I got out on the water yesterday afternoon for a few hours to scout some new areas for crappie. In ended up with around 35 fish with the largest around 2 pounds which is huge for Lanier. All the crappie hit jigs dead on the bottom in 28-32 ft. of water. I pulled in on some feeding loons and seagulls around 4:00 and the graph lit up with stripers. I boated 7 fish on live trout on a downrod at 30 ft. All those stripers were good fat winter fish in the 8-15 pound range. We are heading out on the water this afternoon and will report back soon.
December action on Lanier has been good. Water temps have got down to the mid 50′s making the fish a little for predictable. I was out last week and caught stripers in the creeks on the South end of the Lake. Guy’s are catching stripers North also. Seems that good schools are North and South. Keep a lookout for the feeding seagulls and loons. These birds will point out the areas stripers are holding in. Seems like late afternoon bite is best using live trout on downrods at 30-40 foot depths. I had a couple of very good days last week on the spotted bass jigging spoons at 30-40 ft. also caught some good ones dropshotting in same areas. We had around 35 nice spotted bass last Monday and landed one spot that weighed 5lb 7oz. Crappie fishing has been good with jigs around 10 to 20 ft. I will probably head down to Hartwell later in the week. My buddy Captain Preston Harden is catching fish throwing bucktails into schooling hybrids and stripers. Got to go now Im heading out on Lanier this afternoon to chase the stripers . Should be a good afternoon with the overcast. drizzle and no wind. Don’t miss out on the December action. I’ve caught some of my largest stripers this month. Good luck!!!
Crappie are still on fire. We have been averaging around 80-100 fish a day with some whoppers. The crappie are bigger than I have ever seen on Lanier this year. We have had some in the pound and half range. Still getting them on jigs fished at 5-20 ft. depths. This action should continue on for another month or so.
Stripers are hitting live bluebacks and gizzards on flatlines and planner boards. These few warm days should really bring em up on a shallow water bite. Look for the stripers to be in the main lake creeks. Lots of bait in the backs of the creeks as bluebacks get ready to spawn.
Went striper fishing with some guys from Carl Black in Kennesaw last week. We boated 9 stripers all downroding bluebacks in the creeks at 25-40 ft. depths. Most of the fish were in the 10 – 12 pound range but had 2 that weighed around 17 pounds each. We also caught a couple of stripers around 80 ft. deep out on the main lake. Never have seen fish that deep this time of year. Also caught a walleye around 5 pounds that day on a downrod blueback.
Crappie fishing has still been excellent. Some big crapppies are showing up this year. Check out the photos on the photo page. I willl be out later this week and will report back soon.
Crappie fishing has been excellent. We have boated some of the largest crappie Ive seen from Lanier in quite some time. They say that crappie sizes run in cycles but this is the largest bunch of fish we have seen from Lanier. We have been getting them on tube jigs at 5-20 foot depths. We have been catching them on a wide variety of colors but the john deer tractor has been a hot one. I you dont know what that color is look at a jd tractor. Crappie action should be great on into march.
Striper action has been good fishing live bluebacks on downrods. We are still catching the fish in the creeks unless we have a downpoor like the ones we have had this month then it seems to push the fish back out a little bit. There are some fish being caught pulling bait on planner boards also. March will be a good month to pull boards with live bait. I will be out this week and will report back soon.
Lake Lanier striper and crappie action has been good the past few weeks. We fished yesterday boating 12 stripers mostly in the 8-12 pound range. We had one big striper that weighed 23 pounds. We caught most of the fish on downrods with live trout at 35-50 ft. depths. We trolled urigs late in the day and boated 2 stripers on the urigs. Look for the shad in the creeks and the stripers will be close by. The action should continue as water temps are holding around the 49-50 degree range.
Crappie are starting to show up also. Last week I fished a half day charter and boated over 50 crappie all on tube jigs at 20 ft. depths. I will be out tomorrow and will report back soon.
Striper action is still hot. I fished yesterday with Cliff Hagen and boated 9 stripers ranging from 10-18 pounds. Still catching them on live trout at 40-50 ft. depths. Water temps are holding around 49-50 degrees. We caught a few large spots mixed in with the stripers. We also tried trolling with umbrellas which has been working well some days but had no takers on the umbrellas. Will be out later this week and will report back then. Check out the photos from yesterdays trip on our phot0 page.
December and January striper fishing has remained very good. On My last 2 charters which were last Friday and Saturday we boated 10 stripers each charter on a half day trip. Lots of stripers are still on the south end of Lanier in the backs of the major creeks. Just look for huge threadfin schools holding in 45-60 foot depths and the stripers should be close. We are still catching most of our stripers downlining 6-10 inch rainbow trout lowered down to around 40-50 ft. Umbrella rigs are working well also, the best time for the urigs for me has been late in the day from around 4:00 p.m. to dark. The mild winter we are having should make for good fishing on into late January. This time of year the water temps are usually down into the mid 40′s but temps. are now holding around 49-50 on the south end of Lanier which will keep em biting the live trout. I will be out on a trip tomorrow and will report back. Check out our recent photos on our photo gallery page.
Striper fished with Mike Kenzie and a few of his buddies. Had a great day boating 15 stripers in the 10-20 pound range. The stripers are still on a downrod bite with live trout fished at 35-50 ft. depths. All the areas we fished were in the major creeks on the south end of Lanier. We usually are up north during December but still seeing some major schools south. Feeding loons and gulls put us on the stripers that day. Also look for huge schools of bait on your sonar even if you dont mark stripers on the sonar drop your baits around these shad balls and wait em out. Will report back soon.