Hello Friends and Sponsors- Thanks to everyone that visited our booth at the FLW Expo this past weekend. It was great to see y’all out there and I enjoyed speaking with each of you. Our booth stayed very busy with traffic, and I was able to get my sponsors products in the hands of 17 new customers that booked trips with me during the show. A big thanks to Davis Shaky Heads, Wackem Crazy Baits, Daniel Truitt Hand Painted Custom Baits, Sworming Hornet Lures, and JJ’s Magic for their contributions and support this weekend. It was a team effort, and we had a blast together – what a fun show! Also, a special thanks to Mr. Will Hankins for all of his help at the Jimbo booth during the show – couldn’t have done it without ya bud!! STAY TUNED FOR AN EMAIL ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 1/2 DAY TRIP with JIMBO!! As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the pleasure of taking out 3 young men in the younger age bracket preparing for the National Guard Tournament in Wahoo/Little River that took place in conjunction with the FLW Cup. Matt Christopulos and Ryan Mikels both won their divisions in the 14 and under class on Friday, and then Matt went on to place 2nd in the finals on Saturday. He had a solid 4 lbs, 12 oz bag on Saturday, which is awesome for up there. During our time together, I found that Matt was very talented at skipping and pitching around docks, so that is the game-plan we prepared him for and he did very well. A big congratulations to Matt, Ryan, and all the youth that participated in this great tournament. Well done gentleman! Now onto fishing this week. It has been good for us out on the pond as the cooler weather seemed to help. The lake did not fish like August for us this week. We found a good topwater and big swimbait bite and stayed with it for some solid August sacks. We found often that the bigger, more active fish pulled shallower and were relating to brush in 20 feet or so (and even shallower) and would come up with a fury in wolf-packs similar to the May and June bite. Friday’s bite was really good as we had action on almost every hole with some big ones caught, and some really big ones lost, LOL. The Sworming Hornet Dude also produced for us this week, as well as the drop-shot of course. The drop shot bite is getting tougher. Experiment with turning off your electronics once you have positioned over the fish. Also experiment more with casting your dropshot at known piles rather than sitting on top of the brush and dropping straight down. The fish often get very finicky in August, so remain stealthy in your approach. I even ran a spot-tail trip for a half day earlier this week after a morning of artificials, and surprisingly enough, the artificials out-performed the spot-tails. It seems the cloudy weather had the fish scattered out and tougher to target with the spot-tails. I have Wednesday AM, and full days on Thursday and Friday open this week if anyone would like to get out. The cooler weather is forecast to remain, so the fun-stuff bite should continue. Give me a call if you would like to get out and throw the fun stuff! 770-542-7764 For fishing reports on other Georgia Lakes, please check out: www.havefunfishing.com Finally, if you do not wish to receive my fishing reports via email in the future, please respond with “REMOVE” and I will take you off my distribution list. Thanks to all, and may God Bless – Jimbo