Hey Gang – We have had another good week on Lanier. Lot’s of big fish and lot’s of happy customers! I had trips all week and we enjoyed variety every day. The ditch bite is starting to come in nicely as it should this time of year. We have been starting shallow early in creek ditches for some big bites with a Fish Head Spin. As the sun gets up, we have been moving out further in those ditches in the 35-45 feet range and working the timber lines for some big bites. Some days it has been the jig, other days the drop shot. The best bite in these areas seems to change day to day, so stay flexible in your approach. We also had a good day with Jerkbaits on the main lake when the wind got up in the afternoon. We focused on windblown rock and got some of those fun aggressive bites. There is still some variety to be had out there as well. One day we had been working a creek ditch with a DS where we had caught 5 good ones, then went to a brush pile in 15 feet and popped a 4+ spot on a Redfin in the middle of the day. Pretty cool. I look for the ditch bite to continue to get stronger. Where these fish will be positioned and how active they will be will vary day to day. On days they are active, the jerkbait, crankbait, and the fish head should work well. When they are less aggressive, look for the jig and drop shot to be the way to go. I am happy to report that the Good Lord Blessed my customer, Ron Clark, and I with a 2nd place finish in the first Hammond’s Winter Trail Tournament last Saturday. We weighed 16.34 against a strong local field of 47 boats. Congrats to Dan Roberts and Mike Fraker for the win with a sack of 17.02. I nailed our biggest fish on a spinnerbait on our first stop, then we worked a jig around brush on steep breaks the remainder of the day for our sack. The next event is on November 17th – these are great tournaments and well run by Tim and JJ – come out and enjoy us for some fun! I am almost booked for November. I only have the following dates left this month: 23, 26, 27, 29, and 30. Give me a ring and let’s get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and the awesome fall fishing! Thanks to all, and May God Bless – Jimbo