Hey Everyone – We had another great week on the pond as my customers were blessed with some more monster spots as you see above. Despite the inconsistent weather, the big fish really bit well this week. Fish it and they will come. Rain, Shine, or Build-An-Ark type floods, catch monsters with Jimbo on Lanier! LOL. I want to start by sharing this video below with everyone. Just cut and paste this link into your browser to play the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9nSwyRPOHQ My customers Michael Eaton and Jeff Kelley put this awesome video together from our day on the water. This was filmed the day before Thanksgiving this year. As I watched and enjoyed this video, I came to grips with three things: 1. Michael is an incredible video guy – what a fun video and a great memory from an awesome day on our beautiful lake. Thanks Michael – Outstanding job!! 2. I am fat and I need to lose weight! I always knew I was “heavy” like Private Pyle from Full Metal Jacket, but this is out of control! I have already started my lifestyle change in what and how I eat. If you are on my boat, make sure to hold me accountable! My goal is a 50 pound weight loss by my birthday in 2013 – June 10. I am looking forward to getting healthier and will soon start an exercise routine to go along with my changed eating habits. 3. I need to stop dipping. I look like an idiot with that stuff in my mouth – and maybe even without it – LOL. Goal for that is to be done by March 1, 2013. Again, feel free to hold me accountable. Now onto fishing this week. With the current weather and water temperatures, my focus area this week was 30 feet or less. There were plenty of big ones in that range to be had. The Fish Head Spin worked in the ditches produced a lot of very good fish for us and some big ones as well. These fish came in 10 feet or less in most cases. A big thanks to the Vision 110 Jerkbait for a few good ones too, including the one that Scott is holding above left. Other than that, the jig and worm worked out to 30 feet or so was the ticket for our bites. Creek Ditches mainly, but a few main lake points worked in there as well. I filled up for this week and next – thanks to everyone that called. I postponed today due to the high winds. My family and I are headed to Indy for Christmas this weekend, but I am back on the water with trips starting December 27th. My next open dates are January 1, 2, 4, and 5. Give me a ring if you would like to get out on any of those days. Lastly, I would request that each and every one of us keep the entire Hammond’s Family in our prayers each day. They are going through some very difficult times right now and need our support. May God Bless them and keep them. I wish everyone of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and I look forward to another awesome and incredible 2013 with everyone on our beautiful and bountiful Lake Lanier! For fishing reports on other Georgia Lakes, please visit: www.havefunfishing.com May God Bless! Jimbo