Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trophy Lake Lanier Stripers

As always for this time of year the tropy stripers are starting to show up. On friday February 13 we boated a 35lb striper. Due to the spring spawn coming up, the big female stripers are on the move and they are hungry. Do not be afraid to pull very large baits this time of year. Lake Lanier still has some very large stripers. The lake record is 46 pounds.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Had a great day out on the lake yesterday. Witht eh approaching weather the stripers decided to eat. We picked up fish on a little bit of everything. We caught fish on bucktails, freelines, planer boards, and umbrella rigs. Looks like spring may finally be on its way. The water temperature is starting to get close to fifty degrees. Once the water temperature hits fifty-five degrees look for the bomber bite to pick up at night. The pink Long-A is hard to beat. Cast the lure up shallow and slowly reel it back to the boat. Most of yur bites will be in two to five feet of water. Spring is also the best time of year for a big fish. It is not umcommon for us to use 12 inch shad in the springtime for bait. Be sure to use heavier tackle for the big baits. The saying that big baits equal big fish is definitely true. See you out on the lake.