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Old 04-29-2009, 08:06 AM
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I haven't posted here in a while. Been real busy with a newborn baby since last summer and of course trying to find time to fish. I have still been stopping in to watch the shows and reading posts from time to time. Here are my most recent reports from Stone Mountain Park and Lake Varner near Atlanta GA.




Water Clarity: 4 feet or greater

The bass fishing at Varner is looking better than it has in a while. Water temps in the morning are running from 63 to 73 depending where you are in the lake. The fish are fat and healthy there are big fish up in just a few feet of water crusing the banks looking for a bed to spawn on. I am guessing we saw over twenty fish over eight pounds on Saturday up in the shallows. We caught one that was just under the eight pound goal my client had before the trip. He had his shot with a fish that was over ten pounds but lost the fish on the way to the boat. We also caught one around five pounds and lost one more big one on the Mattlures hard bluegill on the way to the boat.

Sunday I put Bass Resource member Chris at Tech on multiple fish over eight pounds but it just didn't happen since the fish wouldn't cooperate and we had to settle for catching one six pounder and a few smaller fish. With the warming temps I would say we have one more week of heavy spawning activity through most of the lake then probably one more week around the deep water which is where many of the big ones come up from.

Lure choice is simple for me right now. All I need is a V&M Super Pork Pin in any green color, a Mattlures Hard Bluegill, a Mattlures soft Bluegill, and a jig. All of our fish are being caught on these baits and nothing else. It is time to add some topwaters in the mix though.



Fish at Stone Mountain are in all three stages of the spawn. Best baits have been soft plastics, and swimbaits fished in spawning and prespawn areas. I am using the V&M baits Super Pork Pin, Mattlures Bluegill in both the hard and soft versions and a jig for bass on the beds. Best five fish each day have been going between twenty and twenty five pounds. Lots of four to five pounders are being caught with the occasional six to seven pounder. The fish in the photo was around six pounds and hit a Trition Mikes Bullshad prototype as I swam it over a deep bed.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:28 AM
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Hello Randall & welcome back. Congrats on the new baby. I see you are still up to your old tricks in finding the monster fish. NOT surpeising!
Thanks for another great report and the pics. Please keep us posted on your adventures throughout the year.

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Excellent report Randall……as always!!

Also thank you for turning me onto this place called Lunkerville…….I like what I’m seeing here!

OH YEA!!!
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Randall,

Great report with some great fish photos.

Way to go !!

Congrats on the new baby !!
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:28 AM
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and the georgia gang chimes in .......... hey fellas tight line
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