Tough Lake Guntersville Tournament

Last weekend ten members of the Potato Creek Bassmasters fished our August tournament at Lake Guntersville. In two days and 16.5 hours of casting 27 bass longer than the 15 inch minimum size weighing about 60 pounds were weighed in. There was one five-fish limit and three people did not catch a keeper either day.

Ryan Edge had eight keepers weighing 18.89 pounds for first, Raymond English caught nine weighing 18.33 pounds for second, my three weighing 8.04 pounds placed third and my 4.76 pound largemouth was big fish. James Beasley was fourth with three weighing 5.63 pounds.

Guntersville is legendary for its big bass and numbers of them. But as our trip showed, it is less well known that it is the hardest lake in Alabama to catch a keeper in a club tournament. Some people get on the fish and do real good, others struggle.

I went over Thursday afternoon and got a campsite at Guntersville State Park, a great place to stay. The next morning Kwong Yu met me at the ramp to go fishing. He was staying in a cabin with some other club members. We both caught a keeper bass in one of the places we fished before noon.

At 1:00 we went back in a big bay full of hydrilla. When I stopped the boat there was about a foot of water over the grass bed that ran from a foot deep to the bottom in eight feet of water.

I picked up a frog and quickly caught an 18 inch keeper, then cast a big Whopper Flopper topwater plug for a few minutes and caught another one that size. That got me excited, I just knew I could catch fish there during the tournament.

We started there at daylight the next morning and never got a bite. We fished it two more times that day without catching a fish. In fact, with one hour left to fish neither Kwong or I had a keeper bass.

I caught a very skinny 18 inch bass on a jig and pig by a tree on a steep bank for my only keeper of the day. Sunday I got the big one and one other small keeper on a jig and pig out of a grass bed. We never got a fish out of that bay either day.

What Would An Australian Gun Law Do To Me?

My daddy always said “Never elect an honest man, holding an office will just make him a crook.” I guess that influenced me a lot. I often think that anyone wanting to run for office should be automatically disqualified. Why would anyone want to hold an elected office where every voter expects something in payment for their vote, and no matter what you do you are going to have about half the people mad at you all the time.

I am a one issue voter. I will never vote for anyone wanting to pass laws to restrict my 2nd Amendment rights. I have owned guns since I was six years old and got my first BB gun. My guns have provided me untold hours of fun shooting targets, have provided me food all my life and have given me the comfort of knowing I can take care of myself.

None of my guns have ever harmed another person, and they never will unless used to protect myself or someone else. So how does restricting my rights make a difference? If laws kept illegal things out of criminals’ hands, we would have no cocaine or heroin on our streets.

The election this year is a problem. Donald Trump has never been a gun rights person until recently. He says he has changed. Hillary Clinton has been anti-gun all her life. So do I vote for Trump and hope he does what he says about guns, or vote for Hillary and hope she does not do what she says she wants to do. To do that I would have to ignore everything else.

Recently Hillary said she wanted the same kinds of laws in the US that were passed in Australia. There, after a mass shooting in 1996, the government confiscated all semiautomatic rifles, pump and semiautomatic shotguns and almost all pistols. They said they would pay you if you turned in your banned gun by a certain time but after that they would just take it.

In 1988 25 percent of households in Australia had a gun, by 2005 only six percent had one. That is what Hillary wants for us.

Has it made a difference? The murder rate there dropped from 1.9 per 100,000 in 1993 to 1.3 in 2007, a tiny drop of six tenths of one percent. And it has not been a steady drop, in 2002 they had the highest number of murders there in 26 years. But in Australia, just like here, the murder rate had been dropping for years before they confiscated guns.

Some gun banners argue that confiscating guns will reduce mass shootings, like it did in Australia. But in this study – http://www.cjcj.org/uploads/cjcj/documents/Mass_shootings.pdf – the authors found there were so few mass shootings before gun confiscation that no before-and-after study could be done. They did compare New Zealand and Australia, two similar countries with very different gun laws, and found no difference because of the law. So, because of one mass shooting, a country confiscated over 600,000 guns, a high percentage of all guns in the country, and it has had no effect.

If Hillary got her way, the government would confiscate almost all my guns. Four they would take would be the Winchester Model 1893 pump 12 gauge my father inherited from his father and passed on to me, the Ithaca pump goose gun my father-in-law gave to me, the Browning semiautomatic long barreled 12 gauge my daddy shot doves with all his life and the Remington short barreled semiautomatic 12 gauge he shot quail with before passing them on to me. The government taking those guns away from me would really help with crime.

I will never support anyone wanting to follow Australia’s gun ban and confiscation law.

Why Is There A Complete Closure of Yellowstone River?

Montana Imposes Complete Closure of Yellowstone River Due to Fish Disease
from The Fishing Wire

An unprecedented fish kill has brought complete closure of miles of one of America’s greatest cold water fisheries.

(Bozeman, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is implementing an immediate closure of all water-based recreation (fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating, etc.) on the Yellowstone River and its tributaries from Yellowstone National Park’s northern boundary at Gardiner to the Highway 212 bridge in Laurel. This significant action on the part of the Department is in response to the ongoing and unprecedented fish kill on the Yellowstone. This action is necessary to protect the fishery and the economy it sustains. The closure will also help limit the spread of the parasite to adjacent rivers through boats, tubes, waders and other human contact and minimize further mortality in all fish species.

In the past week, FWP has documented over 2,000 dead Mountain Whitefish on some affected stretches of the Yellowstone. With that, FWP estimates the total impact to Mountain Whitefish in the Yellowstone to be in the tens of thousands. FWP has also recently received reports of the kill beginning to affect some Rainbow and Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.

Test results from samples sent to the U.S. and Wildlife Service Fish Health Center in Bozeman show the catalyst for this fish kill to be Proliferative Kidney Disease – one of the most serious diseases to impact whitefish and trout. The disease, caused by a microscopic parasite, is known to occur in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. It has been documented previously in only two isolated locations in Montana over the past 20 years. Recent outbreaks have occurred in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. In trout, research has shown this disease to have the potential to cause 20 to 100 percent mortality. The parasite does not pose a risk to humans.

The effect of the disease on Yellowstone’s fish populations is exacerbated by other stressors like near record low flows, consistent high temperatures, and the disturbance caused by recreational activities.

FWP Director Jeff Hagener says in coming to the decision, the Department had to weigh the totality of the circumstances and risk to the fishery.

“We recognize that this decision will have a significant impact on many people. However, we must act to protect this public resource for present and future generations,” said Hagener.

“A threat to the health of Montana’s fish populations is a threat to Montana’s entire outdoor economy and the tens of thousands of jobs it sustains,” said Gov. Steve Bullock, noting that Montana’s outdoor recreation economy is responsible for more than 64,000 Montana jobs and nearly $6 billion in yearly economic activity. “We must be guided by science. Our state cannot afford this infectious disease to spread to other streams and rivers and it’s my responsibility to do everything we can to stop this threat in its tracks and protect Montana jobs and livelihoods.”

FWP will continue to monitor the river and will lift the closure when stream conditions such as flow and temperature improve and fish mortality ceases.

In addition to the closure on the Yellowstone, FWP is asking for the public’s assistance in preventing the spread of this parasite by properly cleaning (CLEAN.DRAIN.DRY) all equipment prior to moving between waterbodies (i.e., boats, waders, trailers). FWP has also set up two Aquatic Invasive Species decontamination stations set up along I-90 near the affected area in an effort to help reduce the chance of this parasite moving to other rivers.

Lake Guntersville Fishing Report from Captain Mike Gerry

Lake Guntersville Fishing Report

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Captain Mike with nice Guntersville bass

Captain Mike with nice Guntersville bass

Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 8/20/16

It appears to me that the week of overcast days and rain, did little to help the fishing; in fact
the best time we had on the water was when the sun came out more towards the midday;
strange for sure but somewhat typical as the month of August progresses to late August.

The good news is the water temperature seems to have dropped some; there is icky dead looking
grass appearing in many areas of the lake and this is generally a good sign for the future or
the end of August.

I always start to see great improvement when the shorter days start to cool the water
temperature; the best of the fall is close. Spent a lot of time looking for the SPRO frog bite
and I must say there is frog action already indicating that the fall top water bite will get
better shortly. My Tight-Line swim jig appears to have dropped this past week, maybe we will
see that pick back up also.

Work slow, look for bait fish and work an area thoroughly when
you get a bite as the fish are grouped up; so when you find them don’t leave them.

Come fish with me I have days and guides available to fish with you; no one will treat you
better or work harder to see you have a great time on the water. I have licensed USCG
experienced guides and we can meet most requests to fish when needed.

Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service

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

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 22, 2016

CLARKS HILL IS DOWN 4.4 FEET, 90’S

Bass fishing is fair. Top water baits continue to produce a few fish during early morning. Chunk top water baits the first 2 hours along main river banks and around blow downs, stumps, grass, rocks, and seawalls. Use buzz baits, Pop R’s, Chug Bug’s, and Zara Spooks. Then use the flukes and weightless trick worms on rip rap and bridge supports. The points with rock and the rocks on both sides of bridges can hold feeding fish. Crank baits, lightweight Texas rigs and jig head and worm rigs have been the producers. Bass holding around bridge supports are drop shot victims. The best presentation is usually to cast the worm beside the bridge support and allow it fall vertically. Bass can still be caught by finding them in open water along underwater points, humps, and ledges. Use the Lowrance sonar and silt the screens to 200 kHz and 83 kHz on two panels. See more of the water column with 83kHz. Depths are mostly from 10 to 15 feet although depths may vary way up the rivers or deeper in the lower lake area. Deep crank baits and Carolina rigs are the mainstays. Use the Fat Free Shad crank baits along with DD22’s, Rapala DT14 and Poe’s 400. Both chartreuse and shad patterns have worked for any of the baits. Zoom Trick worms in green pumpkin, green pumpkin red, and June bug have worked well on the Carolina rig.

High end features have never been more affordable. Purchase a Lowrance Elite 5 Ti display by September 30, 2016 and receive a $100 rebate.

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. 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 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 22, 2016

LAKE LANIER IS DOWN 4.7 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. Not much has changed in terms of the fishing since last week. The water level is down a couple of tenths and the surface temps are still in the mid 80’s. The rains continue to come which has slowed down the fall of the water level, but it is still trending down. 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 and on points for these fish. Topwater poppers, a Prop Bait, a swim jig, and a small shallow diving Spro crankbait have all 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. The better fish are often in the 30 feet range or deeper. Also, you can work the topwater baits and soft plastic 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 hump and remember sometimes the fish are relating specifically to the brush so make sure to work the brush thoroughly as well. Use the Lowrance DEPTH RANGE in AUTO. Brush in 20 to 28 feet has been most productive this week. There are even more fish that are positioned out deeper in the 35 to 40 foot range as well, on the first break out from the brush piles you will be targeting. The spots have really started to spread out in these deeper areas, and you will often find them relating to timber tops and edges. A SuperSpin and a big flutter spoon can be effective to catch these fish when they are active. Here are the dates I have remaining in August: 24, 25, 26, 30, and 31 Give me a call and let’s get out and have some fun! Thanks to all and May God Bless.

This report is from Big Fish On Guide Service and Captain Ken West, 404 561 2564.
www.bigfishonguide.com

Striper fishing is very good. We caught fish this week using all four of the primary summertime techniques; Blueback Herring on down rods, trolling with lead core line and Umbrella rigs and jigging with Ben Parker Magnum Spoons. We stated in our last report that trolling with lead core line was probably the least expensive way of Striper fishing. Consequently we have gotten a number of questions regarding setting up a lead core rod and reel. The key is to have a reel big enough to hold 10 colors (300 feet) of lead core line plus 50 feet of backing and 50 feet of monofilament leader. We use Penn 3330 reels for our lead core however, your local bait and tackle store is probably your best source to recommend a number of reel options with the capacity to hold 10 colors of lead core line. Lead core line comes in a number of odd test strengths. We use 36 pound test Cortland Lead Core line and 50 feet of 40 pound test monofilament backing and 50 feet of 20 pound test monofilament leader. We almost exclusively use Captain Mack’s one ounce buck tail Jigs with a 4 inch shad body trailer. We typically start out with a white and a chartreuse trailer. Some days the Stripers only want white and some day’s only chartreuse. If they are aggressively feeding color is usually not a factor. Deploy your Lead Core line 8 to 9 colors and troll at a speed of 3 to 3.5 MPH. Remember to speed up to 5 to 6 MPH when making turns to avoid getting hung up in the trees. The fish are showing up in deeper water from Flat Creek to the dam off the river channel. The mouths of Orr Creek, Flowery Branch, Six Mile and Two Mile creeks are also holding fish. Your Lowrance HDS sonar with side and down imaging are critical in finding these deep water Stripers. Keep moving until you find the fish. 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. To book your guide trip call us at 404 561 2564 or contact us on our web site. www.bigfishonguide.com

High end features have never been more affordable. Purchase a Lowrance Elite 5 Ti display by September 30, 2016 and receive a $100 rebate.

Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com. Please tell me what model machine you have.

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 we 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 22, 2016

LAKE ALLATOONA IS FULL, 90S & CLEAR

Bass fishing is fair but it is an early morning bite. Pick a set of points mid lake and run them with 25 casts with a clear Zara Spook Jr. Work the baits fast and get on to the next point quickly. Once the sun is up head to the deep docks. Pick up several colors of finesse worms and use them on light shakey heads. This is a great time to practice with the drop shot rigs with the same finesse worms.

Use the Lowrance DEPTH RANGE in AUTO. After dark, the bigger spots seem to feed very late past midnight. Big June bug Bill Norman crank baits and the larger Strike King night bite spinner baits are the best lures. The 4 inch Senko in bright colors on a Texas rig or with no weight is catching some very large spots mid lake around docks. Pick the docks half way in the backs of major creek, skips the baits under the dock and be sure to have fresh line.

The line side report is bought to you by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service
www.firstbiteguideservice.com 770 827 6282

Line side fishing is very good. The stripers, hybrids, and white bass are chasing shad over the entire lake. The fish are holding in 14 to 18 feet of water and down lining gizzard shad will catch these fish early. Use the Lowrance DEPTH RANGE in AUTO. Afternoon storms are still a big concern so be weather aware. Download a weather application just in case. Change up to trolling the umbrella rig during the mid day to late evening. Live bait fishing is good from 3:45 am to 10:30 then change up to trolling. The live bait will kick back in from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm. The lower lake is producing a lot of fish and most of the stripers are in the 10 to 18 pound range and the hybrids are in the 6 to 8 pound range and that is very good for Lake Allatoona.

Try looking for the fish with the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan machines this time of year.

High end features have never been more affordable. Purchase a Lowrance Elite 5 Ti display by September 30, 2016 and receive a $100 rebate.

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. Please tell me what model machine you have.

Anglers we 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.

Jackson Lake Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Jackson Lake

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 22, 2016

JACKSON LAKE IS DOWN .61 FEET, CLEAR & 90’S

Bass fishing is slow. Bass are up very early with the full moon but after 9am, it gets tough. Spend the day on deep structure, deepest docks and blow downs. Early morning fishing is good throwing a buzz baits or Charger style bait. Deep running cranks baits and Carolina rigged plastics will be the all day baits. Before the sun gets up, stick to power fishing with small and large all black buzz baits. Covering water can be the key to success. Sammie’s or prop baits fished a little slower on and near wood or rock structure can work. Fish should strike on or after a pause. Focus on main lake rock, riprap and sea wall features. Fish main lake areas with some depth at or near the banks. When the sun gets up the spots and the largemouth are on the deeper rocky points, blow downs, boulders and humps. Mid day bass will be holding from 12 to 25 feet deep. Finding a crank bait bite can be fairly easy out on the deep structure like points and humps. The Bandit 300 in a natural color is a good choice. Pull up to the points and try your crank bait. Follow up with plastic and be willing to move on to the next point when the action dies. Use the Lowrance sonar and silt the screens to 200 kHz and 83 kHz on two panels. See more of the water column with 83kHz.

High end features have never been more affordable. Purchase a Lowrance Elite 5 Ti display by September 30, 2016 and receive a $100 rebate.

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.

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 ken@southernfishing.com 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 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

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

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 Oconee Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Oconee

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 22, 2016

LAKE OCONEE IS FULL, THE MAIN LAKE IS CLEAR, LIGHT STAIN UP THE LAKE INTO THE RIVER TEMPRATURE 87 TO 92

Bass fishing is fair. At first light fish a buzz bait on sea walls and rip rap from the middle of the coves and creeks out to the main lake. White or white/chartreuse have been the best color. A few fish are coming under docks in the maid lake area from Lick Creek to Sugar Creek. Use a Texas rig worm and pitch it a far back under the dock as you can get it. These fish are hiding from the heat under these docks. As always during the summer fish the rip rap around the bridges when Georgia Power is pulling water in the afternoons. A Rat L Trap, spinner bait, or a small crank bait will all produce a strike. Deep diving crank baits off the south end humps will also pick up as we move into summer.

Striper report by Captain Mark Smith, Reel Time guide service. Call 404 803 0741 @ reeltime@bellsouth.net

Striper fishing is poor. There are some small fish feeding at the dam first thing in the morning. Live bait and spoons will catch these small fish. The next option is umbrella rigs on humps on the south end, but this is not very predictable. Also catching a few up Richland Creek on live shad.

Crappie fishing is good. The fish have moved into the summer locations. Look on the creek ledges as well as in the deeper timber. Use your Lowrance structure scan to locate the timber with the crappie in it. Use the Lowrance sonar and silt the screens to 200 kHz and 83 kHz on two panels. See more of the water column with 83kHz. Once you locate the fish you can use a jig or drop a live bait into the school.

High end features have never been more affordable. Purchase a Lowrance Elite 5 Ti display by September 30, 2016 and receive a $100.00 rebate.

Make sure and stop by Sugar Creek Marina and pick up your spoons and all your tackle needs. Also book your crappie and striper trips with Reel Time Service at 404 803 0741 or reeltime@bellsouth.net

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

Learn how to use the Lowrance technology with Ken Sturdivant. Get free sonar set up by sending an e mail to ken@southernfishing.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

For a free set up sheet for your sonar, send me an e mail to ken@southernfishing.com 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 ken@southernfishing.com.

We offer these waypoints for sale. You get the coordinates and 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

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.

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 22, 2016

WEST POINT LAKE IS DOWN 3.0 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 dark color. Use the Lowrance DEPTH RANGE in AUTO. 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 the river use a dark jig and a craw worm on the heavy river bank cover. Stay close to the river current on points. Buzz baits can be good all day in the pockets right off the river. Go past the 219 bridge and hit every pocket no matter how small. Cast right on the edges of the pockets points and work the bait to 13 feet.

High end features have never been more affordable. Purchase a Lowrance Elite 5 Ti display by September 30, 2016 and receive a $100 rebate.

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. Please tell me what model machine you have.

Anglers we 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

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.