Hello Friends and Sponsors –
Another fun week on the lake, as usual!
I had some great trips this week with a bunch of fun people. We had a blast all week long.
Before we get to the fishing, I wanted to share this awesome video that a couple of my recent customers, Michael Eaton and Jeff Kelley, put together from our day on the water. This is really a cool video and Michael obviously worked very hard on it. Michael – thank you so much! Outstanding video brother – and it is certainly on the fast track to the home page of my website!!
Now onto fishing. Our best bait this week has been the Fish Head Spin – we have drilled several very good fish with it. We have been working the FHS very shallow in the mornings for some big bites, often in less than 10 feet of water. As the day progresses, we have moved out to the 15-20 feet range to catch these fish. Also, the jerkbait has been good on some early mornings for a few good fish. Overall, the JB bite has been very inconsistent for us this winter so far. It is always worth a try however – you just never know when they are going to be on it.
We have also been working the 30-35 foot range with the jig and worm with some good results. Lots of numbers and some good fish mixed in out there. The worm seemed to be a little better than the jig this week, but again, their preference seems to change daily. The spoon gave us some good fish this week in the 35 foot range. Again, it has been an inconsistent bite for us, but there some days for sure.
As far as locations, the creek channels and ditches have again been our focus as they will be throughout the winter. All that changes daily is where in the ditch you will find the most active and available fish. Look shallow, on the lips of the ditch, near key intersections like a secondary point, deep in the timber – these are all possible locations. Stay flexible in your search and approach. Many different baits can and will work on any given day. Experiment to find your best bait and approach each day. Also, check your favorite main lake points with deep water nearby – you might just find a hammer out there.
I got my truck back this week, and I have to say, Nick Nichols and his team at Nichols Auto Body over in Buford did an outstanding job on my Silverado. Nick was super in working with the insurance company to ensure they paid for all the damage, and then worked hard with his crew to ensure the repairs were done perfectly. Nick also communicated with me regularly regarding the status of the truck and what was happening on all fronts. He is just a super guy to work with – if you need an auto body shop, I highly encourage you to give Nick a call. He will treat you fairly and we all need to be supporting our local businesses when possible. Nick called and asked for my business, and I am sure glad I trusted him with my truck.
I am out again tomorrow and then have Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday open next week. I am out of town for Christmas and then back on the 27th for more trips to close out the year. I do have a couple of days open after Christmas as well, so give me a ring if you would like to learn these winter patterns, both shallow and deep.
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Thanks to everyone, and may God Bless –
Spotted Bass Fishing Guide – Lake Lanier
Mobile – 770-542-7764