Bigger Stripers Moving Shallow on Lake Lanier.

Report Date: October 3, 2011

Shane Watson Guide Service Report 10-3-11. With these cooler nights we are seeing bigger stripers moving up shallow on Lake Lanier. Our biggest fish this past week was 25 pounds and we had several more in the 18 to 22 pound range. We've had some tremendous top water schooling at times and caught stripers on Spro Dawgs, Bone Spooks, Sebile's, and on a Live Target. We've caught smaller stripers on down lined blue backs over a 30 foot bottom on and just off points. We've also caught a few on a free line, but blind free lining is hit or miss at best. Look for the free line to improve, as more and more fish move shallow up on points, as the surface temps drop into the 60's. Also, free lining will improve out over open water, as more fish begin busting on the surface. The stripers are moving around a lot and you best bet is to keep moving until you find active fish on the surface. You can blind free line and may catch 2 stripers. You can ride and find them active on top and may catch 10 or 15 stripers casting lures. The surface temps are down in the low 70's and we looking for a good top water fall season. There are also stripers biting Long A Bombers on the south end from 7 till midnight on windy points and sandy pockets. Historically, the night bomber bite is best when the lake is down and all the sandy beaches are exposed. Pink or the baby striper colors are best. This report is brought to you by Shane Watson Guide Service 770-889-5549, Hammond's Fishing Center, and Carolina Skiff Boats. Good Fishing and We Appreciate Your Business.

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