January 2010 Fishing Report

January 29th, 2010 Posted by Fishing Reports 0 comments on “January 2010 Fishing Report”

We’ve had some great jig fishing at times. We’ve also had some great freelining when the fish have been active and up in the water column. These patterns have worked best early morning and late afternoon before the passing of a cold front. After a front passes or if the fish are down, shad body umbrella rigs are your best bet. There a lot of birds mid-lake and south, some on the main lake and some in the creeks. Keep moving until you find some active fish or active seagulls with and without loons for better numbers. If you can’t find any active fish or birds, pull your freelines around the bank and cast a white leadhead fluke or a white 3/8 or 1/2 oz bucktail, to as many points, banks, and boat docks as you can. Don’t be afraid to cast up into a foot or two of water. There are some big, loner stripers to be caught on a jig right now that are up cruising the bank. Use a white fluke trailer, a white hyper striper tail, or a white Fat Albert grub on your bucktail for best results. Most of the time, you won’t see these big fish rolling, you want even know they are there until they slam your jig. This report is brought to you by Shane Watson Guide Service www.lakelanierstripers.com and Hammond’s Fishing Center. Good Fishing.