’S

Bass fishing is fair and the fish are very scattered and they are roaming all day. The fish are not on any structure as they just seem to be roaming the banks and humps. There are lots of shad and the bass have plenty to eat and are not looking for artificial lures. To catch them, head up the river and creek points for bass suspended in 15 to 18 feet of water. Carolina rigs and worms and crank baits are just about the only lures to use. There is a limited amount of top water action due to the high temperature of the surface water. Use a Pop R and a 1/2 ounce white Rooster Tail for best results. Black bass and the spotted bass are feeding sporadically lake wide. Bass are on the main river points and are holding on the sides of the points. They run up on the points and feed and then move back to the sides of the points. Use a Carolina rigged worm in any color or a medium diving crank bait and fish at a depth of 10 to 16 feet.

The Bass Fishing Lake Russell is on sale with lots of locations and patterns. We have the BASS FISHING LAKE RUSSELL book for sale $39.00 total.

We have the LOWRANCE Gen 3 Touch and 3D NEW 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 September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice. Be sure to see the latest Lowrance machines on www.lowrance.com

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

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

We offer these waypoints for sale. Get the coordinates and load them into r GPS unit

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

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804
Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

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

Stop by www.gon.com on the forum page for current events.

Copyright 2013 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.

Lake Hartwell Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Hartwell

The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

August 1, 2016

LAKE HARTWELL IS DOWN 3.8 FEET, CLEAR, 80’S

Bass fishing is fair. Shad Raps are catching small spotted bass and a few largemouth bass in the smaller cuts and coves. Fish both the balsa wood and RS Models early in the morning and then again late in the day. The shad color seems to be working the best with the clear green water. After the sun comes up, small grubs in root beer pepper green on a small lead head around boat docks and small finesse worms rigged Texas style are working on a few bass as well. Use the Carolina rigs in deep water during the late morning until afternoon on the drop offs and channel ledges. Submerged structure in 18 to 25 feet of water seems to be the key.

We have the LOWRANCE Gen 3 Touch and 3D NEW 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 September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice. Be sure to see the NEW Lowrance machines on www.lowrance.com

We recommend Overboard Designs for 2956 Waterworks Road Buford, Georgia 30518 Phone: 678.714.7122.

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804
Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

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

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654

Stop by www.gon.com on the forum page for current events.

Copyright 2014 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.

Summer Fishing Tips for Walleye

Summer Fishing Tips for Walleye from Champ Scott Glorvigen
from The Fishing Wire

Forget the bank for summer fishing success

A variety of gamefish gravitate to offshore feeding grounds in the summer, giving savvy anglers ample reason to abandon the bank in favor of deep-water hotspots.

“This time of year, many walleyes, bass and other types of fish move away from shoreline areas that held fish in the spring,” says noted fishing expert and tournament champion Scott Glorvigen. “The good news is, they don’t scatter aimlessly. More often than not, the fish relocate to main-lake cover and structure that offers reliable feeding opportunities.”

While more than a few anglers are intimidated at the prospect of searching for fish in the blue-water abyss, Glorvigen says finding and catching your favorite quarry is a simple process, provided you follow an easy yet effective plan of attack.

“The first step is using your electronics to find likely areas and scan them for fish,” he begins. “The sport’s pioneers used simple flashers to quickly sweep structure as they hunted for walleyes on massive bodies of water like Lake Oahe. They had the discipline not to fish until they saw them on their electronics.

“The concept still applies,” he continues. “And today we’re blessed with cutting edge sonar and GPS chartplotters with built-in mapping that make our searches far easier and more efficient.”

For his part, Glorvigen rigs his boat with Lowrance HDS Gen3 units stationed at the bow, helm and stern, networked together for seamless shifts between presentations including trolling, backtrolling and live bait rigging. “I can share waypoints and maps, and even select multiple transducer locations, all without missing a beat,” he explains.

And no matter how promising a spot may appear, Glorvigen doesn’t linger if no fish are marked. “Too many times, anglers are guilty of fishing areas that look good, even if fish aren’t present,” he says. “That’s a waste of precious fishing time.”

If you’re tempted to try a fishless spot based on memories or how it looks, he encourages you to reconsider. “Think of it in hunting terms,” he says. “If you were spotting and stalking whitetails, and glassed every inch of a field or valley without seeing anything, would you still sneak out there on your hands and knees just because it looks so good?”

Watch this video to see more of Scott’s finesse fishing tactics.
When fish are marked, Glorvigen uses sonar to gauge their mood, or activity level, so he can select a presentation to match it. “For example, walleyes suspended a foot off bottom on the top or crown of a breakline are most likely active and will respond to more aggressive tactics like crankbaits or spinners,” he explains. “Bottom huggers lying on the side or base of a break usually need more finesse with a Roach Rig, Lindy Rig or some sort of snell and live bait.”

Fish that move around also dictate different presentations than those content to hunker in one area. “Spinners and cranks help you keep up with cruisers,” he says. “Jigging or slowly dragging a crawler on a live-bait rig is better for fish that stay in one spot.”

He also advocates a more vertical approach when fish are concentrated in a small area. “People have a tendency to make long drifts or trolling passes, even when all their bites come from one spot,” he says. “You’ll catch more fish by staying on top of them.”

Deep water or stained conditions such as algae blooms allow anglers to position themselves over a school of fish without spooking them. “Use your sonar to watch the bait and how fish react to it, similar to ice fishing,” Glorvigen says.

If you have trouble holding the boat over a sweet spot, he suggests throwing a marker buoy for reference or dropping a waypoint on your GPS plotter. “Hands-free options like the Spot-Lock feature on Minn Kota’s Ulterra bowmount trolling motor are a big help, too,” he says. “They allow you to focus on fishing, not boat control, and keep the boat in place even when you’re tending to a fish or otherwise preoccupied.”

As he formulates a fishing strategy, Glorvigen also considers mitigating factors like the prevailing wind. “Fish are usually more active where the wind or a wind-driven current meets cover or structure,” he says. Places where migratory baitfish such as smelt, shiners or ciscoes bump into a piece of structure when moving in from open water can also be hotspots, he notes.

While fishing an area, Glorvigen also pays close attention to which trolling passes and casts trigger the most strikes. “Predators are often conditioned to baitfish, wind-blown insects or other forage coming at them from a certain direction, such as deep to shallow,” he says.

By piecing together such pertinent clues after locating fish on main-lake structure or cover, Glorvigen guarantees you’re well on your way to enjoying successful offshore adventures all summer long.

Lake Guntersville Fishing Report from Captain Mike Gerry

Lake Guntersville Fishing Report

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

Captain Mike with nice Guntersville bass

Captain Mike with nice Guntersville bass

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 7/23/16

With the severe heat, a full moon and more, fishing this week was really pretty good. The day after the full moon was the only time we really struggled with the bass responding pretty good most of the time. There was no doubt though that as the heat of the day got tough so did the fishing. For the most part we caught fish and had some good size and some good numbers; not bad for a late July day!

The big worm bite got really good for me this past week working that big worm is 10 plus ft. of water really produced; we also caught fish early on SPRO frogs, other top water baits and up in the day some on Tight-Line swim jigs with Missile Baits Shock Wave swim baits. We focused on grass edges and scattered grass most of the week.

With August just around the corner, the grass will thicken and the frog bite will pick up tremendously; school will be back shortly there is a good 4 hr. period early where we are catching fish; come fish with us before your kids go back to school. I have licensed USCG guides available to fish with you, one will treat you better. We fish with great sponsor products, Vicious, Picasso Lures, Punisher Lures and more.

Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service

Email: bassguide@comcast.net
Phone: 256 759 2270
Captain Mike Gerry

Lake Weiss Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Weiss

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

July 22, 2016

WEISS LAKE IS AT 0 FOOT 11 INCHES BELOW FULL POOL AND CLEAR AND 86 88 DEGREE’S

This fishing report is from Mark Collins Guide Service, www.markcollinsguideservice.com

Bass fishing is good and they are on their usual summer pattern, on deeper cover, under deeper docks and on the creek and river channel ledges, humps and submerged road beds, they are being caught on medium to deep running crank baits, 1/2 ounce spinner baits, Carolina rigged plastics, and jigs, the top water bite is still strong on deeper banks and sea walls early and late. We see 20 plus pound stringers have been winning the tournaments all year. The bass fishing on Weiss Lake rivals Lake Guntersville for the last 2 years. The Weiss Lake Improvement Association and Weiss Lake Anglers, will be stocking Florida Strain Largemouth this fall.

Striper fishing is good and they are being caught in the lower Chattooga River, at the Cave Hole in Little River and Little Spring Creek, down lining and flat lining live shad 8 to 10 feet deep in the river channel.

Crappie fishing is good and most fish are on the main Coosa river channel ledges in 12 to 16 feet of water, and they can be caught spider rigging with minnows. Night fishing is getting good, under lights and over structure, a few fish are still being caught under docks, shooting jigs.

Ken Sturdivant Lowrance Professional Fishing Staff will be conducting FREE Sonar Seminar at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville Georgia on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice.

Georgia Outdoor News will host the BLAST! at the Infinite Energy Center, formerly known as the Gwinnett Center, just off I 85 north of Atlanta. The address is 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. The Outdoor Blast will begin this year at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 29 and runs through the weekend until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Meet Lowrance Pros Ken Sturdivant and Captain Mark Smith.

We have the LOWRANCE Gen 3 Touch and 3D NEW 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 September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice. Be sure to see the NEW Lowrance machines on www.lowrance.com

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

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

We offer these waypoints for sale. 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

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804
Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

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

Stop by www.gon.com on the forum page for current events.

Copyright 2014 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.

Lake Walter F. George – Lake Eufaula Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Walter F. George – Lake Eufaula

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Report. If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

“The Southern Fishing Report”
By Ken Sturdivant
106 Hickory Ridge
770 889 2654
Cumming Georgia 30040
www.southernfishing.com

July 22, 2016

LAKE GEORGE IS FULL, 80’S

Bass fishing has been fair but it is a very early morning bite. These fish are up feeding on the banks and shallow cover will be the best locations. Stay in the shadows as long as possible and then move to docks and then off shore structure. All white small Fat Free shad crank baits are working especially up river. The bass are feeding early and they will cover a lot of banks to look for food. Small lures in natural colors has been by fair. Zara Spooks in bright colors as small Shad Raps will work and use light line and cover a lot of water. After the early feeding period, the fish move to deeper man made and natural cover. The fish will take all white floating worms and small spinner baits.

Lowrance HDS Gen3 software is now on www.lowrance.com. See the highlights TotalScan™ Skimmer® Transducer, Precision 9 Solid State Compass, SiriusXM® Local Weather Feature (North America only), Network Analyzer and Service Assistant.

Lowrance Gen2 Touch update is now on www.lowrance.com. Here are the highlights Precision 9 Solid State Compass, SiriusXM® Local Weather Feature (North America only), Network Analyzer and Service Assistant

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

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

Georgia Outdoor News will host the BLAST! at the Infinite Energy Center, formerly known as the Gwinnett Center, just off I 85 north of Atlanta. The address is 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. The Outdoor Blast will begin this year at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 29 and runs through the weekend until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Meet Lowrance Pros Ken Sturdivant and Captain Mark Smith.

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com

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 ken@southernfishing.com.

We offer these waypoints for sale. You get the coordinates and you load them into your GPS unit 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

The NEW! Atlanta Outdoors Expo is March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center. www.atlantaoutdoorsexpo.com. contact Tim Fearney Show Director at 678 822 9804
Tim@SEMCOProductions.com Fax: 770 642 4715

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

Stop by www.gon.com on the forum page for current events.

Copyright 2013 Southern Fishing Schools Inc. calls us to set up a school Maps and Depth Finders or SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. 770 889 2654.