CURRENT OPEN DATES: March:31 April: 1, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 26, 27. The fishing on Lake Lanier remains good. We experienced a cold front early this week that really dropped the water temperatures. We had been averaging in the low 60’s but now just the mid-50’s in the lower lake. The Largemouth had started to bed, but now have pulled off and only a few remain. As the water continues to warm back up, I expect to see a return of the bedding Largemouth as well as a resumption of the normal prespawn spotted bass behaviors. Keep a close eye on your Lowrance electronics for water temperature readings and note the areas that are trending warmer and focus on those as we proceed with the re-warmup. The warmer water will attract bait and therefore fish to these areas. A jerkbait has been our first choice in the mornings. The focus with these baits should be fairly shallow in pockets and in the backs of creeks, as well as shallower rocky points and humps, both in creeks and on the main lake. When the jerkbait bite slows down, switch to a worm and a Chattahoochee jig in these same places. Toss these around points at the mouths of spawning pockets and on secondary points as well. The dock bite is still there and dependable on most sunny days. Skip a worm or a creepy crawler on a jig head, or a weightless senko, around and under docks in 10-20 feet of water when the sun is up. Docks represent a classic staging area for the fish on Lanier. We have already seen several fish up shallow cruising and hanging around the docks. Shallower, long running flat points are starting to hold fish as well. Often these fish can be found in the 10-15 foot depth ranges on top of these points. Work a Chattahoochee Jig or shaky head worm slowly on these areas. A jerkbait has been productive on these shallower rocky points as well, especially for some bigger fish. Again, other than early morning, wind is important for this bite. The Largemouth are up shallow all around the lake. Look in the backs of creeks and pockets to find these critters. Docks in these areas are a good bet for these fish. A number of lures can work depending on the conditions, but all the normal fare are good choices. I look for a fluke to play a big role for the shallower fish and the dock fish in the next few days as we once again warm up. We found a good spinner bait bite shallow in the pockets late last week before the cold front hit. I look for this to return soon as well. Keep testing the blade bite, it should be here again soon and should be good. Here is what I have remaining open – March: 31. April: 1, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 26, 27. The best is yet to come with the bite this spring! Don’t miss out! Give me a call and let’s go fishing! Thanks to all and May God Bless!
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