Striper Fishing has been very good most days this month, even with the crazy boat traffic surrounding the July 4th weekend and the raining weekend of the PokerRun.
With the surface temperature going anywhere from 80 to 85 unlike most summers where we are usually hitting 85 to 88 this time of year,from what I’ve seen it hasn’t hurt the fishing .
The key has been trees in 70 to 100 feet of water just off the creek channel. There are a ton of single 30 foot fish and I have even seen some big tight schools of 30 foot fish but they are difficult to catch with live bait. The fish at 50 to 80 feet will bite if you can find a few down deep away from the trees.
Power reeling with a 1oz bucktail jig tipped with a blue back has worked well when sitting on a school of fish and trying to get them out of the trees to come up far enough to hit your baits. Many times this brings them up and all your lines will get hit resulting in some very nice doubles and triples.
Leadcore this summer so far has been okay in getting me some extra fish on my trips, but in summers past when the water was warmer it would produce more fish than what we are currently seeing in this summers cooler water.Trolling a 1 ½ oz buck tail jig with a 4 inch shad body will trigger a reaction bite if your see a bunch of single fishing along with small schools up around 30 feet.
Also had a few customers out on trips this month that hadn't really had much success in Striper fishing on their own, but after a trip and the proper gear for one of them from Hammonds Fishing Center (the go to store for gear and bait ) they both were sucessful on their next trips out. Congratulations Gary and Fred, you will now be addicted to Striper Fishing on Lake Lanier. I not only enjoy taking people fishing but I do love to share my passion for the sport.