The cold is finally breaking its hold on Lake Lanier. Fishing is improving quickly. Fishing is equal day and night. I would say your chances of big numbers is bigger at night throwing the bomber and the best chance of a big fish being best during the day especially early and the morning. It will not be uncommon for us to be pulling 12 to 14 inch gizzard shad under balloons on our free lines. We are also picking up a few fish on 3/8ounce bucktails and a few on jerkbaits worked up shallow. If you want to take the chance, now is the best time of the year to catch a trophy striper. However, if you fish with the big baits realize you will cut down on your number of bites but nothing ventured nothing gained. Personally, I think the odds of a big fish right now are worth the risk.