Lake Lanier Spotted Bass In April

Fishing report from the April 13, 2019 bass tournament.

Mitchell Grimsley | April 16, 2019

Lake Lanier was clear with water temperatures in the mid 60s. The spotted bass are chasing bait in the mornings off of rocky points. We were catching these fish on flukes on tournament day, but in practice we were catching them on walking topwater baits. We were sitting in the 35 to 42 feet of water in the mornings, and 25 or less feet of water as the sun started to get up. We keyed in on rocky points with wind blowing on them, but the main thing we looked for was bait. Our main baits for the points were spinnerbaits, flukes, topwaters and paddle tail swimbaits.

We also fished some pockets back in the creek arms to look for a kicker largemouth, but we only found more spotted bass. When we were in pockets we were mainly targeting docks with a fluke, wacky worm and popper. The wacky worm seemed to work the best, while the fluke was mainly getting short strikes and followers.

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