Fishing Reports

Lake Chatuge Fishing

The Spotted Bass and Hybrid Bass bite has been great lately. We have caught alot of fish on topwater plugs throughout the day. Look for these schooling fish in and around the mouths of the creeks. Lake Chatuge is probably one of the best lakes in Georgia to catch a 6lbs Spotted Bass. The Hybrid Bass population seems to be thriving well also. Just remember release those fish to fight for another day!

Lake Lanier Fishing Report

The Striper have finally made their way North on Lake Lanier. Gainesville has been a good area to catch a good number of fish. We have not been seeing the bigger fish but have been catching alot of them. The topwater bite has finally taken off. We are seeing fish schooling on top throughout the day especially on cloudy rainy days. Try casting Long A Bomber or a small Jerk Bait to these fish. A small 1/4 Capt Mack’s Bucktail is a must have this time of year. This jig replicates a small threadfin shad or a small Herring. These fish seem to key in on smaller baits this time of year. Covering a lot of water and looking for fish on the sonar is critical during the winter months. The bigger fish should start showing up soon.
Good Luck!

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp 62deg
Clarity.: Clear
Level: 2 ft low

Trout: The Brown Trout are beginning to group up in the mouths of the creeks with the milder water temps we’ve had lately. We have been catching these fish on small jerk baits ( Rapala Countdowns Rainbow Color). We have also been using a Kastmaster Spoon ( Silver/Blue). Try working these baits and spoons very rapid in about 2 to 12 ft of water. Most of the bigger Brown Trout are hanging in 12ft to 18ft of water. Look for the schools of Blue-Back Herring surfacing; the trout will be close by. These are good locations for casting a Small Heddon Tiny Torpedo.

Bass
The topwater bite has finally taken of. We have been working a green topwater frog in the backs of pockets the last few days and have good success. The frog bite seems to be working early in the morning and midday on cloudy rainy days. The main lake points and humps are loaded with Spotted Bass. Most of these fish are biting Topwater Sammy’s or Spro Mcsticks. Try making a few casts over a shallow point or hump. Typically the fish will kick up and start schooling on the surface. This is a perfect ambush time for a topwater bait. Don’t be surprised if you catch a 6lbs Spotted Bass. Look for the Bass to start migrating a little deeper over the next few weeks. The spoon bite should kick in as the water temps dive into the 50s.

Walleye
The Walleye bite has been a little slow lately with the milder water temps we have had. Look for these fish to start feeding up shallow over the next few weeks (12-20ft). Trolling small colorful crank baits this time of year is the most effective way to catch these fish and cover alot of water. December is my favorite time of year to catch the bigger Walleye in Georgia.

Lake Lanier Fishing Charter

The last few weeks have been great fishing on Lake Lanier. Look for these fish to start moving up shower over the next week or two. We have seen some topwater action the last couple of days. Look for these fish to start moving up the river Channel over the next couple of weeks has the water temperatures cool towards the low 70s 60s.

Lake Lanier Fishing Guides Report

The Striped Bass bite is still on fire on the south end of Lake Lanier. These fish are biting free lines and down lines. Most of these fish seem to be congregated over the South portions of the lake. Look for fish on the fish finder / heavy Timber try dropping down lines 28 to 35 ft. We have been catching quite a few fish on a captain Max Bucktail jig power reeled up through the timber. Free lines have been very effective some days. Try using a split shot on your free lines. This allows the bait to get down a little deeper but not as deep as a downline. Good luck!

Lake Yonah Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 75deg
Clarity: Clear
Level: Full Pool
Bass
The bass fishing has been a little tough the last few days. With the cooler air temps it seems like most of the bigger fish are deep. We have been catching some Spotted Bass on Drop Shot over a 28 to 30 ft bottom close to brush and rock ledges. Try using a small Fluke Jr on a drop shot right working these areas slowly. We have also caught a few fish drop shotting Bass Shinnners.
Brown Trout
The trout bite has picked up the last few days. With all the recent rains these fish have been feeding on top when we have cloud cover. We have been casting a Kastmaster spoon for these surfacing fish. Be prepared to hook into some heavy fish! Try letting the spoon sink for a couple of seconds then a slow jerking retrieve back towards the boat. We have also been catching a few Brown Trout free lining Blue Back Herring. Try letting the baits out 60 to 80 ft behind the boat. We like to maintain a speed of .8 to 1mph. This keeps the baits strait and allows them to dive a little. Look for this pattern to continue and the fish to start feeding more hours during the day.
Walleye
The Walleye should start moving up shallower as the water cools over the next couple weeks. Most of these fish have been hanging out on a 40 to 60 ft bottom and are hard to catch during the summer months. The trolling should start up as the water temps near the 60 deg mark.
Good Luck!
Capt. Wes Carlton
7703189777
Georgia Lake Fishing

Hiawasse Lake Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 75deg
Clarity: Clear
Level: Full Pool
Bass
The bass fishing has been a little tough the last few days. With the cooler air temps it seems like most of the bigger fish are deep. We have been catching some Spotted Bass on Drop Shot over a 28 to 30 ft bottom close to brush and rock ledges. Try using a small Fluke Jr on a drop shot right working these areas slowly. We have also caught a few fish drop shotting Bass Shinnners.
Walleye
The Walleye should start moving up shallower as the water cools over the next couple weeks. Most of these fish have been hanging out on a 40 to 60 ft bottom and are hard to catch during the summer months. The trolling should start up as the water temps near the 60 deg mark.
Good Luck!
Capt. Wes Carlton
7703189777
Georgia Lake Fishing

Lake Rabun Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 75deg
Clarity: Clear
Level: Full Pool
Bass
The bass fishing has been a little tough the last few days. With the cooler air temps it seems like most of the bigger fish are deep. We have been catching some Spotted Bass on Drop Shot over a 28 to 30 ft bottom close to brush and rock ledges. Try using a small Fluke Jr on a drop shot right working these areas slowly. We have also caught a few fish drop shotting Bass Shinnners.
Brown Trout
The trout bite has picked up the last few days. With all the recent rains these fish have been feeding on top when we have cloud cover. We have been casting a Kastmaster spoon for these surfacing fish. Be prepared to hook into some heavy fish! Try letting the spoon sink for a couple of seconds then a slow jerking retrieve back towards the boat. We have also been catching a few Brown Trout free lining Blue Back Herring. Try letting the baits out 60 to 80 ft behind the boat. We like to maintain a speed of .8 to 1mph. This keeps the baits strait and allows them to dive a little. Look for this pattern to continue and the fish to start feeding more hours during the day.
Walleye
The Walleye should start moving up shallower as the water cools over the next couple weeks. Most of these fish have been hanging out on a 40 to 60 ft bottom and are hard to catch during the summer months. The trolling should start up as the water temps near the 60 deg mark.
Good Luck!
Capt. Wes Carlton
7703189777
Georgia Lake Fishing

Lake Lanier Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 79deg
Clarity: Clear
Level: Full Pool
Bass
The bass fishing has been a little tough the last few days. With the cooler air temps it seems like most of the bigger fish are deep. We have been catching some Spotted Bass on Drop Shot over a 28 to 30 ft bottom close to brush and rock ledges. Try using a small Fluke Jr on a drop shot right working these areas slowly. We have also caught a few fish drop shotting Bass Shinnners.

Walleye
The Walleye should start moving up shallower as the water cools over the next couple weeks. Most of these fish have been hanging out on a 40 to 60 ft bottom and are hard to catch during the summer months. The trolling should start up as the water temps near the 60 deg mark.
Good Luck!
Capt. Wes Carlton
7703189777
Georgia Lake Fishing

Lake Chatuge Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Water Temp: 75deg
Clarity: Clear
Level: Full Pool
Bass
The bass fishing has been a little tough the last few days. With the cooler air temps it seems like most of the bigger fish are deep. We have been catching some Spotted Bass on Drop Shot over a 28 to 30 ft bottom close to brush and rock ledges. Try using a small Fluke Jr on a drop shot right working these areas slowly. We have also caught a few fish drop shotting Bass Shinnners.
Brown Trout
The trout bite has picked up the last few days. With all the recent rains these fish have been feeding on top when we have cloud cover. We have been casting a Kastmaster spoon for these surfacing fish. Be prepared to hook into some heavy fish! Try letting the spoon sink for a couple of seconds then a slow jerking retrieve back towards the boat. We have also been catching a few Brown Trout free lining Blue Back Herring. Try letting the baits out 60 to 80 ft behind the boat. We like to maintain a speed of .8 to 1mph. This keeps the baits strait and allows them to dive a little. Look for this pattern to continue and the fish to start feeding more hours during the day.
Walleye
The Walleye should start moving up shallower as the water cools over the next couple weeks. Most of these fish have been hanging out on a 40 to 60 ft bottom and are hard to catch during the summer months. The trolling should start up as the water temps near the 60 deg mark.
Good Luck!
Capt. Wes Carlton
7703189777
Georgia Lake Fishing