Fishing Reports

Lake Lanier Fishing Report

The bass bite has been good the last few days. Just about ant blow down is holding nice Spotted Bass. We have been hitting the edges of these with swim baits and flukes. We have also been working the heavy brush with jugs for those bigger females.
The Striper bite has been crazy the last few days. We have caught fish in about every point we have crossed. No big schools of fish but every point has a few laying up in the 20ft range. Gainesville Marina area has been good the last few days.

Lake Seed Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water temp 74 deg
Level. Full Pool
Clarity. Clear

Bass
The Bass bite has been great. Most of the fish have completed spawning and are hungry. The first couple of weeks of June will be a little tough with the water temp heading towards the mid 70’s. We have been catching most of our fish up shallow throwing plastics like Zoom Frogs up in pockets and around shallow docks. The Bigger fish seem to be hanging around heavy cover. With the storms we have had this year there is new brush everywhere you look. We have had good success with plastic works and jigs in and around the downed trees. The next few weeks is a big transition for the Bass. Look for these fish to go deep 18 to 28ft towards the end of the month.
Trout
The trout bite has been good the last few days. Most of the bigger fish are near the main river channels near the mouths of the creeks. Trolling small jerk baits and spinners has been effective the last few days. Bright colors and or Herring pattern baits have been working best. Try fishing at a depth of 14 to 18ft 3 mph. Yo zuri crank baits firetiger have produced a few bigger fish in the 4 to 5lbs range.
Yellow Perch
The Perch bite is picking up and should continue to get better over the next few weeks. We have caught some really nice fish in the shallows with jigs7 to 15 ft. This shallow water bite is short lived. Look for the Perch to head towards deeper water in the next week or two. June/July and August are the months to catch a mess of Yellow Perch.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
7703189777
Lake Lanier Fishing Guide & Lake Burton

Lake Rabun Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water temp 74 deg
Level. Full Pool
Clarity. Clear

Bass
The Bass bite has been great. Most of the fish have completed spawning and are hungry. The first couple of weeks of June will be a little tough with the water temp heading towards the mid 70’s. We have been catching most of our fish up shallow throwing plastics like Zoom Frogs up in pockets and around shallow docks. The Bigger fish seem to be hanging around heavy cover. With the storms we have had this year there is new brush everywhere you look. We have had good success with plastic works and jigs in and around the downed trees. The next few weeks is a big transition for the Bass. Look for these fish to go deep 18 to 28ft towards the end of the month.
Trout
The trout bite has been good the last few days. Most of the bigger fish are near the main river channels near the mouths of the creeks. Trolling small jerk baits and spinners has been effective the last few days. Bright colors and or Herring pattern baits have been working best. Try fishing at a depth of 14 to 18ft 3 mph. Yo zuri crank baits firetiger have produced a few bigger fish in the 4 to 5lbs range.
Yellow Perch
The Perch bite is picking up and should continue to get better over the next few weeks. We have caught some really nice fish in the shallows with jigs7 to 15 ft. This shallow water bite is short lived. Look for the Perch to head towards deeper water in the next week or two. June/July and August are the months to catch a mess of Yellow Perch.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
7703189777
Lake Lanier Fishing Guide & Lake Burton

Lake Lanier Fishing

Lake Lanier Fishing Report
Water temp 78 deg
Level. Full Pool
Clarity. Clear

Bass
The Bass bite has been great. Most of the fish have completed spawning and are hungry. The first couple of weeks of June will be a little tough with the water temp heading towards the mid 70’s. We have been catching most of our fish up shallow throwing plastics like Zoom Frogs up in pockets and around shallow docks. The Bigger fish seem to be hanging around heavy cover. With the storms we have had this year there is new brush everywhere you look. We have had good success with plastic works and jigs in and around the downed trees. The next few weeks is a big transition for the Bass. Look for these fish to go deep 18 to 28ft towards the end of the month.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
7703189777
Lake Lanier Fishing Guide & Lake Burton

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water temp 74 deg
Level. Full Pool
Clarity. Clear

Bass
The Bass bite has been great. Most of the fish have completed spawning and are hungry. The first couple of weeks of June will be a little tough with the water temp heading towards the mid 70’s. We have been catching most of our fish up shallow throwing plastics like Zoom Frogs up in pockets and around shallow docks. The Bigger fish seem to be hanging around heavy cover. With the storms we have had this year there is new brush everywhere you look. We have had good success with plastic works and jigs in and around the downed trees. The next few weeks is a big transition for the Bass. Look for these fish to go deep 18 to 28ft towards the end of the month.
Trout
The trout bite has been good the last few days. Most of the bigger fish are near the main river channels near the mouths of the creeks. Trolling small jerk baits and spinners has been effective the last few days. Bright colors and or Herring pattern baits have been working best. Try fishing at a depth of 14 to 18ft 3 mph. Yo zuri crank baits firetiger have produced a few bigger fish in the 4 to 5lbs range.
Yellow Perch
The Perch bite is picking up and should continue to get better over the next few weeks. We have caught some really nice fish in the shallows with jigs7 to 15 ft. This shallow water bite is short lived. Look for the Perch to head towards deeper water in the next week or two. June/July and August are the months to catch a mess of Yellow Perch.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
7703189777
Lake Lanier Fishing Guide & Lake Burton

Lake chatuge fishing report

The hybrid bass bite has been great the last few days we have caught fish out over the main Lake channel downlinnng baits from 18 to 25 feet. These fish are in big tight schools and are very aggressive don’t be surprised if you catch 22 to 40 hybrid bass in a trip. Having good electronics this time of year is the key to finding these fish.
We are now finally starting to catch some really big spotted bass. Most of our fish have come off of an x rap. We have been working steep ledges and long points and near the main Lake channel.

Lake Lanier Fishing

Lake Lanier
Water Temp: 53
The Bass bite has been great the few weeks. We have caught fish shallow and deep. A jerkbait seems to be the ticket right now. We’ve been working these Bates over long points in around the main Lake channel.
The striped bass bite has been on fire the last few days. we are not catching a lot of big fish but catching a lot of numbers. Free lining and downloading have both been effective we have had best success on small trout and blueback herring. Don’t be surprised if you go out and catch 20 to 30 fish in a trip. Good luck

Lake Rabun Fishing Report

Lake Rabun Fishing Report
Water Temp: 56 deg
Clarity: slight stain
Level: full

Bass
The Bass bite has been great the last few days. We have caught most of our fish on jerk baits on long points close to the main lake channels. These fish are pulling up shallower every day to feed for a few hours. We are casting in the 5ft depths and working the baits back towards the boat through the 25 ft depth range. We have had good success with a white jerk bait with a chartreuse belly. We have also caught some bigger Spots and Large Mouth on a Ned Rig tipped with a pumpkin seed color worm. Look for these fish to pull up shallow over the next few weeks and begin their spawning ritual.

Trout
We have been trolling with Rapala X-Raps (XR06) Hot Mustard jerk baits and having good success. This bait seems to catch the bigger trout and the smaller fish as well. Most of the trout seem to be in the backs of the creeks in the 20 to 30 ft depths. Look for the Herring schools surfacing and the Brown Trout will be close. Try running these jerk baits in the 12 to 18ft depth range at a speed of 3 mph (idle speed). Working in and around the fallen brush around the bank lines can be tricky. This technique has also been effective for catching Walleye. Although the Walleye like a slower speed than trout; try limiting your boat speed to 2 mph for the Walleye. Most of the Walleye have completed their spawning and are hungry. This is a great time of year to catch a wall hanger or dinner.
Look for the Trout to slowly migrate towards the southern portions of the creeks over the next few weeks. The Walleye bite should continue to get better as we head towards the middle to latter part of April/ May.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 56 deg
Clarity: slight stain
Level: full

Bass
The Bass bite has been great the last few days. We have caught most of our fish on jerk baits on long points close to the main lake channels. These fish are pulling up shallower every day to feed for a few hours. We are casting in the 5ft depths and working the baits back towards the boat through the 25 ft depth range. We have had good success with a white jerk bait with a chartreuse belly. We have also caught some bigger Spots and Large Mouth on a Ned Rig tipped with a pumpkin seed color worm. Look for these fish to pull up shallow over the next few weeks and begin their spawning ritual.

Trout
We have been trolling with Rapala X-Raps (XR06) Hot Mustard jerk baits and having good success. This bait seems to catch the bigger trout and the smaller fish as well. Most of the trout seem to be in the backs of the creeks in the 20 to 30 ft depths. Look for the Herring schools surfacing and the Brown Trout will be close. Try running these jerk baits in the 12 to 18ft depth range at a speed of 3 mph (idle speed). Working in and around the fallen brush around the bank lines can be tricky. This technique has also been effective for catching Walleye. Although the Walleye like a slower speed than trout; try limiting your boat speed to 2 mph for the Walleye. Most of the Walleye have completed their spawning and are hungry. This is a great time of year to catch a wall hanger or dinner.
Look for the Trout to slowly migrate towards the southern portions of the creeks over the next few weeks. The Walleye bite should continue to get better as we head towards the middle to latter part of April/ May.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777

Lake Lanier Fishing

Water Temp 53deg
Level: full pool
The Bass bite has been decent lately with most of the fish being caught on clay banks and rip rap in the 12 to 18ft depths.
Striper
The bite had been good the last few days with most of our fish coming off of down lines over a 35ft bottom mid way back in the creeks. Small trout have been working the best.