Hey Everyone – I was on trips all week this week and it has been good out there. We have had success on both artificials and crack this week. (Crack = Spot tails!) The crack is easy and fun – drop them on fish and they eat them! ‘Nuff said on that end. For the artificial bite, our best presentations have been topwater, drop shot, and the Fish Head Spin. Our best artificial fish through the week came on the FHS. We worked all three presentations around humps and deeper points in the lake. Many of the bigger fish are out in the 30 feet and deeper range. Although, on the days we had a good predominant wind, the leeward side of humps were holding some big fish shallow. I caught the one I am pictured with above on a FHS in about 12 feet of water. You could also get bit on the FHS by running the bait above and around the deeper brush in the 25 feet + range. It was fun to see the topwater bite return strong this week. Often, our best topwater times were dead in the heat of the day with very little wind. A gunfish seemed to be our best bait – working the bait very fast was the key to enticing strikes. Of course the drop shot was productive as well. We worked a variety of Wackem Hand-pours out deep for some good fish. Many of the better fish were just relating to breaks/drops in the 30 foot range and beyond. They did not seem to be in brush for the most part. Our best Wackem offerings were LJ’s Passion, LJ’s Obsession, as well as the cotton candy colors. I wanted to give a quick shout out to one of my good customers and friends, Ed Hall. Strangely enough, I saw Ed in the airport yesterday here in Indianapolis as I stepped off my plane. I flew up for the Brickyard 400 on Sunday. He runs Kinetic Motorsports, a race team based in Gainesville and was in Indy to run the Grand Am Continental Tire Series race being held here at the track yesterday. His drivers finished 7th and 10th in the race and had a shot to win in the rain-marred event. Congrats to Ed on a great race and good to see you buddy. I am looking forward to the Sprint Cup race tomorrow. I am back in town next week and will be out on trips most of the week. I still have Tuesday, July 31 open, but then I am booked up through Saturday. I can do August 6,7, and 8th for trips as well, then I will be at the FLW Expo the remainder of that week. I have a booth in the Hammond’s block, and I have many exciting promotions occurring in conjunction with the event. Stay tuned for more info and keep a watch on my Facebook Fan Page as well as my website for more information. My Facebook Fan page is “Jimbo’s Lake Lanier Spotted Bass Guide Service”. Make sure to check it out and become a fan for daily updates from the water and on my FLW Expo promotions. These updates also appear real-time on the home page of my website. One last note on booking, my September is filling up fast as I have nearly 2 weeks of the month fully booked already. I still have some dates open at the front and back end of the month, so give me a ring or drop me a line if you would like to get out. Should be some great schooling starting then… For fishing reports on other Georgia Lakes, make sure to check out: www.havefunfishing.com Thanks to all and May God Bless – Jimbo