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Latest Allatoona Fishing Report
Allatoona February 2015 Fishing Report
Allatoona: Level: 12.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 45 degrees. Clarity: Mostly stained except in the dam area and in Stamp Creek.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “February can be tough on Allatoona. Some of the coldest temps of the year happen at the end of January. At the first of February, bass are still in a winter pattern and are not quite to the point of migrating to staging areas for the spawn. There is still lots of bait in the main lake at the mouths of...

Latest Blue Ridge Fishing Report
Blue Ridge February 2015 Fishing Report
Blue Ridge: Level: 12.6 feet low. Temp: 42-44 degrees. Clarity: Main lake is clear; river is a little stained.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “It’s been a pretty good winter so far. We’ve really not had cold enough weather for any of the lake to freeze so far this year. I’m still catching fish in the 12- to 40-foot range on the drop shot, using 4.5 RoboWorms. The main body of the lake has been clear, and on sunny days some of the bass have been moving up...

Latest Burton Fishing Report
Burton February 2015 Fishing Report
Burton: Level: 7.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 43 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The lake is now back to its normal winter pool level with the recent rainfall that Georgia has received. The bass bite has been good. Most of the fish we caught came off a 1/2-oz. white Super Spin with a Zoom Flake Paddle Tail. These fish are glued to the bottom, so try rolling the bait just above the bottom on long points over the main lake. The strike zone seems to...

Latest Carters Fishing Report
Carters February 2015 Fishing Report
Carters: Level: 1.1 feet below full. Temp: 48 degrees. Clarity: About 5 feet visibility.

Bass: Guide Louie Bartenfield reports, “Fishing remains consistent despite the dropping water temperatures and crazy weather. Recently our lake fluctuated from 3ft below pool, to 8ft over-full-pool, back to 5ft below pool, all in 4 days; crazy weather. Water temps are holding from 45-48 throughout the lake and river. February is not the greatest month to fish Carters Lake for Spotted...

Latest Clarks Hill Fishing Report
Clarks Hill February 2015 Fishing Report
Clarks Hill: Level: 3.6 feet low. Temp: 51 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: William Hooker said he’s been catching bass in the 20-foot depth range using Texas-rigged worms or Greenfish jigs. “I have heard of some big sacks being caught by some of the local bass gurus that are fishing the upper end of the lake,” William said. “I’ve also been catching all the white perch you care to clean in the 50- to 75-foot range using spoons from Academy...

Latest Eufaula Fishing Report
Eufaula February 2015 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: 1.4 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: 49-53 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Tournament pro Les Bratcher reports, “Lake Eufaula is in winter pattern. There have been catches shallow on warm days on a jig, but most anglers who winter fish are grabbing a jigging spoon and going deep. The spring is on the way, and Eufaula should be one of the places you need to be at. All indications this should be a fun spring with lots of big sacks being brought to the...

Latest Hartwell Fishing Report
Hartwell February 2015 Fishing Report
Hartwell: Level: 3.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 46-48 degrees. Clarity: Stained to clear.

Bass: The Bassmaster Classic is on Lake Hartwell Feb. 20-22. For more information, turn to page 14. Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “When it’s cold like this, bass tend to be in channels and deep banks. If you get a warm spell, though, they might go a bit shallower, and you can look for rocks and blowdowns. A favorite seasonal bait is a 4-inch Zoom Z Drop worm on a...

Latest Jackson Fishing Report
Jackson February 2015 Fishing Report
Jackson: Level: 1.2 feet low. Temp: 43-47 degrees. Clarity: Mostly stained, especially up the lake.

Bass: Fair. Tournament fisherman Aaron Batson reports, “Look for a consistent bite from big spotted bass down the lake in clearer, more stable water right now. Upper lake areas keep getting blown out with heavy rains. Bass can be caught on Lucky Craft jerkbaits and slow-rolled Fish Head Spins out over 8 to 15 feet of water. Bass are running in schools. When you find them, you...

Latest Lanier Fishing Report
Lanier February 2015 Fishing Report
Lanier: Level: 0.9 feet low. Temp: Upper 40s on the lower end. Clarity: Clear.

Spotted Bass: Guide and tournament pro Ryan Coleman reports, “Slow and typical. The recent rains have brought the lake back up almost 3 feet, and the cooler temperatures have dropped the surface temps down in the 40s where it should be this time of year. The rising water levels have scattered the fish all over on the lower end. I am catching bass in 5 feet of water and in 55 feet of water. There...

Latest Oconee Fishing Report
Oconee February 2015 Fishing Report
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 40s. Clarity: Lightly stained with typical medium stain up the lake.

Bass: Fair. Tournament fisherman Aaron Batson reports, “Some bass are still out very deep in 18 to 24 feet of water. They are being caught on 3/4-oz. Net Boy Baits football jigs tipped with a Trixster Baits twin-tail grubs in browns and greens. Dip the soft plastic in clear JJ’s Magic for more bites. Later this month if we get warmer weather, look for bass...

Latest Russell Fishing Report
Russell February 2015 Fishing Report
Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: 45-49 degrees. Clarity: Clear with some stained water up the major creeks.

Bass: Good. Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “Bass are bunched up around bait in 35 to 45 feet of water. The drop shot is still producing numbers of fish, but the bigger bass are coming off the spoon or a jig around rocks and wood. With the recent changes in weather, the bait and bass have been moving more than usual, but once you locate them on your...

Latest Saltwater Fishing Report
Saltwater February 2015 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. Judy Helmey reports, “Inshore redfish fishing has always been good in February, but you need to keep in mind that the water is a lot clearer, causing the fish to be a bit more skittish. Keep as quiet as possible. Pick areas in the sounds where sloughs flow onto bars or flats. The best spots should have at least 6 inches of water at mean low tide. The best days are those that have a midday low tide stage with sunny conditions. I like to fish the bottom of the low...

Latest Seminole Fishing Report
Seminole February 2015 Fishing Report
Seminole: Level: 0.2 feet above full pool. Temp. 51-54 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament pro Matt Baty reports, “Bass are biting but are in tight schools and are a little hard to find. Look for areas on the main lake that are close to deep water and have good grass present. A lipless crankbait is hard to beat right now, but a ChatterBait is also good. For the lipless crankbait, use Sunline FX2 Braid in 50-lb., a Spro Aruku Shad 75 in mudbug red, and a Lews Team Lite...

Latest Sinclair Fishing Report
Sinclair February 2015 Fishing Report
Sinclair: Level: 1.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 43-48 degrees. Clarity: Light to heavy stain.

Bass: Fair. Tournament fisherman Aaron Batson reports, “Numbers of fish are hard to come by, but quality has been good. You have to slow way down for bites with the cold water temps. Net Boy Baits jigs have been working well, but bites are very slow and light. Stay focused, and stick with the jig for some solid fish. I have been working deeper structure in 8 to 12 feet of water for...

Latest Weiss Fishing Report
Weiss February 2015 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 5.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 40s. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Fair. Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass have moved back to the old creek and river channel ledges. Carolina-rigged plastics, Texas-rigged Senko worms and jigs are producing well right now. The ledges in Little River and the Chattooga River are producing the best.”

Crappie: Good. “Crappie have moved off the ledges and suspended in the creek and river channels...

Latest West Point Fishing Report
West Point February 2015 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: 6.1 feet below full. Temp: 46-50 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Fair. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “As long as the weather remains cold and the lake continues to drop and clear up, expect the bass, especially spots, to stay stacked up on deeper structures such as humps, ledges, roadbeds and brushpiles in at least 15 to 25 feet of water. Drop-shot worms, jigging spoons or a green-pumpkin 1/2-oz. football head jig are good choices for deeper mixed fish. For...

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