I started the month out taking some wounded Veterans from Fort Gordon as one of 30 boats fishing in the Atlanta Falcons Fishing day. It was truly an honor.
The Lake Lanier Striper Fishing the past few weeks has been great and keeps getting better every day as we transition fully into the summer time pattern. As of now The “First Light First Bite” has been amazing! Most of my fish have been coming before 8:30 with a few still biting after that. On most trips we have been going through 4-5 dozen baits. If you can find the fish in the morning you are in for an exciting time. The Stripers are schooling up nicely in 50-70 feet of water on deep points/humps, bays off the river
channel, and creek mouths. Down-line blue back herring 30-40 ft. has worked
best. This time of year you will want to change bait every 15 to 20 minutes do
to the warmer water the bait won’t live as long and when fishing down lines
during the summer, fresh bait is the key. There is also an Umbrella rig bite which has landed me a few extra fish. When pulling into a pocket looking for fish I’ve been putting out umbrella rigs 80 to 100 ft. back and pull between 2.7 to 3.5 MPH as I look around. You will see there are a few suspended fishing in a lot of the pockets from 25 to 35ft
deep that I’ve been catching on umbrella rigs look for those schools of fish to
drop live bait on.
Also want to Thank all of my Facebook followers (www.facebook.com/StriperQuest) for pushing us past 1000 Likes…great way to follow the day to day happenings.
Make sure you check out the pictures page, we have had a lot of Children out fishing this month and it is great to see smile and make memories.