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September 9, 2016
BY Matt Baty 229 * 726 * 0513


Bass fishing is slow. Fish are also starting to move quite a bit because of the oxygen levels in the water and the shorter days. Fishing thick vegetation is your best bet for getting bit. Topwater can be good during the first hour of daylight. A 3/8 ounce Buddha Baits Snooze Alarm Buzz bait is good when thrown around grass lines that are closest to ditches or channels. Use your Lowrance electronics to locate these. During that time, work the buzz bait fast, and cover as much water as possible to find an active fish or two. The buzz bait bite usually only lasts for about a half hour or so unless there is heavy cloud cover. If cloud cover is present, you can pretty much stick with this technique longer, but if the sun comes out, it’s time to either pick up the frog rod or the flipping stick. For frogging, target thick lily pad fields on the Chattahoochee with a Spro Bronzeye 65 in rainforest black. Use a fast reel, heavy braid and a heavy action rod, and move fast to cover water and find an active fish. There haven’t been many of fish being schooled up in any one particular area, so covering water is key. For flipping, use the same heavy setup with a 1 1/4 ounce tungsten, a 5/0 Heavy Cover Gamakatsu Flipping Hook and a 5 inch Big Bite Baits Fighting Frog in prime rib. Use the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan technology to help take the water out of the lake to help find the stump rows and schools of bait and bass. Any grass that is topped out with a good edge on it can be good. Once again just move quickly, and try and cover as much water as possible. As soon as cooler weather gets here, the grass will begin to break up, and moving baits will start catching fish again.
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We have the LOWRANCE Gen 3 Touch and 3D NEW Lowrance Technology on our boat. Bring any HDS machine only to Lake Lanier and learn it ALL in one day. Call Ken for details.
Ken Sturdivant Lowrance Professional Fishing Staff will be conducting FREE Sonar Seminar at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville Georgia on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Seminar is subject to change without notice. Be sure to see the NEW Lowrance machines on 
Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to 
ken@southernfishing.com Please tell me what model machine you have.
Anglers have these books for sale BASS FISHING ON WEST POINT LAKE BASS FISHING LAKE RUSSELL BASS FISHING WEST POINT LAKE and BASS FISHING LAKE HARTWELL. These books have lots of bass fishing and covers every week of the year. Each book $39.00. If you would like a sample of any book send us an e mail to 
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Our mailing address is Southern Fishing Schools Inc. 106 Hickory Ridge Cumming Georgia 30040. 770 889 2654


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