Hey Everyone – It has been awhile since my last report. I just finished an 11 day run of trips and I am enjoying a day off today. Thank you all so much for your phone calls. I so enjoy what I do and I have all of you, along with my wonderful sponsors, to thank for me being allowed to pursue my dream. Thank you! The bite on Lanier has been nothing short of outstanding for the last 3 weeks or so. We have had multiple 20+ pound sacks of spotted bass and several spots 5 pounds or more, including one over 7 pounds (pictured above right – check the eyes out on that big girl – that is an OLD, FAT fish!) Suffice it to say that the fish have been looking up most of the time. We have caught a few fish on the bottom, but by the far the majority of our fish have been coming up to get the baits. Topwater, Swimbaits of many different types, along with a few other key presentations, have been very productive. I have been guiding some folks in preparation for some current and upcoming tournaments, so out of respect to them and the information they have paid for, I am going to refrain from going into any further detail. I don’t normally do that, but I just feel it the right thing to do at this point. I am always honest in my reports, so rather than making some stuff up or posting misleading information, I am just going to refrain from discussing. I certainly hope you all understand. Look for some more thorough reports to come after the weekend of October 13th, and thanks for your patience. In other news, I want to congratulate my good friend and Lake Hartwell Guide Rick Steckelberg for his recent victory on Westpoint in the BFL Super Tournament down there. He will be fishing the BFL Regionals both on Hartwell and here on Lanier as well in the coming weeks. He is fishing Day 2 of the Clark Hill Event today and was sitting in 12th going into Day 2, one place behind where he was on Day 1 at Westpoint before he won it. Congratulations Rick and good luck today!! I am back on Lanier tomorrow for another full week of trips. I do have Friday, October 4th available, which is my only available day in the next 7 days. I do have some dates open the week of October 7th, so give me a call and let’s go fish. The fishing is incredible, don’t miss it!! Rick has a few dates on Hartwell also, but also has some big tournaments coming up – call me ASAP if you would like to fish with Rick as his schedule is tightening up. Again, a huge thanks to everyone for your support, and for the support of all of my incredible sponsors: G-Loomis Fishing Rods, Shimano, Lowrance, Hammond’s Fishing, Sworming Hornet Lures, Davis Baits, Trokar Hooks, Seaguar Fishing Line, Wackem, Chattahoochee Jigs, LanierMAPPED.com, JJ’s Magic, and Hinkle Marine. For Fishing Reports on other Georgia Lakes, please visit: www.havefunfishing.com May God Bless! Jimbo Jim “JIMBO” Mathley Spotted Bass Fishing Guide – Lake Lanier [email protected] Mobile – 770-542-7764 www.jimboonlanier.com Proudly Sponored By: G-Loomis Fishing Rods SHIMANO Lowrance Sworming Hornet Lures Wackem Crazy Baits Seaguar – Always the Best JJ’s Magic Attractant Hammond’s Fishing Davis Bait Company LanierMAPPED.com Hinklemarine.com LazerTrokar.com