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March 2021 Striper Fishing on Lake Nottely

In like a lion, out like a lamb. This ole folklore is so true for the North Georgia mountains. As early spring approaches and brings with it hard to predict weather patterns, one thing is sure to be consistent, and that is that striper fishing will keep getting better on Lake Nottely. For us, March has always been an outstanding month. With its warmer weather and longer days, the stripers get a lot more active.             Currently, Lake Nottely is 14 feet below full pool. Water temperatures have been bouncing from the mid 40’s to low 50’s. Water clarity is clear in the main lake and just slightly stained in the backs of creeks.             Striper fishing has been absolutely super out here lately. We’ve had a very successful February. The above average temperatures really had the striped bass fired up. Most of the stripers we are catching have been in the 15 to 35 pound range, and we’re averaging some good numbers too. Continue the same techniques as the previous months, pulling planer boards and free lines with live herring and gizzard shad in the mouths and backs of creeks. While you’re trolling, it’s always a good idea to work the banks by casting a Zara Spook or a Red Fin. With pre-spawn in mind, more and more stripers will stage in the mouths of creeks and rivers. This pattern should continue for the next month or so. March is also a wicked month for the start of our ultra-lite bite. There’s nothing more exciting than reeling a 30 pounder in on lite tackle.             March is a fantastic month for catching a lot of huge stripers on this North Georgia lake. Give Big Ol’ Fish Guiding Service a call and let the area’s #1 rated guide service put you on some of Lake Nottely’s best trophy stripers during the fishing trip of a lifetime. We are Blairsville, GA’s premier full-time guide service, specializing in striped and hybrid bass. We also serve Lakes Hiwassee and Chatuge, and Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, GA. And for all your live bait and tackle needs, check out Hughes General Store in Blairsville, GA. They carry everything you need for a successful day of fishing and have the best live herring around. So, come fish with the pros for the opportunity to be featured in Angler Magazine, and let us help you get your fish on! Forecast By: Shane Goebel Big Ol’ Fish Guiding Service & The Angler Magazine Fishing Team 828-361-2021

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