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Latest Allatoona Fishing Report
Allatoona August 2014 Fishing Report
Allatoona: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 85 degrees. Clarity: Clear; 6 feet visibility.

Bass: Tournament pro Matt Driver reports, “August is a tough month but can be good at times. The dissolved-oxygen levels are low, and the fish are tired and sluggish. This time of year the smaller fish are more active, and larger bass are a little harder to find. Smaller baits are working the best. There is lots of small bait from the late-spring shad spawn, and most bass are...

Latest Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry August 2014 Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 87 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler and organizer Dennis Hudson reports bass fishing is amazingly good. “We’ve had a sustained mayfly hatch, and the topwater bite has been very good. Most are being caught on Pop-Rs and Spro hollow frogs. They are catching them all up and down the river on seawalls, overhanging bushes and stuff like that. Once you quit catching them around the mayflies, it gets...

Latest Blue Ridge Fishing Report
Blue Ridge August 2014 Fishing Report
Blue Ridge: Level: Full pool. Temp: 81-85 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “Humid mornings and hot afternoons with pop-up thunderstorms have been the norm the last couple weeks. We decided to change things up and stay off the main lake and head upriver this past week. Glad we did, too. I believe we caught almost every species in the lake up in the headwaters. Trout, bass and walleye are holding in the deeper pockets near the farthermost set of...

Latest Burton Fishing Report
Burton August 2014 Fishing Report
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 80 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The majority of the bass are out over deep water 30 to 60 feet. Most of these fish are suspending near or close to structure. We have been catching these fish drop-shotting green Robo Worms. We have also been using a Super Spin in 1/2-oz. white head tipped with a white Zoom Fluke Jr. Try working this bait on steep ledges where the fish can access deep water quickly. Try...

Latest Carters Fishing Report
Carters August 2014 Fishing Report
Carters: Level: Full pool. Temp: 82-85 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Linesides: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “Carters is in full-on summer pattern. Fish are deep and only eating a few hours out of the day. The striper are feeding best from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. with a few fish being caught here and there later in the day. Live threadfins have by far been the best bait in the last few weeks. Fish these baits on small 1/0 circle hooks and a light leader from 10- to 14-lb. test...

Latest Chatuge Fishing Reports
Chatuge August 2014 Fishing Report
Chatuge: Level: Full pool. Temp: 82-84 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Guide Eric Welch reports, “The morning bite and afternoon bite have been good with a lot of fish breaking. Target these fish with a Zoom Fluke and a Sammy. Look for them to be breaking in both open water and in the backs of pockets. With the rising water temps and boat traffic, I highly suggest downsizing your line to get more bites. We’re catching fish on a drop shot using 4.5 Robo Worms. On...

Latest Clarks Hill Fishing Report
Clarks Hill August 2014 Fishing Report
Clarks Hill: Level: 2.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “Hybrid and striper fishing is as good as it gets right now. The bite is coming early in the morning around daybreak and lasting until around 9 or 10 in the morning, and then there is also a great afternoon bite starting around 4 or 5 and lasting until sunset. Everything we are catching is coming from downlining live herring in 35 to 45 feet of water off of...

Latest Eufaula Fishing Report
Eufaula August 2014 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: 1.5 feet above full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear to slight stain.

Bass: Summer patterns have set in, and for Eufaula these days that means both a shallow bite in the pads and grassbeds and a deep bite on the main channel ledges. Early morning before the sun gets up, try a buzzbait or topwater plug like a Bang-O-Lure around the edges of the cover. When the sun hits the water, the bass will stay shallow, but they’ll get deep in the lily pads. Use a SPRO...

Latest Hartwell Fishing Report
Hartwell August 2014 Fishing Report
Hartwell: Level: 1.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 85-87 degrees. Clarity: Clear, although the frequent rain and boat traffic muddy up the shallow water some days.

Bass: Tournament pro Shane McFarlin reports, “Hartwell has been tougher this summer compared to years past. I believe high water levels has more grass for the fish to use and keeps them spread out. Your typical run-and-gun topwater bite with flukes and walking baits has been key. The more offshore brush and humps...

Latest Jackson Fishing Report
Jackson August 2014 Fishing Report
Jackson: Level: Full pool. Temp: 87-90 degrees. Clarity: Some stain in the rivers; mostly clear on the main lake.

Bass: Fair. Tournament pro Aaron Batson reports, “At daylight there’s been very little topwater action. Try a Pop-R or a Sammy. You can still run main-lake humps and points with Texas-rigged worms and jigs. The best bite is after dark. To catch spots, downsize to a small worm fished on a Net Boy Baits 1/4-oz. Screwball jig heads and fish rocks near the dam....

Latest Lanier Fishing Report
Lanier August 2014 Fishing Report
Lanier: Level: 0.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Lightly stained in the backs of the creeks, and clear on the main lake both north and south.

Spotted Bass: Good Guide Ryan Coleman reports, “The water came up some last week when we got the big rains, but it is starting to drop again. Hopefully, we can get the water level down a little, which will really improve fishing. It has really been a typical bite out there. Basically, the deep brushpile bite has been...

Latest Oconee Fishing Report
Oconee August 2014 Fishing Report
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 84-87 degrees. Clarity: Light stain to clear.

Bass: Fair. Tournament angler Aaron Batson reports, “Bass fishing is slow to average. Get out early and late when the temps are not as high. Look for fish to be mostly deep in the 20-25 foot range. We have been catching fish on Net Boy Baits 1/4-oz. screwball jig heads and Net Boy Baits 3/4-oz. football jigs on main-lake points, mainly when Georgia Power is moving some water. Tip the screwball head...

Latest Saltwater Fishing Report
Saltwater August 2014 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore & Nearshore: Capt. David Newlin reports, “Tarpon are here. In the river channels, offshore, in the sound, up the river—they seem to be everywhere, and they should be in late July. Look for the big schools of pogies, where the bait is concentrated the tarpon will be there. This morning we caught three and saw upwards of 50 big tarpon. Fish a live pogy on the surface, or a dead one on the bottom. On the topwater lines I like a short-shank 8/0 live-bait hook. On...

Latest Seminole Fishing Report
Seminole August 2014 Fishing Report
Seminole: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Clearing.

Bass: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Late evening and early morning seem to be the best for bass right now. A father and son went fishing the other evening and got five bass each. They ranged in size from 2 to 6 pounds. They were using a 3/8-oz. white spinnerbait with double willow blades and a watermelon-seed Skinny Dipper worm with a 1/4-oz. weight. With the full moon, night fishing will be...

Latest Sinclair Fishing Report
Sinclair August 2014 Fishing Report
Sinclair: Level: 1 foot below full. Temp: 83-87 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained up on the north end; clear around the dam.

Bass: Slow. Tournament angler Aaron Batson reports, “Start out with white or black Ol’ Nelle buzzbaits or Pop-Rs in blue-chrome. Go up Little River, and throw to deeper banks with undercuts that provide shade until around 10 or 11 a.m. Then move to deep points, and throw big crankbaits like a DD22 and 6XD in blue/chartreuse and shad colors. Also...

Latest Weiss Fishing Report
Weiss August 2014 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Low. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Warren Barnes reports, “Most of the bass I am catching have been shallow. In the mornings, I am catching some good fish on a Strike King Sexy Dawg topwater bait around seawalls and rip-rap. As the day progresses, I have been catching fish on Strike King Series 1 and 2 crankbaits and spinnerbaits pretty much on all types of wood structure. If the bite slows, I will go...

Latest West Point Fishing Report
West Point August 2014 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: Full pool. Temp: 80-85 degrees. Clarity: Generally clear.

Bass: Guide Keith Hudson reports, “This summer we have seen a continued bite on shallow-water baits such as Spro Poppin Frogs, Zoom Super Flukes and topwater baits such as Zara Spooks and Pop-Rs. As the weather continues to get warmer and the lake level drops, expect more fish to show up on the deeper, more normal summer structures such as lake dams, roadbeds and deep brushpiles. Big crankbaits like...

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