Finally made it out to Lanier for some fishing this week. The weather has been a combination of wet and cold! I fished the back of a southend creek in search of stripers but only found spots! I caught a few spots while free-lining trout for the stripe's. Next time out I will likely target only spotted bass as I did very well this time last year with flex-it spoons and bucktails jigs. The lake is still full and looking great, very little pleasure boat traffic makes the winter months a great time to get out and fish!
I made it out yesterday for a few hours in the yak and was greeted by busting stripers everywhere! The only problem is they didn't want what I was throwing at them! These fish were in small groups and were having a frenzy feeding on small shad. It was awesome to watch these fish even if the catching wasn't that good! Several boats and yaks in the area boated one or two fish but that was about it!
Managed to get out this morning for a few hours and got on a few spotted bass. Could not find any stripers and there was very little top-water activity. Best spot of the day pictured was about 2-2.5 pounds and ate a flex-it spoon vertical jigged. The weather was nice, the lake still looks great! I will likely target spots for the next few weeks as I did very well with them this time last year!
Lake Lanier is now above full pool and looking great! I have been out several times this week, it has been either rainy or windy! Less top-water action than I would like but I have been catching a mix of stripers, spotted bass and catfish. I have caught fish this week with downlined and free-lined bluebacks, flex-it spoons and lost a striper today on a sebile swimbait. I did see one small group of stripers on top this afternoon, but as soon as they came up they went back down! Hope to get out soon to throw some bombers at night.
Made it out today to fish in the wind and rain! Luckily the rain stopped but the wind was brutal. I caught spots/stripers today on a flex-it spoon, sebile swimbait and even boated a 20 pound fish on a downline........the fish was right on the bottom. Took about ten minutes to reel it in......fun day on the lake despite the weather!