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Hey Everyone –

I hope everyone is well and enjoying life! It has been a fantastic week on Lanier for us this past week. I was out on trips everyday this past week and we experienced some awesome results. I have highlighted some of the week’s action below.

On Tuesday, I was out with the “Unknown Angler”. Unknown and I had an awesome day together and caught some great fish through the day. Our main baits included the Davis Shaky Head, Truit Jerkbaits, and the FHS. We caught fish shallow through the AM in creek ditches and then transitioned out to cover in 18-22 feet on the main lake for our fish in the afternoon. Our best 5 went 17 pounds for the day. Great job to the unknown! See you again soon!

On Wednesday, we had a stellar day. Bob and his buddy John came up from the Vidalia, GA area to catch some spots. I did not disappoint!! Bob and John drilled 30 bass that day, with their best 5 going a Whopping 20 pounds and 3 ounces. We threw crankbaits, worms, spoons, and the FHS for the majority of our fish. We started shallow and stayed shallow most of the day in creeks and on the main lake. John had bragging rights for the day with a 5 pound, 5 ounce TANK of a spotted bass – great fish John! Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon!

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of taking out Sam B. Sam and I met at Bass Pro and firmed up a trip at the Great Southern Fishing Show. Sam wanted to learn a little more about the lake and understand strategies for patterning and catching spotted bass in early spring. We worked on a couple of specific strategies. During our short afternoon trip, we caught fish on a Davis Shaky Head and a jig. The fish were in the 20-25 feet range and all were very good fish. We worked main lake points and secondary points for our fish. Sam picked up the use of the Shaky Head very quickly – he was a quick study!! Together, he and I hammered an 18 pound sack of spots. He is pictured above with 4 of these awesome fish. Nice work Sam – great day on the water and looking forward to next time. And yes folks, the pics are of different fish – they were just all studs!

I wanted to end this report with an email that a recent customer sent me, unsolicited, regarding a trip on my boat in late January:

“I flew from East TX to spend a day on Lanier with Jimbo and my breaux-n-law, Phil. When we booked the trip, we were expecting 60 degree Spring weather, what we got was a 15 mph North wind, cold front passage, rain in the a.m. and bluebird skies in the p.m. Not the best fishing conditions, but Jimbo pressed on throughout the day to make sure we were on fish and taking our best shot at big spots. No pics of my 3.9 personal best, (a Texas thing), but I had a great time and felt that Jimbo was the hardest working man on the boat. A note on equipment: Jimbo’s ZX250 Skeeter provided a great ride and stable platform on rough water. He provided super smooth Shimano Chronarchs and Sahara spins on GLoomis/Denali rods. No short cuts in quality for this guide’s clients. Super trip, Jimbo! I will be back with some other Texas boys, soon.” Kirk M. Lake Fork, TX.

Kirk – thanks for the kind words – looking forward to our next trip!

I don’t have any open dates until the week of February 20th. Please call me or drop me a line if you would like to get out the week of the 20th. I am filling up for Spring very quickly – make sure to book your trip soon!! 770-542-7764 Thanks to everyone for the recent calls – I appreciate your business very much!

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Jimbo On Lanier – Jimbo’s Spotted Bass Guide Service
Call: 770-542-7764