Water Temp: 86 degrees,
Lake Level: 4.54 feet below full pool
Here are the dates I have open in August: 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31. Give me a call and let’s get out and have some fun! The fishing on Lake Lanier has been fair this past week. My apologies for the lack of a report last week, however, I decided to take a few days off and head to the NC mountains with my wife for a quick getaway vacation. The temps were very comfortable and it offered a good break from the Georgia heat. The lake sets over 4.5 feet down currently and continues to drop as the Corp continues to pull water from the lake regularly. The afternoon rains have been coming a few times a week, which helps some, but the water is still going down at a pretty quick pace. The first hour or so of the day has been tough for the spots, so, we have been targeting Largemouth for the first 90 minutes or so. We have been focusing shallow in pockets for the most part for these fish and have enjoyed some good success. Topwater poppers, 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. After the early morning bite, we have been working humps and points with close access to deep water. Fish are typically around areas with brush, but not always. A drop shot presented to fish you see on your Lowrance has been effective, especially as the day progresses. Also, you can work the topwater baits and soft plastic swimbaits over the brush and expect a response from any active fish within the first few casts. If you get no response on top, switch to a SuperSpin and swim the bait around and over the brush. 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 20-28 feet has been most productive this week. There are several fish that are positioned out deeper in the 35-40 foot range as well, on the first break out from the brush piles you will be targeting. These fish will eat a drop shot at times also. Here are the dates I have open in August: 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31 Give me a call and let’s get out and have some fun! Thanks to all and May God Bless.