On the road to Lake Lanier and I start getting bad vibes…
Alex and I jumped into the Tour Jeep and about 5 minutes down the road I started to get this horrible feeling that the day was going to suck, and no fish would be there. Not sure where this feeling came from, but boy, I was wrong.
The nerves all faded as soon as we shook hands with Captain Ron from The Striper Experience and stepped onto his rigged-out center console. Ron took us to one of the coolest places I had ever seen on a graph – an old railroad bridge, 110 ft under water. So cool!
The top water bite was on immediately.
I made two casts with a silver plug, walked it back to me three or four times and boom, hooked up on a Georgia Spotted Bass. We had three more Spots pulled into the boat over the next 10 minutes.
It was a fire sale of top water bites. Make sure you explore all of it on my ANGLR Trip summary here.
Striped Bass, the newest species added to the Tour list and the real reason we came to Lanier.
Within the first 30 minutes of fishing, and a fire sale of top water bites from spots, I was hooked into a Striper for the first time in my life.
The line was spooling out and I quickly felt why people are obsessed with these oversized Bass. It was awesome to hold this species for the first time, even though I almost dropped it.
The day continued to produce top water action. We were on em’ all day.
14 Bass later…
We got off the water, 14 Bass later, and headed back to the family house for the first real dinner since we left ANGLR headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. Tomorrow, we are back on the water for more trout. Floating the Chattahoochee river in our second drift boat of the Tour. We’re stoked to get a second run at this.