I have been looking for Lake George fishing spots recently. On a recent post about Lake George Florida Topo map from Navionics I showed you (the ever loyal reader) 3 little mounds I had spied. Let me offer you a bit more information about that find.
First a bit about their location. For now we will call them the Southern Humps. First the GPS coordinates are in contention. The Navionics app for android shows them at 29’13.843′ N 81’34.930′ W But those coordinates don’t jive with Google at all. Google has the spot at (approximately as Google doesn’t show lake bottom contours) 29.2275, -81.5804. Nevertheless coming from the south end of Lake George from the mouth of the channel fenders take a heading of 170 for 1.5 nautical miles. or from Marker 11 (southern mid lake) take a heading of 331 for .6 nautical miles. You can’t miss the sonar signature. The Navionics app says that the humps are 7 feet deep at their shallow point and shows the surrounding lake bed is 10 feet. But current water levels (July 20 2013) have them at 6 feet and 9 feet respectively.
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The area showed numerous fish on the finder. A lot were shallow and seemed to be bait fish, while there was also a lot of activity at 5 – 6 feet all around the mound edges and in between the mounds. There also seemed to be structures in the middle of the 3 humps. I’ll also note that their were at least 8 crab trap or catfish trap buoys in the area as well (There weren’t any other buoys other than near the mounds for at least a quarter-mile).
There was eelgrass on and around the humps but that faded away the further you got from them. I could tell this from the sonar signatures as well as what was returned on my lines when I got too close to the bottom using a spinner bait.
I wasn’t successful at catching anything at the site, but that might be more a function of time of day (1 pm) and also because I didn’t work the area too long (about 45 minutes) as I was run off the lake by a pretty good size thunderstorm. Side note: Lake George is infamous for getting dangerously rough during storms see the article “Waves of Terror”
- Lures Used: Spinnerbaits – White and Chartreuse
- Water Temp: 86 degrees
- Time of Day: 1 PM
- Water Clarity – Normal
I will be going back, preferably first thing in the morning, and I will report back on those efforts. The site does however seem very promising.
Do you have any Lake George Fishing Spots? If so share them in the comment section below.