Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report 03/14/2012
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I know we are sounding like a broken record, but Striper fishing is very good. With the rising temperatures the fish have moved out over the river channel and into the middle of the creeks. However the technique is the same; fishing a combination of boards, free lines and down lines. Some days they only wanted down rods at 17 to 25 feet and the next day they will only hit free lines at 90 feet behind the boat with one split shot.
The key to start early half way back in the creeks on flats with un weighted free lines on four planner boards (two on each side) and two or three free lines 90 to 100 feet behind the boat. Vary your length behind the boards from 50 to 100 feet. Always hang a couple of down rods over the side and vary the depth depending the depth of the water. Herring has worked best this week but that could change any day. You may want to take a combination of Herring, Gizzard Shad and Trout. Once the suns gets up move towards the middle of the creeks focusing on the creek channels. Weight your lines with 1 to 3 split shots.
Vary your speed from .5 to 1.2 miles per hour. Always put someone on the front deck and cast a Capt. Mack’s 1/2 oz. buck tail jig with a fluke trailer. The Umbrella rig should start working with the increase in water temperature. There is a night bite on Long A Bombers if you work the points in the back of the creeks with high concentrations of bait. Flat Creek, Balus Creek, Orr Creek and Four Mile have been the “hot” creeks this week.