Hello Everyone –
I am grateful for another busy week in the world of fishing as I wrapped up another 6 day week today. Lake Lanier is an awesome place and I am blessed to be able to make my living out there – a HUGE thank you to all of my customers for your support – I appreciate your business and greatly value the many friendships I have garnered through my guide service!
OK, enough of the sappy stuff, onto fishing!
The fishing this week has been good, albeit ever-changing. It seems like the best bite changes, and sometimes dramatically, every day. Overall, the most consistent option for the better fish seems to be focusing on the summer brush in depths of 20-30 ft on points and humps. A number of different techniques work in and around the brush, from shaky heads to jerkbaits to topwater and swimbaits. It just depends on the conditions and their mood when you pull up to the pile. So, stay flexible in your approach.
As far as the numbers bite, there are many options and I know there are several techniques and areas working right now. We have caught our numbers around docks and on clay banks with shaky heads, drop shot worms, jerbaits, top water, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits. I know that list does not cover all the options, but it covers what we have been doing. While I have not been up there, I am told the herring spawn has begun in the warmer water up north, and therefore should make it down south soon. I have checked some of the likely areas down south, and not much sign of them yet.
An update from some commitments I made earlier this spring. I had committed to quitting the dip on March 1, 2013, which I have done. 72 days dip free and counting. I also had committed to lose 50 pounds by June 1. I was on a good track in that category, and then I quit dipping. I am still down in weight overall, but gained some back when I quit the snuff. Quitting tobacco is unbelievably hard! In retrospect, I should only try to quit one bad habit at a time. LOL. I am rededicating myself to the weight loss and exercise now and have modified my goal a bit to be down 35 pounds from current weight by Halloween this year. Updates to follow.
The forecast looks awesome for next week with pleny of sunshine and I am sure some good fishing. I have some days open next week so give me a call and let’s get out there and bust on ’em!
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Thanks to all and May God Bless!