Lake Lanier Fishing Report June 2017
Lanier: Level: 7 feet below full pool. Temp: 70 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Spotted Bass: Tournament angler Ryan Coleman reports, “Fishing is excellent as you might expect for Lanier this time of year. Late May through mid July is pretty much our peak bite. Most of our fish have either spawned or are spawning, but there will be a few hard-headed ones in June that will move on the main lake and spawn. The fish that have spawned are now out feeding. The topwater bite is starting to explode, so look for schooling fish all over the south end, along with some very shallow fish up on the reef poles and rocky points. I have been doing well with a medium Chug Bug, a small walking bait and a Whopper Plopper in any of the shad colors. I have been working brush in 15 to 20 feet of water all day. We have had some nice fish come up from the depths on top this week. Another great pattern that has been working is just fishing a pearl Zoom Super Fluke out over the humps and brush. I have been working this on a spinning rod with a braid/flouro combo. Twitching the bait out over points and brush has been fantastic for both spots and stripers. During the middle of the day, the spots are getting tighter to the brush and can be caught on a 3/8-oz. SpotSticker Casting jig in green craw or rootbeer. These two colors have been killing it this week. I am still putting a 5-inch Yamamoto twin tail on my jig and basically using cinnamon/black or green-pumpkin colored trailers. Look for these bites, plus the drop shot to turn on in mid June and continue into July.”
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