42 Pound Striper caught by Dan Saknini.
Striper caught by Dan Duncan in April 2012.
The next meeting of the Lanier Striper Club will be on Tuesday June 4 at the former location of Hammonds Bait & Tackle store at the intersection of Hwys' 306 and 369. Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. and the meeting will begin at 7:00.
Our guest speaker for the June 4 meeting is Captain Ken West of Big Fish On Guide Service who will speak about the methods and techniques used to catch fish in June and early July.
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Lanier Striper Club
7433 Spout Springs Rd.
Suite 101 PMB #31
Flowery Branch, GA 30542-7742
Lanier Striper Club
Since our formation in 2000, the Club has been the leader in education, conservation, and fellowship on Lake Lanier. In that time we have moved courtesy docks; repaired Corps of Engineers courtesy docks; supported all levels of government to enhance boating safety on Lanier; supported the Wounded Warrior Program, Take Kids Fishing Program, the SEED outing, and other related organizations; adopted the Corps of Engineers pond designated for disabled children; donated thousands of dollars to the GA DNR, and the list goes on. Our professional guidance, skilled craftsmanship, and forward-looking planning have no boundaries.
Club Activity for April
On April 12, 13, and 14, sixteen members of the Club ventured to Lake Hartwell for some fantastic fishing. Spacious living arrangements, mouth-watering food, and excellent fishing/catching made this trip soooooooooooo good!!!!!!!! Friday night dinner at Gum Log Barbeque and Fish House was perfect. On Saturday night Joe Kuhr and Don Skinner teamed up for a low county boil and a wonderful Louisiana dish. It was a super weekend of fellowship – hot fishing locations were shared and this led to a great degree of success.
Our members, both experienced and inexperienced, displayed their fishing skill set while at Hartwell and the results speak for themselves. Certainly, the group was adept at finding fish, changing various fishing techniques, and altering methods! While numbers do not always speak to the level of success, the group easily caught and boated over 150 fish over a two and one half day period! The pictures speak for themselves. As stated by all that attended, this was a trip to remember!
Our attendance at the May meeting was off the charts! With over ten guests and five new members plus our regular crowd, we completely filled the building Tuesday evening. One thing for sure - everyone had an appetite – we had 160 chicken fingers; 80 boneless wings, and 40 chicken sandwiches from Zaxby’s. On top of that, we had slaw, potato salad, mouth-watering cakes, and everything that a fisherman would want at such a gathering. To everyone who attended – a big "Thank You".
To the good folks at Hammond's Fishing – all we can say is “WOW!!!!!!!” Free Cordell Redfins for everyone!! This is perfect bait for May. Many thanks for your generosity!
Captain Clay Cunningham "floored" us with his knowledge of top water techniques and strategies. He showed us the specific lures he uses under certain conditions. One of the subjects he discussed was his strategy on how best to use wind to his advantage. With the exception of the Sebille, he mentioned top water artificials including the seven and five inch Redfin – with the silver and blue best used on sunny days and the two-tone brown lure to be used under overcast conditions. He also mentioned the Jimmy Houston Bleeding Shad Super Spook as well the large blue/chrome Chug Bug.
Spring to Summer
On Tuesday, June 4, Captain Ken West, Big Fish On Guide Service will speak on the following subject: “Transition from Summer to Spring – Methods, Strategies, Etc.” Ken is well known for his skills for successfully using small baits, trolling Umbrella Rigs, trolling Lead Core and Down Riggers, and “light-tackle” In-line Planer Board Fishing.
You are in for a real treat on July 2 because Warren Turner – Cut Bait Extradinaire – will tell us: “Everything You Want to Know About Cut Bait Fishing”. Warren is the president of Striper Kings and is president of the SBCC. It is widely acknowledged that Warren is the best cut bait fisherman in the region.
On September 3, our very own Brett Wendell will make a presentation about a subject that best suits the Striped Bass activity at the beginning of September. Brett is a member of the board of directors of the Lanier Striped Bass Coalition and is a noted and experienced river fisherman.