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Latest Allatoona Fishing Report
Allatoona July 2015 Fishing Report
Allatoona: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 84-87 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Tournament pro and radio host Matt Driver reports, “The month of July is tough during the daylight hours. The bass have made a full transition and will continue the summer pattern through September. Most fish have moved to deep and mid-depth brush. We are seeing some smaller bass schooling in the mornings and evenings on main-lake points. Deep crankbaits like the Spro Little John...

Latest Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry July 2015 Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 1.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 85 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fishing is up and down, says tournament director Dennis Hudson. “We had an afternoon tournament here the other day that took 21 pounds to win. They were fishing frogs in the grass. The frog fishing has been pretty good. Frogs and buzzbaits are doing pretty well in the grass at daylight, but that isn’t lasting long at all. It’s getting so hot now that very few people are...

Latest Blackshear Fishing Report
Blackshear July 2015 Fishing Report
Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 88 degrees. Clarity: Main lake clear, river lightly stained.

Crappie: Rusty Parker reports, “The crappie have been biting fairly decent for me. Even with this unrelenting heat, I have been able to bring in a few good slabs. I have had my best luck by fishing shallow trashpiles, and the crappie have been hanging tight to structure. The minnows die quickly now because of the heat wave. I go to my jigs if I fish during this kind of heat. I...

Latest Blue Ridge Fishing Report
Blue Ridge July 2015 Fishing Report
Blue Ridge: Level: Full pool. Temp: 80-83 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “We are catching fish in the mornings and afternoons on Strike King Sexy Dogs and Zara Spooks. Once the sun gets up, we’re catching bass on drop shots, shaky heads and jigs in 8 to 30 feet of water. I’m targeting shady docks, step bank lines and lay downs. The bass are scattered on main-lake points due to all the boat traffic. I’m using my electronics to...

Latest Burton Fishing Report
Burton July 2015 Fishing Report
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 84 degrees. Clarity: Full pool.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The spotted bass bite has been a little slow over the last few days. Most of the spots have finished up spawning and are trying to recover. Look for these bass along the seawalls or close to deep-water docks. They are holding close to the spawning blueback herring and gorging themselves on them. A yellow perch pattern jerkbait works well with these fish. Look for these spots to...

Latest Carters Fishing Report
Carters July 2015 Fishing Report
Carters: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 83-86 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Spotted Bass: Good. Guide Louie Bartenfield reports, “The bite seems to be getting better as the bass make their way into a full summer pattern. However, this is the slowest early June bite I remember over the past 8 to 10 years. The bass are feeding heavily on tiny shad and herring all across the lake. Almost every fish I’m seeing is spitting up lots of these small young-of-the-year shad....

Latest Chatuge Fishing Reports
Chatuge July 2015 Fishing Report
Chatuge: Level: 0.2 feet above full pool. Temp: 80-82 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Guide Eric Welch reports, “We’re catching some good-sized spotted bass on topwater at first light. I’m targeting the mouths of pockets and long points with a Sexy Dog and a Sammy until the sun gets up. If it stays cloudy, this bite works on up in the day. There have also been some hybrids breaking in the mornings. Once the topwater bite is over, we’re fishing drop...

Latest Clarks Hill Fishing Report
Clarks Hill July 2015 Fishing Report
Clarks Hill: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. William Hooker reports, “I have been getting some topwater action in the early mornings, mainly on prop baits and buzzbaits around bream beds. The buzzbait and prop bait I use are made locally by Green Fish Tackle. I fished with another one of our locals Wednesday (June 17), and we had five bass that weighed 17 pounds. Some fishermen are dragging the worms on humps and in brushpiles. The...

Latest Eufaula Fishing Report
Eufaula July 2015 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: 2.5 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Guide Sam Williams reports, “The lake level continues to drop and fluctuate from day to day. The pads are now open and holding good baitfish, so the bass are there. Bass are slow to bite. You need to be patient, and work an area out good with various baits before you leave them. The baitfish will usually start to get active when the sun gets up. You may find action deep in the cover....

Latest Hartwell Fishing Report
Hartwell July 2015 Fishing Report
Hartwell: Level: 0.2 feet above full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing is still good right now, and you can catch them on a variety of lures and patterns. We have been catching some bass early in the mornings on topwater and flukes around main-lake humps, islands and points right off the drops into deeper water. Once the sun gets up high, we have been fishing a drop shot and Carolina rigs around the same...

Latest Lanier Fishing Report
Lanier July 2015 Fishing Report
Lanier: Level: 1.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Guide and tournament pro Ryan Coleman reports, “The lake is still a little below full pool, and the surface temps climbed this week to the mid to upper 80s. The surface temp is already higher than the entire last summer. From the outlook, we are in this type of weather for the rest of this summer. The two-week forecast looks like more of the same. Fishing changed some this week with...

Latest Oconee Fishing Report
Oconee July 2015 Fishing Report
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Clear down the lake; light stain up the lake.

Crappie: Guide Al Bassett reports, “Crappie fishing currently is excellent. Fish are holding in deeper water over brushpiles, standing timber and deep drop-offs. Use your Lowrance HDS and LSS-2 to find the fish on the brushpiles or the deep drop-offs before you start fishing. You may have to check many areas before you find the crappie, but when you locate them, you have found a...

Latest Russell Fishing Report
Russell July 2015 Fishing Report
Russell: Level: 0.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has still been tougher on Russell than the surrounding lakes for some reason. You can still catch spotted bass in 15 to 20 feet of water, they just tend to be smaller and less aggressive than usual. We have started catching a few largemouth as the water has warmed up and pushed more fish onto the deeper drops around points and timber. As...

Latest Saltwater Fishing Report
Saltwater July 2015 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. David Newlin reports, “The heat of summer is here in full force. Water temps are around 86 degrees all over the rivers and sounds. The good news is that we have a big crop of redfish on the way—small redfish seem to be everywhere. This past week we caught trout, redfish, sheepshead, flounder, sharks and tarpon. That is just part of the mix of fish that we have inside in July. Fishing the traditional live shrimp under a cork will get you a lot of bites, but...

Latest Seminole Fishing Report
Seminole July 2015 Fishing Report
Seminole: Level: 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp. 86-88 degrees. Clarity: Chattahoochee and Flint are slightly stained and Spring Creek is clear.

Bass: Tournament pro Matt Baty reports, “The weather is on fire, and so is the bass fishing on Seminole right now. A local tournament was won with more than 30 pounds, and second place was also 30 pounds. The bass now have high metabolisms with the summer heat and are feeding heavily on bream and shad. The hydrilla is topping out...

Latest Tobesofkee Fishing Report
Tobesofkee July 2015 Fishing Report
Tobesofkee: Bass: Tournament angler Clayton Batts reports, “The bite has been good for the most part of June but will begin to slow down as the water temperatures begin to the upper 80s by the first part of July. The best bite will be early and late with a Pop-R around main-lake grass and seawalls where bream and shad are present. The mid-day bite is very tough on Tobesofkee due to all the boat traffic and the significant thermocline that sets up on Tobesofkee. Look for bass on main-lake...

Latest Weiss Fishing Report
Weiss July 2015 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: “Bass fishing has been very good,” says Bill Hamlin at Little River Marina. “It took 23 pounds to win a tournament here last week. The fishermen are concentrating on the deeper docks and the ledges. On the docks, black-and-blue jigs and summer-craw jigs are catching most of the bass. Out on the ledges, pearl-colored DD22 crankbaits seem to be taking most of the fish, but some on...

Latest West Point Fishing Report
West Point July 2015 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Low to mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Expect some largemouth to begin to show up on some of the deeper structure as the water temps really start to heat up over the next few weeks. Zoom Ol Monster worms either Texas- or Carolina-rigged or a Bomber Fat Free 7 or 8 in citrus shad are a couple of the favorite baits for exploring the offshore structure. Old roadbeds, pond dams and channel...

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