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Fishing reports from guides, captains and others

Lake Seminole Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Seminole

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

June 16, 2017

LAKE SEMINOLE IS FULL, CLEAR & 80’S

Bass fishing is fair. The Flint River is slam full of grass this year. The grass lines are already topped out all over the lake and the frogging and flipping bite is turning on. Look for main lake grass lines that have hydrilla and some type of bait present, whether it is bream or shad. Always have 2 types of frogs rigged up, one for swimming over the holes in the grass, and one for fishing over the thick stuff. For a swimming frog, opt for a 3.5 Big Bite Baits Top Toad in Pearl or either a buzzing warmouth. Both of these can be rigged on a 5/0 Gamakatsu Superliner hook and 60 lb. Sunline FX2 Braid. Also a Spro Bronzy Popper in Outback is good for fishing over the thick stuff and slowing down in the holes. For flipping look for the Hydrilla mats that are topped out closest to deeper water. Use a 1 1/4 ounce Fish Catching Fool Tungsten weight with a FCF bobber stopper, a 5/0 Gamakatsu heavy cover flipping hook and a 5 Big Bite baits Fighting Frog in Hematoma. Heavy braid is a must for this technique, same as frogging. If frogging and flipping is not your deal, then use your Lowrance electronics and look for humps on the main lake where the Hydrilla has not yet topped out. Fish crank baits or a ChatterBait over these areas. A shallow running crank bait works well. The fish on these humps could either be on the points or on top so sometimes you have to switch techniques to locate the fish on that particular day.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn BASICS OF ELECTRONICS BY LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

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 recommend Transducer Shield and Savers. Protect your investment.

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. See our Southern Fishing Schools page for the latest screen shots of the LOWRANCE 3D technology. See bass over a ladder in 10 feet of water, 168 feet from my boat. www.lowrance.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

Ultrex and Cable Guard protects external Transducer cable for remote control trolling motors. The cable guard will allow the transducer cable to turn kink free and the shaft can be raised or lowered without pinching the cable. No more messing with cable ties or black tape. For Factory Direct Pricing contact Precision Sonar at 270 703 6133

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 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

June 16, 2017

LAKE RUSSELL IS FULL, CLEAR, 80’S

Bass fishing is good and there is a great top water bite even in the middle of the day. A small Spitting Image or Pop R shad top water bait will work. The bait fish are migrating to these pockets during the day, and the bass seem to be keying on these areas. You may have to run into several pockets or ditches to locate which ones are holding the baitfish and bass. The SPRO BBZ 1 Rat is a good bait to try after the sun is up. Once you locate these areas throw the Strike King Black or brown jig and the Blade Runner rigged with a Zoom Fluke down the middle of these pockets. As the water continues to warm, you can use a jerk bait to trigger a reaction strike in these same areas. Use the Zoom Baby Brush Hog to any wood you find while fishing these areas because the fish will use this cover all day for ambush points.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn BASICS OF ELECTRONICS BY LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

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.

The Advantage Boat Center in Cumming Georgia offer sales, service and storage close to Lake Lanier. 678 771 8745. Ask for Myra.

We recommend Transducer Shield and Savers. Protect your investment.

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. See our Southern Fishing Schools page for the latest screen shots of the LOWRANCE 3D technology. See bass over a ladder in 10 feet of water, 168 feet from my boat. www.lowrance.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

Ultrex and Cable Guard protects external Transducer cable for remote control trolling motors. The cable guard will allow the transducer cable to turn kink free and the shaft can be raised or lowered without pinching the cable. No more messing with cable ties or black tape. For Factory Direct Pricing contact Precision Sonar at 270 703 6133

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

June 16, 2017

LAKE HARTWELL IS DOWN 6.4 FEET, CLEAR, 80’S

This bass fishing report is by Josh Panyard

Bass fishing is fair. We have been keying in on the summer bite now. We have been throwing a lot of top water, flukes, and swimbait style baits. Our best top water baits have been a walking style bait like a Zara Spook out over brush and humps. The fish will be on the top part of the humps in anywhere from 10 to 15 feet first thing in the morning. As the sun gets up start working the bait out over brush in 20 to 25 feet of water. If it was calm we stayed with the fluke and the walking style of top water. If the wind picked up we would add the swimbait to our rotation to see if we couldn’t call up some bigger fish. The swim bait we are using is a hard body style swimbait like a Sebile, Bull Herring, or the Bite Sized Herring from Sworming Hornet Lures. If the bite really slowed down we worked the brush with a shakey head, Spot sticker Hand tied jig, or we eased up on the brush and would drop down with a drop shot rig to catch a couple more fish Key is to continue to move quickly specially when using the top water baits if we didn’t get bit within the first 5 or 6 casts we would move on to the next spot. If we did get bit we would work the area thoroughly before moving on. The key is to be patient and keep moving throughout the day. With this warmer the fish are going to continue to move deeper don’t be surprised if you have to move out to the 30 to 40 foot range to catch your fish. Remember the lake is still low and there are a lot of objects sticking up out of the water and not marked so be safe out there and we hope to see you on the water.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn BASICS OF ELECTRONICS BY LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

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.

The Advantage Boat Center in Cumming Georgia offer sales, service and storage close to Lake Lanier. 678 771 8745. Ask for Myra.

We recommend Transducer Shield and Savers. Protect your investment.

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. See our Southern Fishing Schools page for the latest screen shots of the LOWRANCE 3D technology. See bass over a ladder in 10 feet of water, 168 feet from my boat. www.lowrance.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

Ultrex and Cable Guard protects external Transducer cable for remote control trolling motors. The cable guard will allow the transducer cable to turn kink free and the shaft can be raised or lowered without pinching the cable. No more messing with cable ties or black tape. For Factory Direct Pricing contact Precision Sonar at 270 703 6133

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.

Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Reports

Check out these weekly updated reports for selected lakes in Georgia and Alabama Lakes Fishing Reports:

Lake Guntersville


Clarks Hill/Lake Thurmond

Lake Lanier

West Point

Allatoona

Russell

Hartwell

Seminole

Eufaula/Walter F George

Weiss

Sinclair

Oconee

Jackson

If any guides or fishermen do weekly reports and would like them published on my site please contact me: ronnie@fishing-about.com

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report Texas

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report

Catch cats like this with Jason Barber

Catch cats like this with Jason Barber

Fishing Report, Cedar Creek Lake 2/16/15

Hey guys and gals, Jason Barber here with the www.kingscreekadventures.com fishing and lake report for Cedar Creek Lake.The lake level is at 4.90′ low and the water temperature is in the high 40’s to low 50’s give or take a few degrees. The water clarity ranges from stained to very stained heading north.

The Hybrids and Sandies are still deep and the best way to get a bite is still in deep water. The dead stick bite is a great way to catch good fish both hybrids and white bass alike. Try small shad imitations from crappie sized to 4″ and many colors will work. Stay in 30 to 50′ of water and drop the bait down to the bottom and fish 1 to 10′ up from the bottom. Try banging, bumping, stomping or kicking the boat floor for some extra attention from the fish “and anyone else close by” and this will simulate lots of birds feeding on schools of shad and attract the predator fish.

The crappie are moving shallow but the inconsistent weather will keep the bite hit and miss for a little longer. Some fish are being caught in 3 to 6′ of water inside the marinas and a few fish have been caught way up in the creeks as well. With all that being said it’s time to start keeping tabs on a shallower bite for the beloved crappie. Don’t totally overlook the staging areas where they stack up heading to spawn, these are great areas to find large schools and get multiple bites.

The Catfish are available in the entire lake right now. You can choose to drift in deeper water throughout the lower end of the lake or fish the shallow north end of the lake in 2 to 10′ for great action bottom fishing. Either way you decide to go you will need fresh cut fish for bait, try shad, drum, carp or bream for the most part.

As for the large mouth, try sneaking into spawning coves and fishing down the shoreline throwing a chatter bait or spinner bait to cover water. I always have a jig or smaller plastic worm or creature bait ready to pick apart any good looking cover you may find or a deeper dock that has 2 to possibly 10′ of water on it “of which the latter are hard to find” this will get you some extra bites and probably your best ones.

Thanks as always for your time and support, if I can answer any questions about the lake or the fishing here on Cedar Creek Lake please contact me. If you would like to book a fishing trip I’d be happy to accommodate. You can reach me at 903 603 2047 or 903 887 7896 .

Cedar Creek Fishing

Email: kingscreekadventures@yahoo.com
Phone: 903-603-2047
Jason Barber

Carters Lake Fishing Report

July 31, 2014

Carters Lake.

Line side fishing is very good. We have been catching stripers up to 24 pounds and hybrids weighing close to 13 pounds this past month. Down lining shad at 30 to 50 feet has been our best over all bite. The mouth of most of the major creeks on the south end of the lake are holding stripers. And the backs of the Creeks, main lake points and humps are holding the Hybrids. Fresh bait is the key to catching line sides on Carter. Be sure to carry plenty of bait. We are also catching a few fish on lead core. I am running a 2 ounce jig with a white trailer and 7 to 9 colors depending on the day at 2.9 miles and hour.

Anglers, we have a book on BASS FISHING LAKE ALLATOONA that has GPS 50 coordinates also. Ask for samples of the book and the coordinates from ken@southernfishing.com Try these two N 34 10 846 W 84 43 128 Good spawning pockets in McCaskey Creek. Use Sammy 100 and Big swim baits around the schooling fish. N 34 10 294 W 84 43 092 Good spawning area around Bartow County ramp with a Sammy 100 and big swim bait area.

Meet Lowrance Pro Staffer, Ken Sturdivant at the new Cabela’s in Acworth, Georgia, August 21 though 24, 2014. Ken will be hosting these FREE Seminars: FRIDAY August 22, 2014 at 3 pm and 7 pm: Fishing Georgia Lakes for bass. SATURDAY August 23, 2014 at 3 pm and 7 pm: Finding Fish with Lowrance technology. SUNDAY August 24, 2014 at 3 pm and 5 pm: The Bass Anglers Tackle Box. Located at the Cherokee Village at I 75 and Highway 92, Kennesaw Georgia

Call Ken about the Southern Fishing Schools exclusive ON THE WATER SCHOOLS for SONAR or Rods Reels and Lures for Bass. Call for 770 889 2654 or ken@southernfishing.com for more info

Ken Sturdivant, Lowrance Pro Staff, will be at Dreher Island State Park, 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity South Carolina 29127, August 13 through 17, 2014. Ken will doing Lowrance demonstration rides from 8am until 2pm Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday at the park.

Cuba Tarpon Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Cuba Tarpon Fly Fishing On the Run

Catch tarpon like this fly fishing in Cuba

Catch tarpon like this fly fishing in Cuba

Fishing Report, Cuba Tarpon 5/22/14

TWO HEAVENS IN ONE PLACE
Tarpon-Cuba

For all the fly fisher globetrotters is a quest every year to choose the right place and the exact moment. We are always looking for tides, moon phases, fish run and operations that can meet the expectation of a highly anticipated week, that we could schedule between family holidays, birthdays and others obligations. Finally we have the clue between high-end exclusive services and tarpon fishing that can blow your head off.

During the last week of April and the first days of May 2014 we booked the very first operation week with fishermen of the impressive Avalon 2 Yacht, that fish out from Jucaro Port, 350 miles south from Habana in Cuba to Gardens of the Queen. There, you’ll find a live aboard where you could stay days, weeks or months, with all the ammenities you could imagine, from the skyline jacuzzi in the last floor to the freestyle slide of the second floor. So, having the right place to stay inside an amazing marine park like Gardens of the Queen, we only have to peak the fishing zone of the area and the season.

After been working for several years at Cuba, we heard about the new fishing area at the end of the Gardens, near fifty marine miles south from Tortuga, yes sir, that far south. The Gardens are huge and you could fish a month without repeat the same area. Just two years ago they start fishing this southernmost point, where the tarpon run appears during the first full moon of April in an amazing run of “sabalos”, if you have already fished “boca grande” in the Gardens, this is even better, so well, just imagine. Been there, I can only say that this is one of the few places left in the world where you could fish schools of tarpon from one or two to hundreds of them, in sizes from 20 pounds to over 120 pounds and it is not uncommon to see female tarpons with ten males around her daisy chain, in strings or just moving in a spawning ritual. Just 1 mile away from these channels flats, you have runs of big size tarpon rolling just like Holbox and also other places in deep waters, but that´s another story. Just to give you a “screenshot”, one day our 5 skiffs where “in line” waiting for the daily “run”, moment after a big string of more that 60 tarpon roll in front of us, right away we were all jumping or hooking on tarpons, it was really awesome and I couldn’t believe it. You could see long strings at other locations but this tarpon eat flies with madness, in the same cast you could jump two or three tarpons just keep retrieving the line and you will see.

Long story short “Two Heavens in One Place”, this new area in Gardens of the Queen is a tarpon madness and Avalon 2 yacht is beyond any expectations, just try to be there in the exact moment, we can help you to be in ” heaven”, you´ll not be disappointed. If you want to come with us on 2015 Hosted Trips, send us a email BOOKING HERE or visit us on WWW.FLYFISHINGTHERUN.COM

Fly Fishing Chile
Season 2014-2015
Like you know, our agency is based in Santiago de Chile, so we can say with total confidence, that this are our home waters. If we constructed a worldwide network of the best destinations for travel and angling round the globe, imagine what to expect from our Country. So, if your looking for your next Patagonian Retreat, please drop us line. We´ll be here waiting for you with Pisco Sour and Chilean wine, once you arrive.

FLY FISHING THE RUN
Travel & Angling
Profesor Porter #8 OF. 201, Santiago Centro
Santiago, Chile
PRO OUTDOORS SPA

“The right place, at the exact moment”

Tims Ford Fishing Report

Tims Ford Smallmouth and Largemouth bass

Tims Ford Smallmouth and Largemouth bass

Tims Ford Fishing Reprt
by: Captain Jake Davis

Tim’s Ford Forecast – Over the past few weeks, we’ve enjoyed a good Jig, crankbait and Carolina rig bite in 5 to 25 FOW. Water temperatures improved to the 59-62 degree range, moving Smallmouth and Largemouth alike to their spawning areas throughout the lake. Crappie action is good on docks and brush in the 10-20 FOW range.

Concentrate early on main lake points working your way back into pockets a short distance close to the spawning areas. Probing main lake gravel rounds and flats with Rapala DT-10 and DT 20 crankbaits, Missile Baits Fuse 4.4 on a Carolina Rig and Tightline Football Head jigs are a great way to boat a monster fish. Watch for the top water bite to explode on the lake in May as we see the shad spawn start around the second week of the month. A good indication the shad spawn has started is large schools for shad running the rock banks and around dock on the main lake.

As a reminder, please wear your PFDs and beware of your surroundings, boating accidents can happen to anyone! Make your reservations now for some great spring action on Guntersville or Tim’s Ford.

Captain Jake Davis Guntersville Fishing Report

Four bass from Lake Guntersville

Four bass from Lake Guntersville

Lake Guntersville Fishing Report
by: Captain Jake Davis

Lake Guntersville Forecast – What a turn around on Guntersville; so far this spring the Mighty “G” really shined for all levels of anglers. I look for May to be no different than March and April. With fish in post and pre-spawn patterns and the famed arrival of the shad spawn during the second and third weeks for the month.

Over the past month we found our fish in 1 to 25 foot of water on a combination of baits, ranging from Assassinator Buzz Baits, Rattle Baits, Swim Baits, Rapala DT-6, 10, 16 crankbaits, Tightline football head jigs with Missile Baits trailers to single swim baits and Missile baits D-Bombs.

May will bring us a terrific spinner bait and top water bite, look for pop-r’s, spooks, Sammy’s and buzz baits to be the talk of the lake. Anglers should not forget the deep crank bait bite; Guntersville has a history of producing huge sacks of fish in May when angler employ deep diving crank baits such as Rapala DT 16 or DT 20 crankbaits on drops and channel grass.

Water temperatures range between 66 to 72 degrees.

Now is the time to plan your late spring trip to Guntersville, call me to reserve a date; May will bring the shad spawn and a great top water season. The ledge bite will start in late May and early June.

La Paz and Las Arenas Sea of Cortez Fishing Report

yellowtailLa Paz and Las Arenas Fishing Report – Fishing in the Sea of Cortez

WINDS LAY DOWN AND BEST YELLOWTAIL BITE OF SEASON GOES OFF!

La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of March 24-31, 2013

The winds started laying down early in the week and got better from there.  By the time mid-week hit, the best yellowtail bite of the season kicked in with as many fish lost as being caught and anglers canceling boats because they caught “too many fish!”   Got lots of great photos this week and all the details!

Check it out: La Paz and Las Arenas Fishing Report