Water Temp: 74 degrees
Water Level: 7.54 feet below full pool

Open Dates Remaining in October: 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31. The fishing on Lake Lanier has been excellent this week! Folks it is time to fish!  The water temperatures and level continue to drop as the nights are getting a cooler, and the corp continues to pull water.  We are in store for a continued excellent autumn of fishing as the lake continues to drop and the cooler weather has arrived. I look for a great ditch bite later this fall as we get into November, and until then, the topwater and swimbait bite is ON FIRE! We are starting to see some schooling activity early each morning.  This is always fun and you should expect this to get stronger as we go through October.  When the schooling bite is slow, we have been heading out to main lake humps early in the morning and working a jig and shaky head for some solid fish. 8-12 feet seems to be the magic depth this past week.  As the day progresses and the sun starts to get up, we have been working humps and long running points with brush.  The fish have been relating to brush in 12-18 feet of water on most sunny days.  The topwater and swimbait bite over the brush has really been awesome this week – make sure to check out the pictures above as well as on my Website or my FaceBook account – Jimbo On Lanier.  A bone colored Vixen, a chug bug, and a whopper plopper have been our best topwater baits. For Swimbaits, a white Sebile and a Bite Sized Herring have been hard to beat. If you get no response on top, switch to a SuperSpin and Spro Jerkbait around and over the brush. Also a Picasso Swim Jig slow-reeled over the brush has been a good option.  The fish are really getting active and I am fired up for this fall!!  I am now guiding in a Brand New Xpress Bass Boat – 21’3″ powered by a 250 Yamaha SHO.  Come take a ride in this beauty – the ride is incredible and the fish-ability is unbeatable!   My October dates are filling up fast – make sure to reserve your October date TODAY! Here is what I have left open in October: 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31.  Give me a call and let’s get out and have some fun! If you have been waiting for the fall bite, its here, and its time to FISH! Thanks to all and May God Bless.