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.
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