Hello Everyone –

Well, I finally got back on the water this week after experiencing some motor trouble last week – I was off the water nearly 10 days unfortunately – which explains the lack of a fishing report last week – my apologies! I have to say that the folks at Mercury did NOT take care of me, and when presented with the opportunity to do the right thing, they looked the other way. So, I am no longer a fan of Mercury and would encourage each of you to strongly consider your next purchase to not include a Mercury outboard – just my humble opinion after the experience and conversations I had with the Mercury customer service department this past week.

Onto fishing – I was out on a trip Tuesday with Tim – we went on his brand new G3. I found this center console rig to be a geat set up, and one that will ensure Tim and his buddies will be fishing comfortably for years to come. It was Yamaha powered, and ran very smoothly. We focused on boat and electronic set-up. I worked with Tim on explaining his Lowrance GPS/Chartplotter, and teaching him the things for which he needed to look in finding active, feeding fish as well as key structure and cover. We also worked on lake navigation, as Tim was not very familiar with Lake Lanier. Using a paper map as well as his GPS unit, I explained the keys to navigating Lake Lanier as well as map reading to determine areas that are more likely to hold fish than others. Oh yeah, and we made time for fishing too! We caught several fish on a shaky head worm – we targeted bluff rock and brush in 15-20 feet of water. Tim did a great job and learned quickly – I know he will have many great fishing days ahead. Awesome work Tim!

I was also out on Thursday to test run my boat and made time to fish that afternoon. We were experiencing post front conditions, so I focused on finesse fishing for the day. I caught nearly 30 fish, but not much size to them – my biggest was about 2.5 lbs. I again utilized the shaky head worm and drop-shot rig for the majority of my fish. Not suprising for a post-front day. I tried some other techniques without success, but my main concern was ensuring that motor was up to par and running well. All is great on that front, and I am back in business, so to speak!

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!!