Fishing Reports

Lake Lanier Fishing

The Striped bass are hanging in the 40 to 50ft depths. These fish seem to be hanging close to timber. We have seen some really nice schools over the last few days. The baits seem to be living well on downlines.

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 81 deg
Clarity: clear
Level: full
Bass
The Spotted bass have set up on their summer pattern. Most of the bigger fiah are deep 20 to 30 ft. We have been catching some good fish of of the main lake points and humps throwing a super spin tipped with a white fluke. We have also caught some big Spots and Large Mouth in topwater in and around these same areas. A chrome Super Spook has been working best for these schooling bass. Look for the drop shot bite to pick up over the next few weeks in and around brush piles.

Brown Trout
The trout bite has been decent lately. We haven’t caught very many fish but the ones we have caught have been big. The trolling bite has really picked up and should continue over the next few weeks. We have been trolling in the 20ft depth range. Lucky Craft Pointer 68’s have been the go to bait lately. Try maintaining a speed of 2.5 mph when trolling. We have caught a few nice Yellow Perch while trolling for the Trout.
Yellow Perch
It’s that time of year when the Yellow Perch school up in big groups. This is a great time to catch a mess of these. They typically hang in the 15ft to 25ft depths in and around grass. Small spoons and jigs of any color work great. Locating the Perch on a fish finder in the key to scoring big on a school of fish. Where there is one Perch they’re are many more. This pattern should prove to be good for the next few weeks.

Good Luck!

Capt Mack’s Umbrellas

Capt Mack’s striped bass umbrella rigs are perfect for catching fish, both shallow and deep, especially when game fish are focused on bait fish schools. These rigs can be trolled super deep or very shallow giving you total coverage of the entire water column by using different weight rigs, weights, and jigs. These rigs also come with a depth chart explaining how to achieve different depths with your rigs by adjusting boat speed and distance behind the boat.

They are great for catching striped bass, hybrids, spotted bass and largemouth bass. They are highly effective in saltwater for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Redfish and more.

Thanks Mack These are Great

Lake Lanier Fishing

Summer time is here and the fishing has been good. The Stripped Bass have started schooling up in big schools and heading down the lake. Most of the fish we have been catching lately have been on a 30 to 50ft bottom. Downlines seem to be the ticket. There are still a few fish up in the Gainesville area but most of the schools have traveled down to the River Forks park and Duckett Mill areas.
Good Luck!

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 81 deg
Clarity: clear
Level: full
Bass
The Spotted bass have set up on their summer pattern. Most of the bigger fiah are deep 20 to 30 ft. We have been catching some good fish of of the main lake points and humps throwing a super spin tipped with a white fluke. We have also caught some big Spots and Large Mouth in topwater in and around these same areas. A chrome Super Spook has been working best for these schooling bass. Look for the drop shot bite to pick up over the next few weeks in and around brush piles.

Brown Trout
The trout bite has been decent lately. We haven’t caught very many fish but the ones we have caught have been big. The trolling bite has really picked up and should continue over the next few weeks. We have been trolling in the 20ft depth range. Lucky Craft Pointer 68’s have been the go to bait lately. Try maintaining a speed of 2.5 mph when trolling. We have caught a few nice Yellow Perch while trolling for the Trout.
Yellow Perch
It’s that time of year when the Yellow Perch school up in big groups. This is a great time to catch a mess of these. They typically hang in the 15ft to 25ft depths in and around grass. Small spoons and jigs of any color work great. Locating the Perch on a fish finder in the key to scoring big on a school of fish. Where there is one Perch they’re are many more. This pattern should prove to be good for the next few weeks.

Good Luck!

Captain Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
www.georgialakefishing.com
770-318-9777

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp: 72
Level: Full Pool
Clarity: clear
Bass
The Bass bite has been great over the last few weeks. The warmer water temps have these fish feeding for several hours throughout the day. We have caught fish on everything from plastic worms to topwater spooks. Most of the post spawn fish seem to be feeding in 9ft to 18ft of water. Look for this bite to change quickly as the water is heating up fast. The underspin bite will soon pick up for the Spotted Bass. The Largemouth swimbait bite will be an early morning bite as we roll into mid June.
Trout
The Brown Trout have started schooling over the main lake channels. These fish have been chasing the small Blue Back Herring schools up and down the lake the last few days. Sight fishing this time of year can produce some really big fish. My favourite casting lure is a Kastmaster spoon on light 6lbs line. We typically let the spoon sink for only a second or two and then work a jerk style retrieve back towards the boat. Just be prepared for that freight train bite. We have also caught some 5lbs Spots with this technique. Look for the Brown Trout to start feeding early morning and later in the day over the next couple of weeks. The trolling bite should really enjoyed on as we head towards mid June.
Good luck!

Captain Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
www.georgialakefishing.com
770-318-9777

Lake Lanier Fishing

Gainesville GA
Fishing Lake Lanier can have it’s ups and down with the weather patterns we experience here in Georgia. The Spotted Bass population in this North Georgia Lake is one of the best in the World! The Spot bite has been on fire lately. These fish are feeding in about any lure combination that is thrown at them. Look for the Spots to finish up spawning soon.
Striped Bass
The Lake Lanier Striped Bass have started Thier spawning run up the creeks and rivers channels. These fish are in about every hump and shallow point in the lake right now. Trolling live bait shallow right now seems to be the ticket to getting bit. We have not seen as many big fish as years past but have had good success with numbers.
Good luck.

Lake Burton Fishing Report

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp:57deg
Clarity: slight stain
Bass
The bass bite has been great the last couple of days. Most of the Large Mouth have spawned and are hungry! We have been catching some really nice fish in the backs of the creeks. Plastic worms on bullet weights have been working best. We have been using a variety of colors and morning dawn has been working best. Top water frogs have also been producing some fish. Try targeting water 3 to 9 feet deep in and around brush. The Spotted bass should be pulling up Shallow over the next few days. We have been catching some nice spots on a chug bug. Look for this pattern to continue over the next week or two.
Brown Trout
The trout bite has really picked up over the last few weeks. We have been catching these fish Midway back in the creeks. Trolling small Rapala Countdown crankbaits has been working best. We have also caught a few on medium shiners tipped with a split shot. Look for this pattern to continue over the next couple of weeks. There are some really large schools of younger fish in the 10 to 20 foot of water depth. Sight fishing for these schools and being able to cast to them when they come up as been the ticket.
Walleye
The walleye bite has been decent over the last couple of weeks. The wall I have all spawned and have made their way back down the river channels towards the main lake. Look for the fish in 15 to 25 ft water. We have been working a stand up jig tipped with a medium shiner in the 13 to 20 foot water depth. This technique seems to be working best. We have caught some big walleye the last few trips. These fish seem to be very healthy this year. Look for the walleye to go a little deeper over the next few weeks. These fish will start staging in 25 to 40 foot of water.
Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
7703189777

Lake Lanier Fishing Guides

Report
Lake Lanier has finally got a winter water temp of 50deg. The south end of the lake is in the low 50’s. These cooler water temps have pushed the Striped Bass off of the shallow water humps and points into some deeper water. The freeline bite has been decent of the south end of the lake. Most of the fish we have been catching on the north end of lake Lanier Gainesville area have been on a 30 to 40 ft bottom. Downlines tipped with herring or small trout seem to be the ticket. Cast a Capt. Mack’s A rig has very very productive as well. Good luck and come join us for a Lake Labier guided fishing trip.

Lake Burton Fishing

Lake Burton Fishing Report
Water Temp 49deg
Level 6ft down
Clarity: stained from snowfall

Bass
The Bass bite has been decent the last few weeks. We have not been catching many numbers but have been catching some quality fish! We have been starting the mornings off fishing shallow around the creek ledges. These spots have been producing some nice Large Mouth and Some 5lbs Spots. We have been throwing 6 to 8in Hard Swim Baits. The Color hasn’t seen to make much difference. We have also cought some nice bass on White Super Rooster tails while trying to catch Brown Trout. Working the spinners with a reel and pause technique has been productive. The water temps should drop quick over the next few weeks. The spoon bite should pick up in the mouths of the creeks and on a 30ft bottom on the main lake points.
Brown Trout.
The Trout bite has finally rebounded. These fish are midway back in the creeks on a 18 to 25ft bottom. We have had good success trolling Loco Spoons #3 and #4 at a speed of 3.5 mph. Slow trolling night crawlers on a crawler harness is a very effective way of catching these trout this time of year. This technique also doubles a great way to catch a Walleye. I typically troll the Crawler Harnesses on the down riggers set at a depth of 10 to 18ft. Trolling at speed of 1.5 to 2.4 mph works best. Maintaining speed this slow this time of year can be difficult. Try using the wind to your advantage. These techniques should continue to catch Trout and Walleye for the next few weeks.

Good Luck!
Wes Carlton
Georgia Lake Fishing
7703189777
www.georgialakefishing.com
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