CURRENT OPEN OCTOBER DATES: 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 20, 21, 27, 30, 31
Water Temp: 78 degrees
Level: 6.73 feet below full pool
Hello Everyone! The fishing on Lake Lanier has really improved in the last couple of weeks and the lake is right! 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 an excellent fall fishing experience as the lake continues to drop and the cooler weather has arrived. I look for a great ditch bite later this fall, and until then, the topwater and swimbait bite should be awesome! 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. We are still checking shallow in pockets and on points for early fish as well. Topwater poppers, a Prop Bait, a swim jig, and a small shallow diving Spro crankbait have all worked in these areas. As you would expect, the fish have been very shallow. As the day progresses and the sun starts to get up, we have been working humps and points with close access to deep water. Fish are typically around areas with brush, but not always. The topwater and swimbait bite over the brush is really improving and you can expect a response from any active fish within the first few casts. If iyou 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. Focus on both main lake and creek mouth points and humps, and remember sometimes the fish are relating specifically to the brush, so make sure to work the brush thoroughly as well. Brush in 15 -25 feet has been most productive this week. 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! My October dates are filling up fast – make sure to reserve your October date TODAY! Here is what I have left open in October: 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 20, 21, 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.