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Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass fishing in a Georgia lake


Greg ‘Gabby’ Caudill holds one of several nice fish he caught over the weekend while on a family fishing trip to a lake in Georgia.

Greg ‘Gabby’ Caudill holds one of several nice fish he caught over the weekend while on a family fishing trip to a lake in Georgia.

It has been said by many bass anglers over the years that the farther south you go the better the bass fishing gets. This past weekend that is what I got to do when my family and I went to Georgia and got to do some good fishing.

We caught everything from bluegill to crappie, both white and black, and some nice largemouth bass. I was blessed enough to catch a bass weighing three pound and measuring around 17 inches long. We caught all our bass on small crank baits, and all of our bass were caught after dark. We were using small chartreuse baits with rattles.

The bass were holding close to the banks and in the weed beds. The color of the water in the lake is an off-colored green year round. Because this lake is located so far south, the water temperatures are much warmer than our lakes in this area. This lets the bass have a much longer feeding season, meaning they will be active longer.

The crank bait is one of the top bass baits used by most anglers. The crank bait has long been one of my favorite bass baits and has helped me catch several nice bass over the years. The state of Georgia has several good bass lakes. In the off-colored water the bright colors like the chartreuse baits I was using work well, and the rattles help the bass to locate the bait in the water.

We had a great time and caught some nice fish, which is what family time is all about.

You can e-mail me at gabbysfi shingfever@yahoo.com.


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