Hey Gang – Its been a busy week and a half for me but enjoying a day off today before getting back on the water tomorrow for trips Wednesday – Sunday. The lake remains about 1 1/2 feet above full pool as the rains continue to come regularly. The water temp at launch in the mornings is now right around 80 degrees. The fishing has been good for us as we have been chasing the topwater and swimbait bite. When it is there, it is hard for me to do anything else as the excitement level with this type of pattern is simply unmatched. It does require a lot of run and gun, but it works and it produces quality fish in good numbers. At the end of the day my customers walk away grinning ear to ear and have enjoyed some unbelievable sights in regards to how these spots will chase after a topwater bait or a swimbait when presented correctly. To call their pursuit aggressive is an understatement! I am sure there are other ways to catch them right now, but who cares! The fish have started committing to cover more in the past week and they can be found in and around brush in the 20-30 feet zone all day on most days. A Gunfish, Sammy, chugbug, and a Sworming Hornet Bite Sized Herring Swimbait have been our most successful offerings in the recent days. A weighted fluke has been a great back up bait for a missed strike also. We have caught some on a Lil’ Dude, a fish head spin, and a crankbait, but we only pick those baits up if we go longer than an hour without a bite on top. LOL. My concern is that the topwater bite that is there currently will not last long with the water temps on the rise. Now is the time to go if you want to get in on some of this incredible topwater action. I am booked the rest of this week, but due to a 3 day cancellation, I have plenty of availability next week. Give me a call and let’s go bust some on top! Rick is available on Hartwell next week also, and good luck to Nick at the upcoming FLW Event on Chickamauga. Thanks to all that came out and supported the tournament for Ronnie Arrowood at Little Hall this past Saturday. It was a fun event for a great cause. My understanding is that between the tournament and the raffle, over $3000 was raised for Ronnie. That is awesome and we all certainly wish him the best. For fishing reports on other Georgia Lakes, please visit: www.havefunfishing.com May God Bless – Jimbo