Fishing Report: Fishing of late has been tough, but I did manage some good fish through the week in preparation for the Camp Sunshine Tournament this weekend. Steve Cox and myself fished the tournament together – we did well in practice and found my shallow jig fish to still be there. We had some back-up areas down south as well, and used both of them in the tournament. Our morning holes produced 2 solid fish, and we could only manage one more keeper in the afternoon. We weighed 5 pounds on a day when double digit weights were rare. I did learn a new trick to catch finicky fish that I used in the tournament and that I will be sharing with my trips in the coming weeks – I know this will only get better and is a secret West Coast technique – call me to book a date and learn! In the mornings, I have been pitching Kick Bass Jigs with Wackem Crazy Craw trailers to shallow grass and cover in the back of creeks to catch fish. The size has been respectable – 2-3lbs range for most. There are still schooling fish in the lower lake, but this is not nearly as strong a pattern as in recent weeks. They can still be caught down there, but you must have patience! A variety of topwaters will work if you can get it in the middle of the frey when the fish are busting blue backs on the surface. I prefer the walking baits like a Spook, but others will work as well. I have found areas around the mouths of the creeks to be most productive, but you can see the schooling in many other places as well. I expect the cooling weather to really turn on the fish and bring them shallower in the next few weeks – we should really be catching them for a long time to come – it is time to fish! I still have dates open during the week and weekends, so call me at 770-542-7764 to get in on some of the great Fall action – it will only get better from here! Visit my website at Jimboonlanier.com More to come next week with another full report! Good luck out there!
The FLW Cup on Lanier was an awesome event! I had the pleasure of guiding Cody Meyer during the pre-practice period for the Cup – he finished second and won $100,000 for his effort. Had his electronics not failed on Day 4, I am sure he would have given Kevin Hawk a strong run for the Championship. LanierMAPPED.com had a booth at the event – we saw many visitors during the weekend, and made some new friends as well. Thanks to everyone for stopping by, and a special thanks to all that purchased this awesome information! I also gave away a guide trip on Lanier, and am happy to report that Ken Amandolia was the winner! Congratulations Ken – I look forward to our day on the water!
Jimbo’s Lake Lanier Guide Service – Fall is here, and the fish are moving shallower – come join us for some fun on the water! Jimbo’s Guide Service is powered by LanierMAPPED.com – check out my website for all the details and some great pictures jimboonlanier.com
Remember gang, use the JIMBO Code at LanierMAPPED.com for a 20% discount on all clips you purchase. Start looking at purchasing clips in the creek mouths and further back in the creeks as well.
Until next time everybody – tight lines!!