The Striper Bounty is back! A 50 pd striper is worth $10,000 right now on Lake Lanier. Thanks to John Megal Chevrolet and The Angler Magazine for sponsoring the bounty. The best chance to catch a trophy striper on Lake Lanier is from February 1 to April 1 on Lake Lanier. Depending on the weather, large gizzard shad or blueback herring will be the best baits pulling them on freelines and planer boards. It is not uncommon for us to pull gizzard shad that are in excess of a pound during the Spring. Big fish many times want a big bait.
On another note, there has also been some good fish already caught at night on Long A bombers and Daiwa SP Minnows casting them tight to the banks up in the creeks. This pattern can be incredible during the Spring months as the shallow banks warm from the sun. The bites with this pattern can be arm wrenching.