Stripers on top early, downlines later.

Report Date: April 15, 2012

Shane Watson Guide Service Report 04-15-12. The stripers on Lake Lanier have been up shallow early most mornings and we have caught them on freelined bluebacks, Spro Mc Sticks, and on white bucktails. Once the sun gets overhead, downlined bluebacks fished 20 to 25 feet deep have worked best. Our boats have caught stripers up the lake, mid-lake, and on further south. Main lake points and the mouths of creeks have been best this week. Some mornings, the stripers have been on top and the freeline and topwater action has been great. At times, they've been deeper and the downline has been best. It really all depends on if they are active and up feeding at daylight. Look for some big ones over the next few weeks on freelines, up on points and humps. We have also caught and released many 6 plus pound spots that are out swimming over open water with the stripers. This report is brought to you by Shane Watson Guide Service, Hammond's Fishing Center, and Carolina Skiff Boats. Good Fishing.

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