Hey Gang – I hope everyone is enjoying a great summer and going fishing as often as you can. It has been awesome out there the last 2 weeks with this week being particularly good for topwater down south. The pictures attached are from last week up until last Saturday. I ran a trip out of Laurel Park last Saturday during the Poker Run and we actually did quite well with several good largemouth like Ryan is holding in the attached pictures along with some nice fat spots too. The topwater and jig bite was on up there. I also have a ton of pictures from this week from which I will post a few in my next report. I spent the entire week this week below Browns Bridge on artificial trips. The topwater bite was outstanding this week, particularly in the afternoons. A chug bug over brush in 18-25 feet was our best offering – no surprises here. The sunny days we had this week definitely helped this bite. When we did have clouds, Rick Steckelberg’s Bite Sized Herring Swimbait produced some nice fish when retrieved over the brush, as well as shallower on rocky points and islands. We also got on a very good crankbait bite this week that seemed to be best during cloudy, windy conditions later in the day. We caught some studs up shallow (less than 12 feet) on a Strike King 5XD crankbait in Sexy Blueback color. Lot’s of fun this week, and with moderate temperatures for this time of year in the forecast for the next 10 days, no reason it should go away. I don’t have any dates available this coming week, but I do have some dates open the week of August 5th. Also, Rick is available on Hartwell and has been helping me on Lanier as well. If you need a guide this week or anytime, give me a ring! And yes I know I still owe you guys a Hartwell report. It has been good up there too, and its coming. My guide schedule has been crazy of late working 6 days a week and I have had to back-burner some things. Trust me though, I am not complaining – I LOVE what I do! Thank you for the calls and your business! I am very grateful! For fishing reports on other Georgia Lakes, please visit: www.havefunfishing.com Have a great week, think boating safety, and may God Bless – Jimbo