Bass fishing is fair. The above normal temperatures kept the water warm, but cooler temperatures and some rain are in the upcoming forecast. Very few anglers are on the water this past week and reports are slim. Small bass are still roaming shallow along the banks and in the coves feeding on small Shad. Small crank baits and fluke like baits were catching these fish. As the days turn cooler over the next couple of weeks, use baits that go deeper and slow your retrieve down some. The bigger bass should be positioned along the ledges in ten to twenty feet of water, but can be caught. Some anglers are using drop shop rigs while others rely on DT10's and DT16's along with slow rolling spinner baits to catch bigger fish. Carolina Rigs also work from time to time so take one along when you go. I hope each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas and I hope to see you on the water really soon.

If you would like to have a free set up sheet for your sonar, send me an e mail to and ask for the "Sonar Setup Quick List".

The 2007 Atlanta Boat Show hits the Georgia World Congress Center January 10-14, 2007. Meet Ken Sturdivant, Al Bassett,, Tim White, Mike Bucca, Mack Farr, Doug Youngblood, Jon Peters, Robert Eidson, Al Bassett, Mark Collins, Chris Scalley, Ryan Coleman, Rick and Allison Steckelberg, and Glenn Chappelear.

The Shallow Water Fishing Expo is January 20 and 21, 2007 at the Gwinnett Civic Center.


by Ken Sturdivant

106 Hickory Ridge

Cumming, Georgia 30040


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About The Author: Captain Ken Sturdivant

Company: Have Fun Fishing

Area Reporting: Georgia Lakes

Bio: Ken Sturdivant is a native Georgian and has fished the lakes, streams and rivers all over the southeast. He is a retired Vice President and branch manager of a major Atlanta Bank where he had worked for 28 years. His extensive background with high profile banking customers has been a great value to his career.

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