• 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 DOWN ONE FOOT, 80’S



    The lake is 1 foot low and clear over most of the lake, light stain up the rivers. The temperature is 83 to 87. Same old story. The bass cannot decide if fall is here or is it still summer. The fishing is still on the slow side. With the shorter days the water temperature has stopped rising. The bass have started to move out of the deep water and a few are chasing bait into the coves and creeks all over the lake. A buzz bait at first light will still produce for the first hour of daylight. Soft plastics fished under docks and around wood structure in the mouth of the coves mid lake will produce during daylight hrs. Crank baits fished around bridge rip rap will also produce when Georgia Power is pulling water in the afternoons. Still some fish on the lower lake humps around the dam area. A Carolina rig with a dark worm will catch these fish.

    BY CAPTAIN MARK SMITH, REEL TIME GUIDE SERVICE 404 803 0741 reeltime@bellsouth.net

    Striper fishing is poor. Don't look for much improvement in the striper fishing until fall. I tell ever one the striper bite will start after the middle of October.

    Crappie fishing is fair to good. This is the best fishing on Oconee right now. Some better fish have been showing up this past week. Long lining (trolling) will produce some nice catches. You will need to run your jigs about 10 to 12 feet deep. Down lining crappie minnows into tree tops and on ledges on the main lake at 10 ft. deep will also produce a lot of fish. Use your Lowrance to locate the fish in the tree tops and then drop your bait down to the fish.

    LOWRANCE TIPS: VIEW: NO SPLIT, ZOOM, BOTTOM LOCK, and FLASHER PALLETTE: Palette 1 for 200 kHz, palette 3 for 83 KHz. TEMP GRAPH: Use as needed DEPTH LINE: Use as needed A SCOPE: Vertical flasher use as needed PREVIEW: CURSOR ON or OFF FISH ID: OFF

    We have all the details for our On the Water SONAR School on our web SCHOOLS page. We have the LOWRANCE CARBON and LOWRANCE GEN 3 Touch and the game changing technology in the NEW 3D Lowrance Technology on our boat. Bring any HDS machine only to Lake Lanier and learn it ALL in one day. Call Ken for details. See our Southern Fishing Schools page for the latest screen shots of the LOWRANCE 3D technology. See bass over a ladder in 10 feet of water 158 feet from my boat. www.lowrance.com

    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.

    Call Brian Leiva at www.bbgmarine.com 888 570 0916 for all your Lowrance and other technology.

    We have these books for sale BASS FISHING ON WEST POINT LAKE BASS FISHING LAKE RUSSELL BASS FISHING WEST POINT LAKE and BASS FISHING LAKE HARTWELL. These books have lots of bass fishing and covers every week of the year. Each book $39.00. If you would like a sample of any book send us an e mail to ken@southernfishing.com.

    We offer these waypoints for sale. You get the coordinates and you load them into your GPS unit for Lake Allatoona for $99.00 Lake Lanier for $99.00 Lake Oconee for $99.00 Lake Weiss for $99.00 Lake Hartwell for $99.00 WAYPOINTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

    Ken Sturdivant will be hosting FREE Fishing classes at 4 Forsyth County Library Branch s. These seminars will cover Bass Fishing, Striper Fishing, Crappie Fishing, Fly Fishing and Sonar. These are the dates and times. Anglers DO NOT need to pre register. Please come to the event 30 minutes prior to start time. All events are subjects to change without notice.
    These are the locations: Cumming Library Branch, 585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA 30040, Sharon Forks Branch, Sharon Forks 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming, GA 30041, Hampton Park Branch, Hampton Park 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming, GA 30041, Post Road Branch, Post Road 5010 Post Road, Cumming, GA 30040
    These are the dates, times and topics:
    Sunday October 14, 2018 Hampton Park SONAR 2 to 4 pm Ken Sturdivant will teach this class on Basics of SONAR.
    Sunday, October 21, 2018 Sharon Fork BASS LURES 2 to 4 pm Ken Sturdivant will teach the Basic Bass lures.
    Sunday, November 4, 2018 Post Road: FLY FISHING 2 to 4 pm Meet Rene Hess, FFI Certified Casting Instructor at this class.
    Sunday, November 11, 2018 Cumming Library: SONAR 2 to 4 pm Ken Sturdivant will teach the Basics of SONAR at this class.
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Cumming Library: CRAPPIE 7 pm Ken Sturdivant will teach the basis of Crappie fishing.
    Sunday, November 18, 2018 Sharon Forks: FLY FISHING 2 to 4 pm Rene Hess will teach this class on Basics of FLY FISHING.
    Sunday, December 9, 2018 Hampton Park: FLY FISHING 2 to 4 p.m. Rene Hess, FFI Certified Casting Instructor will teach this class.
    All events are subjects to change without notice.
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