Hello fellow anglers! Hope everyone is well and loving the snow! What a disappointing site – I was hoping the fish would be moving up to start their “process” anytime, but I am fearful this shot of bad weather may delay things further.

I went fishing on Monday – overall, I thought the lake looked pretty good. The lower lake, including the creeks was really starting to clear up. The upper section (above Browns Bridge) was still quite stained. Water temperatures were definitely on the rise – I marked as high as 48 degrees in a few spots – back in the pockets off main lake. I really expected to get more bites somewhere in those pockets based on the sunshine and warming weather. They were hard to come by. I thought I would have seen more action on a day like that – especially pre-front. I only fished from 1 PM to 6 PM – maybe it was a morning bite!

I will be hitting the lake again later this week (if the snow stops!) and will report back on my findings. If the shallow areas fall again, I will move back out and try some of the deeper ledges and see what I find…these fish have to get busy soon – it’s March!

Look for LanierMAPPED.com at two locations this weekend. Rich will be at the CBC Benefit tournament on Lanier (Little Hall), filming the weigh-in, and I will be at the weigh-in for the BFL tournament on Lake Sinclair. Both are expecting good turn-outs, and the weather is scheduled to cooperate – so we may see some good sacks on Saturday! Oh, Rich says go to cbc.us.com to register for the CBC tournament!

Until next time anglers – good fishing and tight lines. Make sure to use the JIMBO code when you are purchasing clips online at LanierMAPPED.com – you will save 5%!!