Lake Lanier Fishing Report | September 19, 2014 | Lake Lanier Early Fall Fishing Transition
Fishing has been good, but we are beginning to see the changes in the patterns and techniques that typically accompany the arrival of fall.
Striper fishing has been good, although not as dynamic as it was early in the month. The bite has become a little less consistent and the fish are scattering out. The patterns are basically the same, and trolling to locate fish is a good choice. Fishing the Lead core 7 to 9 colors behind the boat is productive, the Chipmunks tipped with 4 “ Shad bodies or live Herring are the bait of choice.
Lake Lanier Fishing Report | September 13, 2014 | Lake Lanier Turnover Approaching
Cooler days will bring some big changes in fishing as we begin the transition to fall. The lake begins its yearly “turnover” process once the water temps dip below 80 degrees. Prepare for some changes in the fishing patterns as surface temps begin to dip.
Lead core trolling has been the most productive pattern in recent days, pulling the Captain Mack’s Chipmunk jigs over creek channels and the river channels have been producing some good catches.
Summer fishing remains in full swing with little or no changes in the techniques and patterns. Fishing is good all day, but I think the best opportunities are from mid-morning thru early afternoon. It may be beneficial to check with the corps of engineers on the scheduled water generation times. Lanier Power generation enhances fishing when the Buford Dam is releasing water. This creates a current that is very noticeable to fish and more importantly – baitfish. This current, even though it is slight, can often trigger activity. Typically, the corps generates in the afternoon and that is why fishing is often good late in the day. It is not foolproof, but if you’ll make a note in your log book you will probably see a correlation.
Summer Trolling Lake Lanier Stripers continues as we enter into September. The striped bass bite has been outstanding in terms of numbers and size. This summer pattern should continue to be productive for a few weeks, at least thru mid September when we begin the turnover process. Concentrate your search for the Stripers on the lower end creek channels and the river channel itself. Just keep moving around until you see the fish on the sonar. Trolling the Capt. Mack’s Chipmunk jig on the lead core 7 to 9 colors back has been extremely productive and remains a great way to locate fish.
Striper Fishing remains very strong and anglers are racking up some nice catches. The trolling bite has been excellent.The Captain Mack’s Chipmunk Jigs pulled on lead core line, or behind a downrigger are very productive right now. Tipping the jig with a live Herring as opposed to plastics, has been a big benefit in the past few days.