Hey Gang – WOW! What a great week it has been on Lanier! The cool weather in combination with the Corp pulling water regularly this week has made for some fantastic fishing!! We have been smoking the big girls this week on a swimbait and topwater. This has been some of the best late July fishing I have seen on Lanier. The water temp was in the upper 70’s at the start of the week and the fish liked it. We have been running and gunning brush in 20-30 ft. on humps and points throughout the lower lake. The Bite Sized Herring and a Sebile have been our best choices for the swimbait, and a Sammy along with a Gunfish have been our best topwater offerings. When the topwater/swimbait bite slows, we have been utilizing a drop shot out in 30-35 for some nice fish as well. I ran some spot tail trips last week, but since then it has been all artificial for us. The first set of pictures above are from yesterdays trip with Jim, Mike and his son Tyler. They had a SACK yesterday, most on swimbaits with a couple of topwater fish. Tyler stroked a 18 lbs sack on his own – what a great day for him. Uncle Jim had bought the trip for Tyler as his Christmas present back in December. I think Tyler had a good Christmas….looking forward to next year guys! Awesome day! Also, on the 3rd pane of pictures attached, I want to give a shout out to Hui. She was the SuperStar that day when she and her husband Darryl were out with me. We were both very proud of her – great work Hui!! Here is what I have open over the next couple of weeks: JULY – 26, 28 (PM), 29 (PM), 30, 31(PM). August – 1,6, 8. Give me a call and let’s get out there. I am still running spot tail trips also, so let me know your pleasure! Finally, before closing, I wanted to take a moment to share a great story of assistance. I can’t speak highly enough of Shawn, Jody, and of course John at John Megel Chevrolet on Hwy 19 (GA 400) in Dawsonville. These guys are simply a Class Act! I was in a jam and these guys bailed me out without hesitation, and I am grateful. They took care of me and did so in a first rate manner. I was blown away with their attentiveness and professionalism. I can assure you when in comes time for me to purchase my next Chevy Truck, John Megel will be getting my business. I hope you all take the time to check them out as well. Thanks guys!! May God Bless – Jimbo