August 2019 Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report
Most of the stripers have pushed down the lake and are in their normal summertime haunts. South end creek channels like Big, Shoal, Two, Four, Six Mile and Bald Ridge all have fish in them. In early August, there will still be some fish in main-lake pockets in 50 to 70 feet of water first thing in the morning. As the sun gets up, they will move out to the creek channels and the river channel in 90 to 120 feet of water. The best bet for catching these fish is a downline 30 to 80 feet down, over and in these fish. Make sure you have a lively bait on the hook at all times. The herring are finicky this time of year, so give them plenty of leader to swim on. We will be using 8 to 10 feet of 10-lb. fluorocarbon leader and a No. 1 octopus or octopus circle hook this month and changing baits out every five to seven minutes as well. You will go through plenty of herring this time of year to keep the best bait possible down there. The power reeling bite will also get better and better this month. A magnum Parker spoon or a 2-oz. Capt. Mack’sSuper or Chipmunk jig with a 6-inch trailer or even one of your dead herring will be the best choices for power reeling. Drop down through the school, and start cranking it back up past the school, and hang on. This technique is a great way to keep a school of fish fired up, and be sure to hang on as they try to rip the rod out of your hands. It will be hot, so make sure you have some water with you when you get out there to catch ’em up.
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