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Lake Lanier Fishing Report

February Fishing Report 2017

The fishing here on Lake Lanier has been outstanding the past month. The stripers have decided to stay shallow all Winter feeding on threadfin shad. The threadfin shad are very small so we have had to change to small baits on light line. Most days we have been using 10 pound Trilene 100 % Flourocarbon. That being said, we are starting to get some action on the big baits like rainbow trout and gizzard shad. Some much going on it is hard to find time to do it all. Some of the schools of stripers have been massive.

Looking forward to the big fish bite that is already developing as the fish begin to prepare for the Spring Spawn. The $10,000 striper bounty is also back again this year.  The first person to catch a 50 pound striper is walking away with $10,000 thanks to John Megal Chevrolet and The Angler Magazine. The best chance for this is always early Spring and this year is no exception. The metabolism of the big females will increase as the spawn approaches and they will have to eat. Lots of things have to go right to catch a record fish but one thing is for sure, you have to be fishing. Now is a great time to be on the water. You will not catch them sitting at home. See you on the water,

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