04NovThe Georgia Water Coalition published its “Dirty Dozen” for 2015. Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers wants us “to come together to correct pollution problems, eliminate the wasteful use of our tax dollars and restore our streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters.” The Dirty Dozen Report applauds the Georgia Department of Transportation for denying Palmetto Pipeline the use of [eminent] domain for a pipeline from Augusta through coastal Georgia to Florida.
15OctFirst Bite Guide Service. Contact Robert by e-mail at email@example.com or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! Line Sides – Decent The lake is starting to turnover. The cooler overnight temperatures should help move it along. The fish are on the move, but are willing to eat if you’re right on top of them. Down-lining tread fins and small gizzard shad will catch you a few, but the better bite is coming on a ½ oz. white flex-it spoon. The fish are starting to bust topwater as well. As we head into late October, I look for the topwater bite to explode. When this happens, an all-white rooster tail will be our go-to bait aboard our guide boats. It’s just an easy bait to fish, and more importantly it works.
09SepFirst Bite Guide Service. Line-side fishing is fair at best. The fish are scattered up and down in the water column out over the river channel. They are starting to bust topwater along with the white bass but — unlike the white bass which will stay up for 5-10 minutes at a time — hybrids and stripers are only staying up for seconds. Down-lining live bait is working fair off main lake points down south. Carry a lot of bait with you and change it frequently. Trolling is best for numbers. Most of the fish we caught this week came on Mack Farr umbrella rigs. Pull these rigs at 3.4 MPH 125 feet behind the boat. Have an umbrella rig retriever on board.
27AugFirst Bite Guide Service. Contact Robert by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! Linesides: Decent!! The bite really slowed down since the last full moon. The fish are moving north and can be caught from the Dam to the S-turns. Flats and points are the keys. The numbers are better north of the dam, from Stamp Creek to the S-turns, but the size is better in the Allatoona Creek arm. Downlining shad works best for us.
06AugFirst Bite Guide Service. Contact Robert by e-mail at email@example.com or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! Line-side fishing is Good. The full-moon phase we had last week really slowed the bite. It is starting to rebound and hopefully it will be back to normal by this weekend. The fish are scattered in the water column anywhere from 13 feet to 40 feet deep, between Bartow Carver and Clarks Creek.
30JulFirst Bite Guide Service. Contact Robert by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! The bite this summer has been off the hook. The fish right now are in their late summer pattern. Cooper Branch, Stamp Creek, Iron Hill, Glade, Tanyard and Clark Creeks are the places to be right now. We are catching somewhere between 20 – 60 fish per boat on most half day trips. Down lines are the ticket. We are catching most of our fish off a 30 – 40 foot bottom. Bait is dying very quick at these depths because of the lack of dissolved oxygen. Carry plenty of bait with you. Most days we will go through 140-160 baits per boat. This doesn’t mean we’re catching 140 fish, it just means we are changing our baits every five minutes. Shiners will last a little longer on a hook, but shad is still the ticket. Fresh bait is the key to running up big numbers.