Team Lanier went back to those hard hitting hybrids from last week. We had another great day boating several. Most were small in the 4lb range but three were 6lb plus. We did manage to get in a spotted gar too. Only saw 3 boats the whole day and on a Saturday no less.
Team Lanier had a great day on Lake Hartwell today fishing with Bill Chasey of Buford GA. We caught and released 22 Hybrid Bass in five hours fishing the Tugalo river almost to Yonah Dam. Among the countless water releases which didn’t stop our trek heading up river to catch these hard hitting fish, we caught a fish about every 13 minutes. We did get a triple but we were only able to get 2 fish actually in the boat as it was like a Chinese fire drill with downrods going down all around the boat.
Team Lanier assisted Captain Lynn Gregory in the Oakwood Striper Club tournament today. A 33 1/2″ Striper was caught on a red diagonal cork with a blueback herring over an 80 ft. bottom under heavy mist. The water temperature was 50.5 with a variable wind. Several chunky Spots were also caught.
GO TEAM LANIER
Two boats set out on Saturday targeting stripers at Laurel Park. To say that the water was muddy would be an understatement. Pulling umbrella rigs through hundreds of marked fish was the method chosen yet there was not a bite to be had. Switching to downlined herring at least brought some results with an 18″ striper. The wind picked up quite a bit after that but it was a good day to get the group out.
GO TEAM LANIER
Boat 1: Steve Lelle & Lynn Gregory
Boat 2: Steve Scott & Clayton Nugent
This striper was caught by a Team Lanier no boater Clayton Nugent. This was his first striper. It was caught 135′ behind the boat on an oblong quick release
bobber. A large gizzard shad was used with a stinger and placed 35′ behind the bobber then the bobber was put 100′ behind the boat. The striper fight lasted 15 minutes.