Lake Lanier Fishing Report
September 1st 2017
Striper fishing is very good. All of the typical summer time techniques continue to work; down rods with Blueback Herring, trolling with Umbrella Rigs and lead core line. We spent a lot of time trolling Umbrella rigs this past week fishing main lake and creek pockets that require a lot of turns versus lead core line that is 300 feet behind the boat which makes quick turns difficult. We are using “heavy” Umbrella rigs consisting of a 3 ounce frame and 9 one ounce Captain Mack’s chipmunk jigs with white or chartreuse 4 inch shad bodies. Set the Umbrella rigs 130 – 150 feet back and trolling at a speed of 2.8 to 3.2 MPH. We also focused on main lake and creek channels with lead core line with a one ounce Captain Mack’s buck tail jig. Set your lead core line at 8 – 9 colors and troll at 3.0 to 3.8 MPH. Over the years we have used a number of different rods to troll Umbrella rigs and lead core. We have not been very happy with the ones we have used and have been unable to find a rod that would work well with both. PROBLEM SOLVED! Captain Mack working with Okuma designed a new trolling rod that would work with both Umbrella rigs and lead core line. We have been using this new rod for 9 months and are very happy with the results. Check out these new “yellow” rods. They are available at Hammonds Fishing, Oakwood Bait and Tackle, Buford Dam Bait and Tackle and www.captMacks.com. We have also received reports that the Ben Parker magnum spoon has started to work. We hope to try them this week and follow up with next week’s report. Orr Creek, Two Mile Creek, Six Mile Creek, Shoal Creek, Big Creek and the river channel from Flat creek to the Dam are all good places to start your day. The water temperature is mid-80s. The water is stained in the backs of the creeks and clear on the main lake. The lake is 5.6 feet below full pool.
To book your guide trip call Captain Ken at 404-561-2564 or contact us on our web site. www.bigfishonguide.com