Posts Tagged ‘GEORGIA’

GEORGIA: Lake Allatoona – Take Your Umbrella Rigs

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Line-Sides bite is Slow.

The lake is starting to turnover and the fish are scatter from one end of the lake to the other including the rivers.

These fish are on the move and are hard to stay on top of once you do find them. Then you throw in the full moon this pasted Saturday and the 3 plus inches of rain we had it makes fishing twice as tough as a normal turnover…

If your heading out this week be sure to take your Umbrella Rigs. The trolling bite isn’t much better then the live bait bite, but it will catch you a few fish this time of year…

I think we are getting just days away from a good bite.

The water temperature is in the middle 70’s and good things are just around the corner…..

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
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GEORGIA: Fish Caught on Live Shrimp also Hitting DOA’s & Soft Plastic Baits

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The trout bite has been very strong all summer long most of the fish have been right under the keeper size but there are TONS of fish.

This fall should be one of the best inshore bites in a long time and I can not wait. Most of the fish have been caught on live shrimp but there are also hitting DOA’s and any soft plastic baits.

As for the redfish I have seen a lot of rat reds which I love to see and a few of the big reds are also starting to bite back in the rivers.

Capt. Jeff Stokes
Reel Stoked Charter Fishing
p: 912-269-9041


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GEORGIA: Lake Lanier – Best Fishing has been South of Brown’s Bridge

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Striper fishing on Lanier has been great.

Some days we have been catching some really good numbers. The days we are catching numbers, the fish are out over the channel feeding on schools of bait 30 feet down on a 90-120 foot bottom. When the fish are in this pattern the schools of fish we are finding are huge. Double hook ups are a common occurrence this time of year. Knowing where the tree lines are and schools of bait are are critical to finding these fish. On most days this week the fish are more active in the afternoon. However, we are still catching them in the morning. The fish are in different places making them slightly more difficult to catch. The down-line bite has been hard to beat. But the lead core bite is a close second. 6-9 colors with a 1 oz flash foil buck tail has been producing well for us. Fishing should be at it’s best through August. The best fishing has been south of browns bridge to the dam.

Spotted bass fishing has also been great on brush piles in 20-30 feet of water. The drop shot rig has been producing some great numbers of spots for us. Catching Spots on ultra light spinning gear is a lot of fun.

Capt. Scott Collins
Gettin Lucky Fishing
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GEORGIA: Best Bite Right Now is in Eye Sight of the Dam

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Line side fishing is Good.

The bite has slowed down a little compare to last weeks, but over all is still pretty good. The best bite right now is in eye site of the dam.

Most anglers are putting in at Red Top and not even starting the big motor. The Top Water bite is probably the most popular bite right now, are popping corks are working best. The fish are busting most morning from the bridge at Red Top to the dam.

There has also been some top water action in the Allatoona Creek Arm near Harbor Town. The down-line bite remains strong, but bite is dying quick. You need to carry plenty of bait with you and change them out every five minutes. Thread fin shad are working best on my boats fished 2 – 30 feet deep out over the river channel and the mouth of the creeks.

There are a lot people doing really well with shiners right now. Shiners will live longer on a hook then a shad from NOW to the end of Sept, but shad are still king when it comes to live bait fishing…..

Not really much to report from the north end of the lake. All of my boats are fishing south and Probably will be for the next 4 weeks….

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
p: 770 827-6282


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GEORGIA: Seeing Some Great Top Water at Times

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The fishing on Lake Lanier has been very good overall, since my last report.

Our boats have done well on freelined bluebacks out over the channel and on points and humps. We are seeing some great top water at times and a Spro Mc Stick and a freelined blueback are working well on these surfacing fish. We’ve also caught a few on top using a Redfin and a Spook. Mid-lake and south have been best on my boat. There are some nice stripers in the very backs of creeks, but we’ve mostly been further on out on the main lake. We’ve also been catching and releasing some super magnum spots that are out swimming with the stripers. Check out our Twitter page to see a 7 pound spot that we weighed and released. The crappie fishing has also been very good. Our crappie guide has been doing well on minnows and jigs around brush. We will be open for morning and afternoon trips daily during spring great.

The fishing has been very good and it’s a great time of the year to bring a kid or elderly person out for some warm weather fun.

Capt. Shane Watson
Shane Watson Guide Service Inc.
p: 770-889-5549

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GEORGIA: Lake Allatoona – Flex-It in Chartreuse Will Get Gobbled

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Very good.

Fishing this week is the same as last weeks maybe a little better, change nothing…. The fish are biting well, and we have been catching 15- to 30-fish on most trips, when at this time last year big shad kills had almost shut down the fishing.

The north end of the lake has been so muddy that it hasn’t been worth fishing.

Likewise, the south end — from Bethany Bridge to Tanyard — hasn’t been worth fishing either, mid-lake, from Duck Hole down to the dam is where most of the fish are. There are a few fish being caught from Duck Hole to Harbortown, but the highest concentrations of fish are from Galts Ferry to Clear Creek, and there are huge schools of fish and tons of boats in the 1/2-mile stretch at Bartow Carver.

The last two weeks has almost been like a late-summer bite, in that downlines are the deal. The fish are anywhere from 25 to 50 feet deep, I suggested starting the morning with downlines at about 32 feet and then adjusting as you figure out where the fish are. Medium shiners and shad are working equally well as bait, with trout running a close third. Spoons are also a good option if the fish appear to be sitting near the bottom. A 1/4- to 1/2-oz. Flex-It in chartreuse will get gobbled as quickly as a live bait if the fish are on the bottom. An umbrella rig will also catch a few fish, but they won’t hit it in muddy water.

Find the cleanest water available where you’re still marking fish before you pull a U-rig. His success with the U-rig has also come mid-lake.

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
P: 770 827-6282

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GEORGIA: Lake Allatoona – Medium Shiners and Shad are Working Equally Well

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Very good.

The fish are biting well, and we have been catching 15- to 30-fish on most trips, when at this time last year big shad kills had almost shut down the fishing.

The north end of the lake has been so muddy that it hasn’t been worth fishing.

Likewise, the south end — from Bethany Bridge to Tanyard — hasn’t been worth fishing either, mid-lake, from Duck Hole down to the dam is where most of the fish are.

There are a few fish being caught from Duck Hole to Harbortown, but the highest concentrations of fish are from Galts Ferry to Clear Creek, and there are huge schools of fish and tons of boats in the 1/2-mile stretch at Bartow Carver.

The last two weeks has almost been like a late-summer bite, in that downlines are the deal. The fish are anywhere from 25 to 50 feet deep, I suggested starting the morning with downlines at about 32 feet and then adjusting as you figure out where the fish are. Medium shiners and shad are working equally well as bait, with trout running a close third. Spoons are also a good option if the fish appear to be sitting near the bottom. A 1/4- to 1/2-oz. Flex-It in chartreuse will get gobbled as quickly as a live bait if the fish are on the bottom. An umbrella rig will also catch a few fish, but they won’t hit it in muddy water. Find the cleanest water available where you’re still marking fish before you pull a U-rig. His success with the U-rig has also come mid-lake.

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
p: 770-827-6282


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GEORGIA: Lake Allatoona – Remember to Down Size Hooks to Match Shiners for More Strikes

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Line-Sides is Good.

I didn’t fish as much as I would have like this week due to the weather but the few times I was on the water fishing was good. The bait is starting to move back into the Creek and so are the Striper and Hybrids.

Mid lake seems to be holding better numbers of fish then the southend and the northend but I think all the creeks on the lake will produce line-sides right now. Shiners fished on free-lines and planner boards are producing better then trout and shad right now. Remember to down size your hooks to match your shiners for more strikes.

After the sun comes up switch to pulling umbrella Rigs. I have had my best luck this week pulling my rigs 145 feet behind the boat at 3.1 to 3.4 miles and hour. And have caught fish weighting up to 21 lbs.

As the lake starts to clears the umbrella rig bite will get great.

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
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GEORGIA: Lake Lanier – Leadhead Flukes and Bucktail Jigs are Working

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Since my last report the striper fishing on Lake Lanier hasn’t changed much.

The fish are still surfacing most mornings before the passing of a cold front and you can catch stripers on freelined and planerboard trout, and bluebacks. Leadhead flukes and bucktail jigs are also working on these rolling fish. We have also done well trolling Capt. Mack’s 3 arm u-rigs thru the diving birds and rolling fish.

There has also been a decent spoon bite. There are groups of stripers scattered both north and south, also in the popular mid-lake creeks. We are catching fish around diving seagulls with and without loons. Downlined trout are producing best when the fish are down 30 to 80 feet deep. Overall, the striper fishing remains about the same. It’s been good most days, but with these passing wintertime cold fronts, the stripers might be up on the bank rolling one day and 80 feet deep on a downline the next.

Good Fishing and We Appreciate Your Business.

Capt. Shane Watson
Shane Watson Guide Service
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GEORGIA: Keep a Super Fluke, Sammy or Zara Spook Ready

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Linesides: Good, The rain we had ealier this week as really stain the northend of the lake. This really didn’t hurt me because I wasn’t spending much time north of the S-Turns any way. There are fish in the S-Turns but mostly white bass. The Umbrella rig bite is starting to be the best over all bite on the lake.

Free-lines and planner boards are working early in the morning and then again right before dust. But end between sun up and sun down the umbrella bite is king.. “There is a down-rods bite buy nothing like the umbrella bite.. We caught most of our fish again this week on our U-rigs then live bait, and that is about norm for most of the winter. I am targeting the flats from the S-turns all the way up to Clear Creek. I’m not even looking in the Allatoona arm right now. There’s a ton of fish moving up on flats and points to feed on small threadfin right now. Catch them on jigging spoons or Rooster Tails if you can get them deep enough. Fish 10 to 12 feet deep. The flats off Gaults have been good, as well as the island at Harbor Town and Bartow-Carver.

Seagulls are starting to show up. I expect in December the fishing will be full blown.

Key on birds and topwater. Keep a Super Fluke, Sammy or Zara Spook ready.

Pull flatlines and planer boards, and later in the mornings pull a lighter three-arm U-rig.

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
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