<![CDATA[Lake Lanier Fishing Guide and Charter Service - Fishing Reports]]>Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:12:33 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Services Beyond Fishing]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:42:02 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/services-beyond-fishingHey Everyone,
Capt. Kyle Nadrowski here, most of y'all known me as the owner and operator of Striper Quest Guide Service on our Beautiful Lake Lanier. Fishing isn't the only thing I do or offer. Growing up around the waters of Lake Lanier and salty waters of Florida, boating has always came naturally to me which ultimately lead me to my career as a fishing guide and professional Captain.
I don't advertise much on the professional captain part of  my career but after doing some jobs this summer and seeing people's interest. I thought I might be able to help some people with my knowledge. With six years driving boats for a living I have operated all kinds of vessels and have study countless hours to get my USCG Masters Captain License. Here are the things I offer as a professional Captain:
 
Captain Maintained Services-
Captain maintained services are for those who go extended periods of time away from their moored vessel at a private dock or marina. For a monthly fee Captain Kyle will check on your moored vessel weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month. Upon the weekly check you will receive an email or text on the status of your vessel that it has passed our check list and / or if there are problems that need attention.
(I do not do mechanical repairs, but can notify you if a bilge pump or heater isn't operating correctly, so that you can get it repaired)
 
Private Charter Captain-
Feel comfortable with Captain Kyle at the helm. This allows many owners the opportunity to take family, friends or clients on a cruise that you can be part of. Giving Kyle the responsibility of being at the helm therefore giving you the freedom to enjoy the company of your passengers. We will captain and crew your vessel while you experience the joy of your investment.
 
Captains Training / New Vessel Orientation-
This is a special service designed around the needs of a new vessel owner to become more familiar with best boating practices and electronics orientation. On the  water training includes : rules of the road, docking and anchoring and general maintenance.
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<![CDATA[September 2016]]>Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:37:18 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/september-2016
Report in Progress....
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<![CDATA[August is here....]]>Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:30:10 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/august-is-hereSeriously the only thing that has changed is that it has  gotten hotter
and stayed hot. Fishing has been just about perfect every day.
The lake has dropped 4.52 feet as of today
and looks like it will drop farther. But the fish don't really mind.

Pretty much keep on fishing the way I suggested in July's report.
Make sure you are keeping your herring fresh.
Adding salt and ice to the water to keep them lasting the day in your bait tank and make sure you are changing them out often on your lines.

It been a busy month and a fun fishing month.
I did enjoy taking David Bienfait. a Lake Lanier striper blogger out on a Sunday morning and getting him hooked up check out his guide review at www.lanierStriper.com and give his Facebook page a like too, Lanierstriper

If you have any questions or want to get out there and reel in some fish,
​hit me up on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/striperquest or give us a call at 770-897-FISH (3474) and get a trip on the books.


Make sure you check out the pictures for this month,
there are some great fish and even greater smiles. 


Anyways back to cooling off in my personal size yeti,
before getting ready for tomorrows trip.
(personal size Yetis available at Hammonds Fishing Center)
             Give their Facebook page a "like" too


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<![CDATA[June & July 2016]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:07:31 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/june-july-2016
Hey Fishy Friends!!!
Once again it has been a while since my last report. I don’t even know where to start with this post other than it has been a crazy June. On Memorial Day the unthinkable happened blowing my motor coming down the lake which is almost the worst thing this time of year as the fishing season was kicking off full blast. And I had a fully booked calendar. Luckily it was covered with a warranty, yet as everyone knows warranty and insurance work isn't the fastest processes getting it fix. I got my boat back just in time to kick off July.
A special thanks to the whole crew at Grass Shack,especially Jon for getting me back on the water and my friend Keith owner of
www.waterboysdetail.com for letting me borrow his boat till I got mine back. And a big THANKS, to my customers who understood some juggling their trip and being patient .
Faced a bunch of adversity this year but always kept looking forward to get me through the month of June.
Without further ado here is my July fishing report with the patterns to use and things to look for!!!
As of right now striper fishing from 9 am-6 pm has been outstanding for numbers with some nice size fish being caught. I don’t see this pattern changing rapidly or at all till September. The Fish are holding in big schools early around 8 am mid creek to the mouth of southern creek channels.
As the day moves forward the fish are ending up closer to the main lake parts of the river channel. There are fish swimming around 30ft all the way down at 100ft plus. The live bait bite has been the best way to catch them, “FISH DEEP” Blue back herring on down rods at 55 to 80 feet down over a 90 to 130 foot bottom is the top producer. In order to fish this deep: when you find them you might have to do a few tight circles to find the best place to drop away from high tree tops so you can get your bait down without getting hung up in the trees. When fishing this deep your bait will not live long at all so keep that in mind but I have caught some fishing on bait that I am sure was dead.
On my down-lines I have moved back a 10lb fluorocarbon leader. 10lb fluorocarbon leader will get you more bites but it’s a traded off you are going to lose a few good fish from wear and pressure put on the line pulling these fish up from so deep. Now if you don’t like live bait or run out of bait, Lead-core fishing or fishing with the Ben Parker Spoon have been great ways to catch some extra fish. Fishing with the Ben Parker Spoon is a lot like down line fishing you have to be right over top of a school of fish. Other than that its simple drop the spoon down on a down line rod and reel with 30lb test line all the way to the bottom then just reel up at a steady slow or fast pace till you find a speed the will bite the spoon. To get the lead line down to 30 plus feet where you mark those single to little schools of fish over the creek and river channel I use a 30 to 40 ft 17lb fluorocarbon leader then go out 8 to 9 colors (depending where your marking the most fish, you might have to play with it a little to get it fully dialed in.) on the end I tie on a 1 ½ oz buck tail jig with a 4 inch shad body or tipping your buck tail jig with a live blue back. Trolling with the big motor anywhere from 2.8 to 3.2 mph is a fun way to catch fish and cover some water looking for live bait fish. Hope y’all have a fishy July with tight lines
><)))*>  ><)))*>  ><)))*>  ><)))*>  - Capt. Kyle Nadrowski
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<![CDATA[Spring.....]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 17:18:05 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/springPicture
It’s been a good while since I have written one of these and I apologize to those who follow my reports.
After a long winter the season that didn't seem like it was ever going to end, it then  has picked up so fast I just haven’t had a chance to sit down at the computer and type.

April just sort of slide right into May.
Striper fishing this May has been good, the water temps have finally climbed into the high 70’s.
I have caught fish from Bald Ridge Creek all the way up into the Chattahoochee River. This time of the year we have two different patterns on the lake. Pulling planner boards and free lines shallow for the first hour and then switching to down rods deeper over a 40 to 60 foot bottom off deep water points the rest of the day.


The north end of the lake has the best down line bite going on but in the next few weeks it should start to pick up down on the south end as the summer pattern begins to pick up.
I tend to stay further south then most and the thing that has worked the best is covering a lot of water with planner boards and flat lines really early in the morning. I have been fishing mid creek to open water, hitting points and humps and everything in between using Herring. When pulling the herring, I've been trying to cover the water column from the surface to about 20 feet deep. Once the sun comes up late morning the stripers have still been on the same point and humps I pulled flat lines but have moved a little deeper to 30 to 50ft bottom and they are eating a down lined herring pretty well.
I am also keeping some spookes and red fins tied on as early in the morning stripers are still busting bait. Casting at them will produce you an extra fish or two.
Along with these two techniques and casting to them, there is one other method that I have used and it has caught me a few extra fish the last few days is umbrella rigs pulled 80ft behind the boat over the same humps and brush piles.

So it's time to get out there and get fishing. Enjoy!


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<![CDATA[Spring is fast approaching....]]>Fri, 04 Mar 2016 21:37:17 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/spring-is-fast-approaching
Officially kicked off the 2016 season March 1st...
Stay tuned for Spring fishing reports and more.....
We still have some openings for late March and have started booking April and beyond...
We will be posting our monthly reports again starting the end of March.
Thanks for being apart of the Striper Quest Family
​              And be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram
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<![CDATA[End of Year 2015 Report]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2015 23:20:18 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/end-of-year-2015-reportPicture
Hey guys and gals!!! 

Sorry I haven’t really posted much lately , I have been doing a bunch of other things in addition to running a few charters over the past couple of months. 
I can’t believe that it's already Christmas Eve. 
This year had flown by and I have enjoyed every trip and meeting y'all.

So here is what some of you came here for.......the fishing report. 
Striper fishing is okay and the patterns have been different then what most winter are like.The fish are spread out everywhere on the lake and the water column in some places you wouldn’t think of looking this time of year. This means you will have to use some different techniques. Versatility when you go out will be the key because you will either find them shallow or deep depending on the day. 

I have seen schools of fish and have caught fish on down lines over open water holding In 30 to 50ft over 60 to 80ft of water. Down lines with herring or small trout has seemed to work very well and have caught a few out of each school. 


Now I don’t necessarily pull big baits 10 plus inch baits but they will get you some much bigger fish this time of year. Trout and Shad on the free lines/planer boards.  Using big 10 inch plus baits you might want to rig up a stinger hook which is a treble hook that runs off you main hook that you put through the nose of your bait then attaching your stinger hook somewhere on it back or side. This will help you land those fish that short strike big bait.


My preference is numbers over size, I still use trout 6 to 8 inch trout. Just big enough to attract a decent 12 to 15 pound striper.  This size trout isn’t to big , so I don't have to run a stinger hook and not small enough not to get beaten up by spotted bass. I like running my medium (6 to 8 inch) trout 40 to 50 feet behind my planer boards and 80 to 100 feet on my flat lines. I will sometimes add split shots to keep the trout down a little deeper than an un-weighted line. This pattern will work over deep water or on shallow points, humps and creek backs. 

Lastly the Umbrella rigs are also accounting for good numbers and clipping points in 20 to 30 feet is a good way to catch some extra fish. The fish may be on clean bottom or holding tight on brush piles. Either way, if you see them on the sonar they have been quick to take the rig.

Well guys and gals that the end of 2015....
I want to thank my customers, friends, and followers who helped me to keep living my dream this year. I enjoy meeting you, showing you a great day on beautiful Lake Lanier and helping you create memories with your families and friends. 
I’m looking forward to 2016, 
and a busy year of fishing charters and a boat full of fish each trip.  

MERRY CHRISTMA
              And HAPPY NEW YEAR, to each and everyone of you. 
               May you have a great holiday with your friends and families...
           And may your 2016 be all that you wish and dream it can be. ENJOY

Tightlines,
   Captain Kyle


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<![CDATA[Fishing Report September 2015]]>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:00:05 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/fishing-report-september-2015The weather here in Georgia has gotten cooler, with the lake temperature dropping down into the low 70’s.

Striper fishing remains active with a good number of fish being caught all throughout the day. The south end of the lake is still the best place to find the stripers in the mouth of the creeks and the main river channel from Big Creek to the Dam

As for live bait, Blue back herring on down rods at 50 to 80 feet down over a 90 to 130 foot bottom is the top producer but we have also started to see fish shallow in 30 to 60ft pockets and up on Points and humps. We are running a 7ft 10 to 12lb fluorocarbon leader with a size 1 hook. Trolling both Lead Core and Umbrella rigs has also continued to pick me up some extra fish when in search of live bait fish. The lead core line with a 1 ½ Buck tail jigs with a 4 inch shad body fished at 8 to 9 colors out with a 30ft leader. The Umbrella rig is working great, but you need to really make sure that you are fishing the right depth, otherwise you will be missing the pockets of fish or getting hung up in the tree tops. To hook up with the fish you should be Fishing with the rig from 120ft to as far back as 180 to 200 feet behind the boat, keeping a close watch on your depth and speed.

Moving into the next few weeks of October this pattern may change if the temperature keeps dropping the bait and fish will start to move up higher in the water column with the stripers heading towards to the middle/backs of the creeks or pull up on 30 to 50ft point and humps.

This could change up the techniques to some Down rods, Umbrella rigs, casting top water, Flat lines, and planner boards. This is the time of year you have to throw the whole arsenal of rods into the boat because you might have something different every day.

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<![CDATA[Fishing Report August 2015]]>Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:13:55 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/fishing-report-august-2015Picture
Hey Guys, sorry for a late post.
August was a crazy fishing month filled with trips. 
I'm going to talk about the patterns I am using right now and the same patterns should carry out into mid/late September.

As of right now striper fishing from 9 am-6 pm has been outstanding for numbers with some nice size fish been caught. I don’t see this pattern changing rapidly unless we start getting a lot of cold fronts dropping the lake temperature. 

The Fish are holding in big schools around the mouth of southern creek channels and the main river channel. There are fish swimming around 30ft all the way down at 100ft plus.

The live bait bite has been the best way to catch them, Blue back herring on down rods at 55 to 80 feet down over a 90 to 130 foot bottom is the top producer.  In order to fish this deep: when you find them you might have to do a few tight circles to find the best place to drop away from high tree tops so you can get your bait down without getting hung up in the trees. When fishing this deep your bait will not live long at all so keep that in mind but I have caught some fishing on bait that I am sure was dead. On my down-lines I have been using a 12 lb fluorocarbon leader. I have moved back up on leader size from the 10lb fluorocarbon leader due to the amount big schools of smaller fishing hiding some very big fish in them.

Lead-core fishing has been still great way to catch some extra fish.  To get the lead line down to 30 plus feet I use a 30 to 40 ft 17lb fluorocarbon leader then go out 8 to 9 colors (depending where your marking the most fish, you might have to play with it a little to get it fully dialed in.) on the end I tie on a 1 ½ oz buck tail jig with a 4 inch shad body or tipping your bucktail jig with a live blue back. 



Now Get out there and get fishing... or Give me a call and I will get you hooked up
Capt. Kyle


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<![CDATA[Fishing Report July 2015]]>Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:25:11 GMThttp://striperquest.net/fishing-reports/fishing-report-july-2015Picture
The surface temperatures are going anywhere from mid 80s early in the morning to the low 90s by late afternoon. The key continues to be trees in 70 to 100 feet of water just off the creek channel and river channels on the main parts of the lake. The fish at 50 to 100 feet have been eating well but in order to fish this deep: when you find them you might have to do a few tight circles to find the best place to drop away from high tree tops so you can get your bait down without getting hung up in the trees. When fishing this deep your bait will not live long at all so keep that in mind but I have caught some fishing on bait that I am sure was dead. On my downlines I have been using a 10lb fluorocarbon leader. Most days the 10lb fluorocarbon leader will get you more bites but it’s a traded off you are going to lose a few good fish from wear and pressure put on the line pulling these fish up from so deep. There are a lot of single stripers along with groups of stripers chasing bait balls at 30 to 40 feet deep. These higher fish in the water column at 40 feet deep and higher will not touch live bait but you can trigger a reaction bite with those fish by trolling. Lead core trolling has started to work really good in the last two weeks. To get the lead line down to 30 plus feet I use a 30 to 40 ft 17lb fluorocarbon leader then go out 8 to 9 colors (depending where your marking the most fish, you might have to play with it a little to get it fully dialed in.) on the end I tie on a 1 ½ oz buck tail jig with a 4 inch shad body or tipping your bucktail jig with a live blue back. 
Go enjoy some fishing.

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