Hey Gang –

I have been out on several trips over the past couple of weeks and wanted to send everyone an update on the results. Fishing has been good for the most part, but every day is different! As is typical in Fall, the fish are scattered and can be caught in a number of different ways from a number of different locations around the lake.

My best days have included some topwater action – those days just prior to a front have been better. I have actually experienced my best bite on cloudy or rainy days, as I have found the schooling activity to be best then. Check in the mouths of creeks to the mid-points of major creeks to find the schooling action. I have seen literally acres of fish busting at once – it is quite a site! When you see this action, toss your topwater bait into the middle of frey and hold on! I have caught both spots and stripers with this technique – the big spots and stripers often school together. A number of different topwater plugs have been working, including spooks, chugbugs, and flukes. I actually caught a 20 lbs stripe on top last week – I missed out on some good spot action when I was fighting him though!

When the schooling bite is slow, I have been focusing on steep main lake and secondary points. In addition, I have found fish in the pockets towards the back of the creeks. Main lake and creek humps along with long running points have also held fish on certain days, so stay flexible and focus around the brush, particularly on sunny days. I have caught these fish on a shaky head and drop shot mainly. I am dipping ALL of my plastics in JJ’s Magic Clear – I just catch more fish that way – no kidding. I have found a variety of plastics to be working, but I really like the Pointy Tail from Wackem – I have been using green pumpkin the most. Check for the best information on holes – when I am stuck and not catching them from my normal stuff, I go straight to my directory! It really works! Remember to use the JIMBO code for a 20% discount on anything you purchase.

I have a couple of days open this coming week – call me TODAY at 770-542-7764 to book your trip! Visit my website at More to come next week with another full report! Good luck out there!

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Until next time everybody – tight lines!!