Hey Gang – I have taken some time off over the past couple of weeks as my family and I are in the process of moving up to the lake. I am looking forward to shorter commutes as I have been driving 50 miles a day for trips. That should be cut down to about 5 miles now! Hooray! I have also been running a few trips every week, both live bait and artificial. The lower lake is somewhat inconsistent right now. The bait and the fish are spread out with all the cloudy weather, and some of the bigger fish are starting to suspend out over deeper water as they usually do this time of the year. We are still finding fish around the brush in 18-30 ft. We have had success with the new Chattahoochee Jigs, a drop shot rig with Wackem plastics such as the Big Sissie in Cotton Candy, crankbaits, as well as a chug bug, and of course, spot tail minnows. LOL. I also been fishing up north in the Chestatee River and Little Hall area. I have found a good shallow to mid-depth bite up there on Davis shaky heads and Chattahoochee jigs. Topwater baits have also been productive up there in the mornings very shallow. It has been fun up there on most days and I have enjoyed the change of pace. If you have not fished up north on our lake much, this is a good time to try it out. The cold front that has came dropped the water temperature a couple of degrees as of yesterday and I look for it to be in the high 70’s come Monday when I am back on the water. I am looking for a stronger shallow bite to develop with the condition changes upon us. More to come on that front. Please plan on coming out to Blackshear Baptist Church next Thursday, August 22nd for their annual Sportsman’s Feast. They have another great evening planned with some outstanding giveaways and raffle items, and some great speakers as well. I will be there with a booth and will be doing a presentation during the program. In addition, I will be giving away a free trip for 2 people as part of the event as well as a Tackle Pack at my booth. The show starts at 5 PM at Blackshear Baptist Church in Flowery Branch. Y’all C’Mon! I have Tuesday and Friday open next week. Rick is available on Hartwell next week also and is on some good shallow fish up there with a Topwater Frog! That is fun fishing! Give me a call and lets go fish! For Fishing Reports on other Georgia Lakes, please visit: www.havefunfishing.com Thanks to all and May God Bless – Jimbo