Dry-flies on Lake Lanier


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Posted by Rod on June 19, 1997 at 08:04:49:

This past weekend I fished from a friend's boat dock on the north, gainesville
side of Lake Lanier.
I caught all varieties of bream in all shapes and colors, and I also caught a couple of buck bass.
Many flies have shed their thread and now crumble at the bottom of the lake. These crazy fish consitsantly hit elk hair caddis, adams,
and even those silly looking, tiny, and cheap pan fish flies--like the water spider.
I hate to admit it, but I almost (almost) got bored.
The only thing that kept me from getting bored were the speeding boats and personal water craft; these made it impossible to fish at any time other than
early morning and a hour before sunset. I must have caught near 100 fish in these short intervals over three days. I fished one dock exclusively and by the time I left the fish
would charge the fly and immediately turn away for fright. I must have caught every fish around that dock, except for the huge, patroling cats and the lazy bass.
I didn't even try using poppers on the big bass, does anyone have advise on technique and time of day for using these--I love to land a 4lb large mouth on my fly rod.


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