Lake Lanier Fishing Report November 29 2019
I hope Everyone enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving and got in some good time with family and friends, some good food, and some down time. Of course, I hope you had a little extra time to get aﬁeld to on the lake as well! Fishing has been good and for the most part the weather has also been conducive to getting out on the water!
I will have an abbreviated report this week due to travel and family plans, but we will be back with a full report next week to kick off December!
The Striper bite has been very good, and live bait and trolling are both extremely productive.
The trolling bite, both pulling the full size rigs and the Mini’s, has been off the chain. We have several choices of techniques on the trolling patterns. One if these, contour trolling, simply consist of pulling rigs down the bank following a speciﬁc depth contour. 30 feet has been a productive number as of late, just troll into the creeks and drains, if you see the ﬁsh they have been quick to respond.
You can also troll over the backs of the major creek channels, big bait concentrations, or under working Gulls and Loons. In either of these situations, if you mark ﬁsh and the depth of the rigs is correct, you should get the bite, or bites!
Stealth trolling the Mini Mack has also been very productive targeting the same areas as above. Drop the Mini’s to the depth where you are marking the greatest amount of activity and start trolling on the electric at .5 to 1.0 MPH Both the bladed and unbladed Mini’s will work for this technique, and as the water cools the unbladed model may be the better option. You you pi=ull the Mini as a down line or under a planer board.
Bass Fishing has also been good, and with the water temps in the upper 50’s, that should continue.
The ﬁsh are still scattered out depth wise, so that sets up several patterns for you to choose from. The Shakey head/worm bite that I mentioned last week is still very strong, cast this combo to docks or rocky areas, anywhere from 10 to 25 feet. Jigs are also a very good choice for this pattern.
The Spoon bite is really ramping up, Flex-it Spoons and Jigging Shads in a .60 or 1/2 oz size seem to match the bait sizes well and should get plenty of bites. Drop the spoons around bait schools, creek channels, timber edges and ditches/drains in 20 to 40 feet. This spoon bite should improve as he water continues to cool! Until next week!
Good Fishing! Capt. Mack