Fall and winter is the best time of year to come fish Lake Oconee and customers are pre-booking for September through December 2019 now. Hybrid and striper fishing, top water bite will be good and crappie trips, excellent. All trips $300.00 half day! E-mail the dates you want to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-317-9556.
Looking back at Spring / Summer 2019 – We had some great trips this Spring and Summer. Even all the way through mid-June we enjoyed a solid bite with some trips that were off the charts. Just before Father’s Day I had the pleasure of taking a gentleman and his two grandsons out for a morning trip. The 5-year-old landed an 8- pound, 9-ounce striper. This was followed by a triple catch where 3 rods doubled up at once; all with hefty Hybrids:
Fall Forecast / Hybrids and Stripers / Fly Fishing – As soon as the temperatures begin to drop, the bite will pick up. This means that for light spinning tackle anglers, we will be long lining shad and bass minnows. Fewer boats on the water and much more comfortable weather is great for the fish and the fisherman.
In late October, the gulls will arrive and thus our best shot as fisherman begins. We simply follow the birds, approach as quietly as possible, and make long casts to the rising fish. Looking back at my logs for 2018, December was the most productive month for fly fishing.
Fall Crappie Fishing – In the Summer, the crappie are in deeper water and often hundreds congregate around a single tree. As Fall approaches and the water cools down they will begin to scatter. In early fall they will be plentiful in the mouth of Lick Creek. As it gets colder they will move further North and we will begin to push jigs out of the front of the boat for extremely large crappie.