Even through the hot weather, the fish are still biting on Lanier – not just smaller fish – good SOLID fish are eating in the right places.
I have been throwing a Fish Head Spin and Drop Shot worm for the majority of my fish. Topwater has produced some each day as well, but not the quantity of the drop shot nor the quality of the FHS.
I have been drop-shotting a variety of hand-poured worms and minnow imitations to get bit. Wackem Plastics, Roboworms, as well as the Jackal Cross-Tail Shad and Flash-Trix minnow imitations have worked at one time or another. Colors include: morning dawn, prizm shad, sunrise orange pearl and baby bass.
The FHS has produced some big fish this past week. I have been working the bait to include a pause, thus allowing the bait to drop, which seems to trigger the strikes in most cases.
As far as locations, I have been hitting humps in both main lake and creek areas, as well as ledges and points with steeper breaks near deep water. I have found most of my best fish in 35-40 feet of water. I am also targeting standing timber with tree tops that come to 25-35 feet. These areas seem to hold fish through the day, but some days better than others.
Sportsman’s Feast – Come join me, Rick Steckelberg, and the legendary Hank Parker at Blackshear Baptist Church this Thursday evening, August 25th. Admission is $10 and includes dinner. Rick and I, along with others, will be giving seminars and there will be several booths to peruse as well. They are giving away some great hunting and fishing packages, to include a trip with yours truly! Come join us for a fun night at Blackshear Baptist Church! Check out the details HERE.
I have Monday and Friday open this week, and I am still running my “Beat the Heat” specials through August. 3.5 hours in the AM or PM for a reduced rate. I also have my normal full and half day trips available as well. Call me TODAY to book a trip! 770-542-7764.
Thanks to all, and may God Bless –