Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24 Lake Lanier Fishing Report 2010

Right now, the water temperature is higher than normal on Lake Lanier. The surface water temperature is around 88 degrees. The good news is the water temperature down deep is better than normal due to the very cold winter. The stripers are keyed in on the schools of herring out in the deep water. With each passing day, the striper are moving deeper and deeper. Right now the stripers are still 30 feet deep on the edges of the points up and down the lake. Any day the stripers are going to pull out over the open water and some of the best fishing of the year will be upon us. Downlines 30 feet deep or deeper are already the best tactic for catching these fish and will continue into the Summer. Be sure to use 12 to 15 pound P-line flourocarbon on your leaders to increase your bites and take plenty of bait. Also be sure to use small hooks like the Mustad 1/0 octopus hook and a quality 1 and 1 /2 ounce swivel sinker to increase the action of your baits . If your bait is not active you will not catch them. Also look for the leadcore bite to develop out over the open water in the coming weeks. Tie the leadcore with a 1 1/2 ounce Chipmunk jig and tip the jig with a 6 inch chartreuse trailer.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

New Hydroglow

Hydroglow has just introduced a new underwater light for night fishing. The light is L.E.D. and much brighter than the old version. If you want to draw in baitfish for striped bass and other gamefish give it a try. They are now available at the Fishing Pharmacy. The link is below. It is really amazing to watch 20 pound plus fish lazily swim through the light. Hydroglow