May 2017 Lake Lanier Fishing Report
Striper Fishing is good! Water temperatures are in the mid 70’s and the lake is down about 8 feet. We are finding more fish on the north end of the lake right now as opposed to the south end. The Striper Experience is catching fish in creek mouths from Browns Bridge to Wahoo Creek.
The best bite so far this spring has been live bait. Look for schools in 75-100 feet of water and if possible, start fishing your down lines from 5′ above the bottom to about 50′ deep. These fish have also been responding to the Magnum Spoon by Ben Parker. Drop the spoon to the bottom and burn it back up to about 25′ and start all over. Watch for strikes as you drop back down as it happens often.
The leadcore bite is also heating up. Pull your Captain Mack’s Chipmunk Jig 6-8 colors between 2.5 and 3 MPH in these areas while you are looking for the schools. If you are seeing single fish at 30-40′ then leadcore will be your best bet vs. trying to drop bait to those single fish. Captain Mack’s URigs are also starting to produce. This bite has been best in the afternoon on sunny days. Schools of fish are showing up on the main lake humps and points in 25-35′ of water. Most of these areas are best if they have brush piles on them.
Call 678-300-4865 today to get in on the fun and book your Striper Experience!