Following is a list of my upcoming open dates – May: 11, 23, 24, 30. June: 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. Give me a call and come enjoy some outstanding Spring Fishing on Lake Lanier! And don’t forget to schedule your Topwater trip for June!
Current Lake Conditions
Water Temp – 60 degrees
Water Level – .6 feet above full pool
The lake level has shot up with all the rain we have received over the past few days. We are now sitting above full pool for the first time in a very long time! The backs of the major creeks are now muddy, but the main lake below Brown’s Bridge is still clear. The waters above Brown’s Bridge are more stained in the main river areas than the lower lake, and the further you go north, the heavier the stain, especially with all the recent rain. What is amazing is that we are still hovering around the 60 degree temperature mark here at the end of April! We have had so many cold fronts, and they have affected fishing greatly. Based on the long-range forecast however, that is about to change! 70’s/50’s will be the order of the day every day starting Friday, which will make for some big changes upcoming.
What’s Working Now
Many options to catch fish still exist and you can pretty much chose your approach, although one will work better than another on any given day. The fluke bite has been strong the past week for us. Also, a Picasso Shake-down head and worm combo is still hard to beat right now for bites, as is a Ned rig. Secondary points, 45 degree banks, docks, as well as grass-filled pockets are all holding fish right now, and the aforementioned array of lures will catch them, along with others things I’m sure. Creeks and main lake are both producing, and as usual, focus more on the main lake or mouths of creeks for the bigger fish, and back in the creeks for numbers, but you are apt to catch a big fish anywhere right now. As I mentioned above, the docks are holding fish, which is traditional for Lanier in April. Check those docks back in creeks or pockets that are in 15 feet of water and less. Look at the last 2 or 3 docks in any creek arm or pocket for those largemouth. Look for the fish to be under the docks when the sun is up, and more just around the docks in low light or clouds. A Picasso Shake Down head and worm combo, a ned rig, or a fluke are all good choices around the docks.
Open Dates – Book your Topwater trip NOW!
Please get with me soon if you would like a trip this spring. Following is a list of my upcoming open dates – May: 11, 23, 24, 30. June: 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. Give me a call and come enjoy some outstanding Spring Fishing on Lake Lanier! And don’t forget to schedule your topwater trip for June!
Thanks to all and May God Bless!