Hello Friends! The fishing on Big Sid has been awesome the last few days! We really got on a FUN bite with Swimbaits and Topwater this past week and my clients had a blast! We worked Topwater baits and Swimbaits over brush in the 18-25 foot range daily for some violent strikes. We fished both humps and points in the lower lake throughout the week. We have focused on mostly main-lake features as well as a few areas inside the mouths of creeks. A gunfish and a Sebile have been our most effective baits in their respective categories. We also got a few good bites on a spinnerbait this week, especially when the wind was up. We did not drop shot much, but when we did, we used the Wackem Big Sissies in the Bruised Tomato color. A jig also got us some strikes fished in and around the brush. The above pattern seems to really kick-in around 10 AM in the morning. Prior to that, I think your time will be best spent looking shallow for a big Largemouth bite. Focus around docks in the back of creeks as well as pockets off of the main lake for your best chance at a big lip. Also, start throwing a buzzbait around rock bluffs first thing in the morning for some good bites from both spots and largemouth as well. A special shout out to Noah and Will who came out with me on separate trips this week and both did very well. Will and Noah are in the same photo montage sporting some of their big catches. Both of these young men are outstanding young anglers and I am honored to be a mentor for them both. Their fathers are joining forces to start a Youth Bass Club in the Lake Lanier area and have already made some great progress. If you are interested in getting your young men or women into this club, please let me know and I will get you in touch with Steve or Richard. I expect this great topwater bite and swimbait bite to continue for a few weeks. With that being said, I only have a few dates left for the month of September. The soonest I have availability is this coming Monday and Tuesday, September 10 and 11. After that, I only have the following dates available in September: 15,17, 22, 25, 26, and 27. Call me today to book your trip and get in on this great fall surface action!! 770-542-7764 For reports on other GA Lakes, please visit: www.havefunfishing.com Thanks to all and may God Bless! Jimbo