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Latest Allatoona Fishing Report
Allatoona September 2015 Fishing Report
Allatoona: Level: Full pool. Temp: 88 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “September on Allatoona starts a progression to better fishing. The water temperature is slowly, and I mean slowly, lowering. September is a great time to fish topwater. The buzzbait and SPRO Hydro-Pop are great from the middle to the end of the month, especially as the temperatures fall through the mid 80s. Parallel bluff walls with a buzzbait, and throw the popper...

Latest Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry September 2015 Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: “Fishing is really slow right now,” said tournament director and angler Dennis Hudson. “A few bass are being caught upriver in the afternoons when they are running water using hollow-body frogs fished in the bank undercuts and the eddies. A few anglers are catching some nice bass like that. We’re still having some occasional mayfly hatches, and some fishermen are...

Latest Blue Ridge Fishing Report
Blue Ridge September 2015 Fishing Report
Blue Ridge: Level: 0.6 feet above full pool. Temp: 78-82 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The bite has been steady. We’re still catching fish deep on a drop shot with a 4.5-inch Roboworm and a shaky head with a Zoom Trick Worm. There has been some fish breaking early in the mornings and late in the afternoons. I’ve been throwing a Zoom Fluke and a Sebile swimbait on breaking fish, but I also keep a Sammy and a Zara Spook tied on for...

Latest Burton Fishing Report
Burton September 2015 Fishing Report
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 81 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The largemouth bite has been decent early in the mornings on topwater or around docks. Try using a white fluke or a Super Spin tipped with a white fluke. Spotted bass have been schooling mid-morning in and around humps and points. We have been catching most of these fish on a Super Spin with a white fluke in 20 feet of water.”

Brown Trout: Wes reports,...

Latest Carters Fishing Report
Carters September 2015 Fishing Report
Carters: Level: Full pool. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Fairly clear.

Bass: Guide Louie Bartenfield reports, “Fishing is average here at Carters for August. Most of our spotted bass are staying in the 25- to 30-foot depths like they have the majority of summer, but I’m finding them sliding off a bit deeper some days. I had a day last week when my guys caught numerous big fish in the 38- to 45-foot zone. These were the deepest fish I’ve caught this summer. My go-to...

Latest Chatuge Fishing Reports
Chatuge September 2015 Fishing Report
Chatuge: Level: 2.2 feet below full pool. Temperature: 80 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The topwater bite has picked up. I’m throwing Strike King Sexy Dawgs and Zara Spooks the first couple of hours after daylight and before dark. It’s also a good time of year to start throwing Zoom Flukes around boat docks. It’s hard to beat a Zoom Shakey Head with a Swamp Crawler or a Trick Worm. I’m always throwing a drop shot off deep...

Latest Clarks Hill Fishing Report
Clarks Hill September 2015 Fishing Report
Clarks Hill: Level: 3.6 feet below full pool. Temperature: 84-86 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass are biting pretty good right now, and there are several patterns working. The hydrilla is holding some fish, but you have to fish a lot of it to find where the bass are holding. There is also some schooling activity on the main lake and rivers around the points and humps, but sometimes they will bite, and sometimes they...

Latest Eufaula Fishing Report
Eufaula September 2015 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: 1.7 feet below the 190 full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Some stain.

Bass: Tournament angler Les Bratcher reports, “The fishing on Eufaula has slowed somewhat, but there are some nice bags still being caught. It took more than 18 pounds to win a recent Eufaula Bass Trail Saturday, and it took 26 pounds the month before. The bass are scattered in all types of cover from shallow to deep. Tournament anglers report frogs are producing early, and jigs...

Latest Hartwell Fishing Report
Hartwell September 2015 Fishing Report
Hartwell: Level: 3.4 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has been hit or miss depending on the weather, but it should be improving this month as the shad begin to migrate from the main lake back into the creeks. The majority of our bass are coming off a drop shot with a Zoom Finesse worm and on a Super Fluke on points and humps. We are still catching a few better-quality fish on a crankbait,...

Latest Jackson Fishing Report
Jackson September 2015 Fishing Report
Jackson: Level: 0.6 feet above full pool. Temp: 87-90 degrees. Clarity: Stained up the rivers and clearer near the dam.

Bass: Tournament angler Aaron Batson reports, “Fish the clearer water for more bites until the river areas get more stable. Good-sized spots are being caught on 1/4-oz. Net Boy Baits Screwball heads with Zoom Finesse worms in watermelon and pumpkin colors. You can also throw moving baits, like Fish Head Spins and small jerkbaits, like a Pointer 78.”...

Latest Lanier Fishing Report
Lanier September 2015 Fishing Report
Lanier: Level: 3.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: The water is heavily stained in the backs of the creeks and lightly stained on the main lake.

Stripers: Excellent. Capt. Ken and Mike from Big Fish On guide service report, “Striper fishing has been ranging from very good to beyond excellent. The striper fishing has been great all summer, and we are confident September will be another very good month. The fish are showing up in deeper water from Browns Bridge...

Latest Oconee Fishing Report
Oconee September 2015 Fishing Report
Oconee: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 86-89 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear conditions over most of the lake with light stain in the northern regions.

Bass: Guide Mark Smith reports, “September is the month we start to see a change in the weather and the fishing. At the first of the month, we are still in the summer heat, but by the end of the month, the weather is starting to turn to fall. As far as the bass fishing, the first of the month will be tough. Look for...

Latest Russell Fishing Report
Russell September 2015 Fishing Report
Russell: Level: Full pool. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear except for the back half of the creeks.

Bass: Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The fishing has been a little slow, but with the recent rains, it should pick up some. The threadfin shad seem to be the key to finding the bass. We have been catching the majority of the bass in 15 to 20 feet of water on a drop shot or Carolina-rigged Zoom Trick Worm and Finesse worm. We are moving around until we find...

Latest Saltwater Fishing Report
Saltwater September 2015 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. Judy Helmey reports, “This is not the month for migrations; it’s the month for feeding on everything that is available. Spotted seatrout, redfish and flounder might feed at different times of the tides. However, here’s what they have in common. All of them like live shrimp. The bottom line is you can serve it up anyway you like, from naked with or without any sort of leader or weight, or under popping or adjustable floats. Here is the secret to the...

Latest Seminole Fishing Report
Seminole September 2015 Fishing Report
Seminole: Level: 0.7 feet low. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Some stain.

Bass: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Schooling baitfish is occurring on the lake. Bass, stripers, hybrids and white bass are feeding on them. The big Nichols spoons, Super Flukes, Shad Raps and a red-head, white-body Rooster Tail will work on them. Also, a shallow-running, shad-pattern crankbait will work.”

Bream: Aaron reports, “Mayfly hatches continue for now, so fly rod fishermen...

Latest Sinclair Fishing Report
Sinclair September 2015 Fishing Report
Sinclair: Level: 1.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 85-86 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Tournament pro Aaron Batson reports, “Fishing is good. A tournament this past weekend took more than 20 pounds to win, which is very strong for a late summer event. Early morning bass are being caught on buzzbaits, frogs and topwater plugs on the banks that have deep water close by. After sun up, fish are moving out deeper and are in brushpiles and on deeper docks. Good baits are...

Latest Weiss Fishing Report
Weiss September 2015 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Guide Mike Carter reports, “The fishing on Weiss has been somewhat slow during the day, but at night the Coosa River spotted bass come alive. Fishing Weiss during the daytime has consisted of using 1/2- to 3/4-oz. Choo Choo Lures jigs along deep river and creek ledges. When this pattern fails to produce, the main go-to pattern is flipping docks that are scattered all along the backwater and...

Latest West Point Fishing Report
West Point September 2015 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: Down 1.4 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Mostly clear; river is slightly stained.

Bass: Fair. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “I don’t expect much change in the fishing as we move into late August and on into September. However, things could change quickly if we get a lot of rain or unusually cool temps. Some of the largemouth will stay on the deeper structure as the water temps stabilize. Zoom’s Ol’ Monster worms either Texas-...

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