• Lake Oconee Fishing Report - GA

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  • SOUTHERN FISHING SCHOOLS INC. is the ONLY full time Fishing School in the south. We have been fishing these lakes and streams of the south since 1957. We have attended more than 40 worlds championship events, that include 26 Bassmasters Classics, 7 Red Man All Americans and 5 BassNGal World Finals. We can teach anglers of all skill levels how to find and catch more bass

  • Lake Oconee Fishing Report - GA

    LAKE OCONEE IS FULL, 40’S BY CAPTAIN MARK SMITH, REEL TIME SERVICE.


    Lake Oconee is full, the water temperature is 47 to 51. Over the past week we have had a lot of rain. With all the rain and more to come this weekend the lake is very dirty. That's the nice way of saying there is a lot of trash floating as well as mud. Up the rivers, it is just red mud all the way to the 44 bridge, then it is heavy stain until river bend. After river bend it starts to clear a little.


    Bass fishing is slow. The best bite this week has come on the spoon fished on the humps and road beds on the south end of the lake. Use your Lowrance to locate the fish on the sides of the humps and then drop a spoon into them. You can also find some fish in the river bend area of the lake just of the river channel. These fish will take a spoon also. They will be as deep as 30ft. Some of the bigger fish have come in this area. Some fish are starting to show up under docks off the main channel. They a coming on jigs fished up under the docks very slow.


    Striper fishing is poor. The best fishing has been in the middle of the lake and in the afternoon, from Lick Creek to River Bend. Use your Lowrance to locate the schools and you can catch them with spoons and live bait. I have been using bass minnows but shad will also work. You can use the birds to locate some bait and the stripers will be close by.


    Crappie fishing is fair. The fish have started to move into the creeks. Find the cleaner water and the fishing will be a little better. Pushing (spider rigging) have been putting the fish in the cooler. Match your color jig to the water color. As the water warms into the 50 the bite will get better and better.


    Make sure you stop by Sugar Creek Marina and pick up your spoons and all your tackle needs. You can also book your crappie and striper trips as well as on the water Lowrance classes, with Reel Time Service at 404 803 0741 or reeltime@bellsouth.net


    Based on the Fish and Gamer Forecaster, the middle morning to one pm is the best period this weekend. After lunch, fishing will be slow.


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    Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com. Please tell me what model machine you have.


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