Lake Lanier Fishing Report
November 16th 2017
Striper fishing is fair and improving. The water temperature has finally dropped into the low 60’s. Fishing has improved and should only get better as the turnover resumes. The Sea Gulls have started to show up and they are always a welcome sight to fisherman. The fish are moving and finding them is a challenge. The Sea Gulls can be used to locate feeding Stripers. The key is to keep your eyes on the water looking for Gulls feeding on bait fish pushed to the surface by feeding Stripers. If you see Gulls searching an area the odds are there are fish in the area. Spend time checking the area and look for bait fish. Once you locate an area with significant amount of bait fish you have can use Umbrella Rigs as a search tool or you can deploy free line Herring. Use split shots and vary the distance behind the boat and planner boards to cover a wide area both horizontally and vertically in the water column. Vary the speed on your trolling motor from .7 to 1.0 MPH. Focus on mid-lake creek mouths from Browns Bridge to the Dam. The water temperature is in the low 60’s. The water is lightly stained in the creeks and clear on the main lake. The lake is 5.37 feet below full pool.
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