Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report 04/11/2012
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Striper fishing continues to be very good. Despite the cold front the lake temperature remains in the low 70′s, which is warm for this time of the year. The fish are scattered in the mouth of creeks and main lake points. North end of the lake was a little more productive this week than the South end but I would not be surprised to see that change this week. Fish the bait and do not spend a lot of time trying to graph fish. I have been
fishing areas with large concentrations of bait and the fish seem to “come out of nowhere”. Free lines 50 to 100 feet back has worked best early with a focus on deep water points. When the sun rises weight your free lines with a couple of split shots and move off the points into deeper water over a 50 to 70 foot bottom. The downrod bite is working! Vary your downrod depth from 15 to 30 feet over a 50 to 70 foot bottom. I have not had any luck pulling umbrella rigs but that should change as the temperature continues to increase and the fish start to “school up”. Blue-black Herring has been the most productive bait and I have had some reports of fish being caught pitching them on points with light tackle. Almost any creek or main lake point with bait is worth trying.