Lake Sidney Lanier Striper Fishing Report 06/06/2012
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Striper fishing is good. I have been focusing on points off the river channel and the mouth of creeks. I am still catching a few fish on weighted free lines but down rods at 25 to 35 feet
over a 30 to 50 foot bottom off of deep water points has been the most productive. I have also switched to a 6 to 7 foot 12 lb. fluorocarbon leader on all my down rods. Despite the rain, the water is very clear and I have been hooking up more of those fish coming off the bottom. If you see fish coming up, looking at your bait and then going back down you may
want to switch to a lighter leader. A friend of mine has switched to 10 pound test. It’s not clear to me you need that light a leader but I never argue with success. The Umbrella rig bite has picked up. I am using a 4 arm 3oz rig with nine 1oz. Captain Mack bucktail jigs with 4 inch white and chartreuse shad bodies. Pull between 3.3 and 3.8 mph with rigs 100 feet behind the boat. Vary your speed and distance behind the boat based on where you
are marking fish. The north end of the Lake has been the most productive. You may want to start at the mouth of the Gainesville Creek, Holly Park area, Chestatee river and the Chestatee bay.