Lake Rabun Fishing Report December 2011

GON Staff | November 23, 2011

Rabun: Level: Full pool. Temp: 54 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Largemouths: Very good. Tyler Clore, with Georgia Lake Fishing, reports, “The big fish are staying in 15 to 20 feet of water in heavy brush. We’re catching these fish on herring-colored jerkbaits and swimbaits fished very slowly. We are also catching fish on a white, mid-running crankbait. Crank the bait slowly, and be ready for the bait to get hammered at any time. I’ve had strikes as soon as the bait hit the water at the shoreline and when the bait is almost at the boat.”

Spotted Bass: Good. Tyler reports, “The spotted bass have been up schooling. We have been catching them on a pearl/white fluke and a jerkbait. A pattern that’s working really well right now is throwing a Carolina rig with a green-pumpkinseed Trick Worm on the long points near the mid and south.”

Good. Capt. Wes Carlton reports, “The walleye are beginning to show up in their winter places. These fish have been biting everything, including live bait like worms, crappie minnows and herring. The trolling bite has been good also. We have been catching bigger fish on spoons — Johnson gold, and Loco Orange — trolled on the surface. Trolling jerkbaits has been working well also. A 5- to 6-inch bait in white has produced better numbers of fish. These fish should continue to bite well over the next month or so.”

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