So far this August, the fishing has been as good as it gets. More big fish than normal are showing up all over the south end of the lake. Be sure to check out some of the recent pictures on the Up on Lanier Fishing Forum. Half of our big fish are coming on downlines 60 to 80 feet deep. The hard part has been getting them out of the rod holder The other half are coming on jigs “power reeling.” Power reeling is simply dropping a heavy jig tipped with a live herring or plastic shad body below a school of stripers and steadily reeling it up through the school. Many times you can actually see the stripers chasing the jig on the graph. If you have never been striper fishing now is the time to go. This patern will normally stay strong until the first few cold fronts arrive in October.