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Latest Allatoona Fishing Report
Allatoona August 2015 Fishing Report
Allatoona: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 89 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Slow. Tournament pro and radio host Matt Driver reports, “August can be a very tough month. Bass are deep, with the best concentration around 18 to 25 feet deep. Drop-shot finesse worms and shad baits like the Jointed Jerk Minnow are working good. Another key is very light line and a heavier drop-shot weight—6-lb. Sunline Sniper line fished vertically around brush using sonar is...

Latest Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry August 2015 Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 90 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. “Bass fishing is pretty slow,” said tournament director Dennis Hudson. “You can catch bass some on topwater early around the grass with a frog and a Texas rig, but later in the day most people have been catching the bass upriver on laydown timber using Texas rigs.”
Latest Blue Ridge Fishing Report
Blue Ridge August 2015 Fishing Report
Blue Ridge: Level: Full pool. Temp: 84-86 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “Mornings and late afternoons are your best times for catching fish this month. The bass we are catching have been deep. We’re targeting steep, shady bank lines and any laydowns. The main bait this month is a drop-shot rig with a 4.5 RoboWorm fished at 10 to 35 feet. With the water temps this warm, you need to go lighter on your line size. I’m using Gamma Touch...

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

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has really picked up. The spotted bass are over a little deeper water than normal but have been following the herring schools up and down the lake. Most of these bass are in schools of 20 to 30 fish. Topwater plugs and jerkbaits have been working early in the mornings. Try throwing something in a bream color or yellow perch pattern. The reason for throwing this is...

Latest Carters Fishing Report
Carters August 2015 Fishing Report
Carters: Level: 1.4 feet above full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Stripers: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “Carters... what can I say but hero or zero! Been a crazy month of ups and downs with striped fish. I watched the water temps jump from 78 to 88, back to 76 degrees and even had 67-degree water up river last week. Now the main lake is in the low 80s again, and the river has settled out in the mid 70s. We went from almost no rain in June at all to some severe...

Latest Chatuge Fishing Reports
Chatuge August 2015 Fishing Report
Chatuge: Level: 0.1 feet above full pool. Temp: 83-86 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Guide Eric Welch reports, “The bite has slowed some due to the water temp. We’re catching most of our bass deep, throwing drop shots, Texas rigs and shaky heads. Best colors have been green pumpkin and redbug. Cast off long, deep points and banks. There has been some topwater fish jumping around, so keep a Sexy Dawg or a fluke tied on.”
Latest Clarks Hill Fishing Report
Clarks Hill August 2015 Fishing Report
Clarks Hill: Level: 2.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 88-91 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “Water temperatures have moved into the high 80s to low 90s, and fishing is as hot as the weather. The hybrids and stripers have started moving into the deeper, cooler water around 45 to 50 feet deep off of the sides of humps and points on the lower end of the lake. They are holding in tight groups and feeding on passing schools of bait. Downlining live...

Latest Eufaula Fishing Report
Eufaula August 2015 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: 2.0 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: 88-90 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Guide Sam Williams reports, “Bass are feeding best early and late. The baitfish are working cover early, and the shallow bite is on at first light and over by mid morning. The bass fishing picks up again near sunset, and they bite well on into the evening. The night tournaments have been doing well with the bigger bites coming after dark. The deeper bass are on the cover and...

Latest Hartwell Fishing Report
Hartwell August 2015 Fishing Report
Hartwell: Level: 1.7 feet below full pool. Temp: 85-88 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has been consistent the last few weeks as the bait and bass have set up in their typical summer patterns. There are a lot of spotted bass on the main-lake drops from 20 to 30 feet along humps, points, timber and brush, and you can catch them on a drop shot or Carolina rig throughout the day. There has been some schooling...

Latest Jackson Fishing Report
Jackson August 2015 Fishing Report
Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool. Temp: 88-90 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Fair to good. Keith Dawkins reports, “With the high water temperatures and boat traffic, fishing has been somewhat tough the last few weeks. The spots are holding on points, humps and around deep-water docks on the main lake and river mouths. Make sure you start early or go late, especially if you are going on the weekends, to avoid the jet skis and boat traffic. From dawn until the...

Latest Lanier Fishing Report
Lanier August 2015 Fishing Report
Lanier: Level: 2.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Getting a bit tougher. Guide and tournament pro Ryan Coleman reports, “The summer has hit us here on Lanier, and the spotted bass know it. We are still catching some nice fish, but we are working much harder for them. The water has dropped a little, which is good. Our best bet right now is drop shot and jigs. I am still getting a few bass on topwater and swimbaits, but they are fewer and...

Latest Oconee Fishing Report
Oconee August 2015 Fishing Report
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 90s. Clarity: Clear down the lake; light stain up the lake.

Bass: Tournament pro Aaron Batson reports that fishing is tough. “We are right in the middle of the dog days of summer. Fish are mostly deep,” Aaron said. “Think about slow baits. Carolina rigs and football jigs in 20 to 25 feet of water are good bets. Try a 3/4-oz. Net Boy Baits football jig in green pumpkin with a big twin trailer. Try a Trixster Custom Baits Craw...

Latest Saltwater Fishing Report
Saltwater August 2015 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. David Newlin reports, “July has been real hot and windy. Big southwest winds have blown almost constantly until today (July 25), and we got a 25 knot northeaster. The fishing has been good but not always with the usual predictable patterns. This past week we caught some real nice trout, a lot of 18- to 20-inch fish. The small redfish seem to be everywhere. By the middle of August, a lot of them will be legal size. I caught and released a monster redfish that was...

Latest Seminole Fishing Report
Seminole August 2015 Fishing Report
Seminole: Level: 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp. Low 90s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Slow. Tournament pro Matt Baty reports, “The dog days of summer are officially here, and the bass seem to know it. There have been several days of 100-degree heat, and this has really warmed up the water temps all over the place. Grasslines on the Flint, Hooch and main part of the lake are best early in the morning before the sun rises. A buzzing frog such as a Big Bite Baits Buzzing Warmouth in...

Latest Sinclair Fishing Report
Sinclair August 2015 Fishing Report
Sinclair: Level: 1.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 88-89 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Tournament pro Aaron Batson reports, “Bass fishing is slow, but some good fish are being caught at night around the many dock lights. This is your best bet for numbers and size. Run a buzzbait or spinnerbait around the light edges for some big bass. Try all-black baits or all chartreuse. Also fish a big worm in these areas. Try a magnum Ol’ Monster or big lizard in junebug or...

Latest Weiss Fishing Report
Weiss August 2015 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 87-89 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Most bass have moved to deeper structure like brushpiles and river-channel ledges, but some good bass have been caught shallow around the weedbeds on deeper banks, especially after the big storms and rain. For the ledge fish, try jigs, spinnerbaits, Carolina rigs and deep-running crankbaits. Flipping docks with jigs and worms is producing some good fish, also....

Latest West Point Fishing Report
West Point August 2015 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 85-90 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear down the lake; the river is slightly stained.

Bass: Fair. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Many of the largemouth have shown up on some of the deeper structure as the water temps heated up over the last few weeks. Zoom Ol’ Monster worms either Texas- or Carolina -rigged, or a Bomber Fat Free 7 or 8 crankbait in citrus shad are a couple of the favorite baits for exploring the offshore...

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