Early Spring Striper and Crappie Fishing

Report Date: February 8, 2013

Shane Watson Guide Service Report 02-08-13. Looks like an early spring this year on Lake Lanier. The stripers are moving back in the creeks and the crappie are feeding well. Up the lake our boats have done well on the stripers using down lined blue backs and trout fished 30 to 40 feet deep over a 35 to 50 foot bottom. Down the lake, free lines have worked best in the backs to the middle of creeks. Trout, blue backs, and gizzard shad are all working on a free line. When the fish have been up boiling on the surface, white lead head flukes combined with an accurate cast will catch one every time. Some days the birds are a help, some days not. We have caught stripers under birds with and without loons, so hit every opportunity you see. Capt Mack's 4 arm u-rigs are also working well when the fish have been up in the water column and active. It's great to see the lake level coming up again. If we can keep this pace of inflow, it will be full by summer. This report is brought to you by Shane Watson Guide Service, Hammond's Fishing Center, Carolina Skiff, and Batteries Plus. Good Fishing and We Appreciate Your Business.

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