The downline bite is in full swing here on Lake Lanier. With the hot weather the fish have went deep as expected. We are fishing 28 to 40 ft deep for the most part on the north end of the lake. With each passing week, the stripers are moving further and further down the lake concentrating the fish into less and less water.
The big surprise has been the number of fish still being caught on topwater this late in June. The abnormally cold water we had this winter has resulted in the deep water being colder than normal and as a result the topwater bite was later than normal. We are still catching some good fish on seven inch redfins and walking topwater baits like the Super Spook.
If you are looking to book a trip for the first time on Lake Lanier. Now is the time. The weather is great and the fishing is the most consistent of the year. We hope to see you soon. Remember weekdays are always better than the weekend due to the number of boats on the weekend.