Lanier is getting cranked up! w/pics&video

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Since my last post I've gotten busy with the crankbait on Lanier. The fish are on all kinds of patterns right now but I've kinda settled in throwing a 1.5 shad pattern crankbait. It dives about 8-9 feet in depth and is perfect for the shallow fish right now. It's a great little bank beater this time of year and I'm getting good numbers and the occasional bigger fish. Here's a few pics and video from the weekend and the last couple days.
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Since my last post I've gotten busy with the crankbait on Lanier. The fish are on all kinds of patterns right now but I've kinda settled in throwing a 1.5 shad pattern crankbait. It dives about 8-9 feet in depth and is perfect for the shallow fish right now. It's a great little bank beater this time of year and I'm getting good numbers and the occasional bigger fish. Here's a few pics and video from the weekend and the last couple days.
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Enjoy your informative and interesting post. It gives wanna be spinning for bass fishermen,like myself, hope . My id assures me it's false hope but super ego says go go go.
 
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Nice ones, its on. Wish I was on south end. Ready for top water myself. Thanks for your posts
Thanks for the kind words. I've been testing the topwater bite on every trip. I feel like it's going to break loose any time. Yesterday we put the cranks away and picked up the fluke for some fun.

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Thanks guys. Here's a few more pics from yesterday evening. My wife Lisa had never tried the weightless fluke but she was fishing it like a pro in no time.

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Coenen

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Beating 'em up!

I chunked the Fluke a good bit yesterday, but couldn't get anything going. Ran into short fish everywhere I went. Shaky head was my big producer, popped a couple of bonus fish, including a nice striper, on live bait.
 
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The bigger ones were a little more illusive. They were either in grass, skipping in the shadows of the docks or some kind of structure like blowdowns or overhanging trees on the shore.
 

Browniez

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Beating 'em up!

I chunked the Fluke a good bit yesterday, but couldn't get anything going. Ran into short fish everywhere I went. Shaky head was my big producer, popped a couple of bonus fish, including a nice striper, on live bait.

All of the better fish we found on the flukes this weekend were on a particular type of dock stairs. Seemed like the bigger females were tucked up under the stairs (ambush point?). If you didn’t put it on the submerged steps they were almost all shorts. Saw a few actually pick the fluke up off the boards.
 

Coenen

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All of the better fish we found on the flukes this weekend were on a particular type of dock stairs. Seemed like the bigger females were tucked up under the stairs (ambush point?). If you didn’t put it on the submerged steps they were almost all shorts. Saw a few actually pick the fluke up off the boards.
Very interesting. They could be looking to nest up there as well. They like the shoreline side of dock poles for that, too. May have to get the 'yak out for an evening patrol or two this week, can't be missing primetime.
 
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