4235 Browns Bridge Rd. Cumming, Georgia 30041
(beside Hammond's Fishing Center)
Meetings are held on last Thursday of each month at 6:30pm
Animated KNOTS
Ed Phillips
Crappie Fishing Reports
LCA Crappie Challenge Results
March 29, 2018
Lake Lanier Crappie Fishing Report June 11, 2018
This Lake Lanier Crappie fishing report is from Dan Saknini, member of the Lanier Crappie
Angler’s Club.  
The lake level is about a foot and a half above full pool, and gradually dropping.  
Water temps are fluctuating from 78 degrees to 82 degrees, depending on location
and time of day.  The cooler water from the mountains via the Chestatee and
Chattahoochee rivers are keeping our overall water temps a little lower for this time
of year.  Thanks to that fact, the fishing reports that I received from early morning
anglers were good to excellent.  I fished Tuesday and had a great morning.  The
pattern remains the same as last week – fish are holding tight to docks in deep
water with some type structure in or around the docks, especially in river or creek
channel docks.  The pattern is simple:  crappie have gone deep, seeking the cooler
waters.  We highly recommend 4-pound high visibility line, or even better, 2-pound
high visibility line, which is what I am using.  This assists in seeing any line
movement, indicating a bite.  Hair jigs, Jiffy jigs and soft-body jigs are working
equally well.  If you don’t have the patience to wait for your jig to reach the strike
zone near the bottom, use 1/16 ounce jig heads, which will fall faster.  I’m still using
the 1/24 ounce jig head, but it does require added patience and a steady hand to
not move the jig while sinking.  You’ve got to give it a chance to fall naturally.  I
suspect that live bait will work just as well.  Overcast days will help extend the bite in
the morning for an extra hour or so longer than on a sunny day.  The fish that we are
catching are pretty decent in size.  As expected, the night bite continues to be good
for this time of year.  .  My advice is to not store your boat yet – take advantage of
this extended season and enjoy fishing!

Stay safe - wear your life jacket, and watch out for all the crazy boaters and jet skiers!