June 2013 Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report
Capt. Ron Mullins
June 23, 2013
Lake Lanier - Freshwater Fishing Report
Fishing on Lake Lanier has been outstanding for the past few weeks. We have caught good numbers of stripers and have had unbelievable action.
The lake is approximately one foot above pool and in the water temperatures are in the low 80's from mid lake to the dam. This year's long spring has kept the lake temperatures down and the rain has kept the water quality good on the north end of the lake.
The downline bite is really starting to heat up. I am concentrating on 50-60' of water off of primary creek and river channel points. Most of these points are also close to turns in these channels. The stripers are using these channels as highways to move to the south end and these points make great stop overs for feeding.
I am putting my baits down 20-35' and letting the fish decide what depth they want to eat at for the day. The fish are getting in bigger and bigger schools and really setting up nicely for lead core trolling which is a great technique for getting a striper in the boat.
Spotted bass have been very aggressive and spot tail minnows on a drop shot will be the way to go for the next couple of months. Look for brush piles in 25-35' of water on main lake points and humps. Drop your minnow straight down into the pile and hang on for the bite. If you can't get spot tails, this can be done with medium shiners or nightcrawlers.
Capt. Ron Mullins - The Striper Experience, Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Guide - 678-300-4865, www.thestriperexperience.com
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