Lake George Fishing Spots – The Southern Humps – Part 1

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.

Lake George Southern Mounds

Click the image to the right to enlarge the map.

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.


One thought on “Lake George Fishing Spots – The Southern Humps – Part 1

  1. I like going up to Silver Glen and staying for several days while fishing along the channel going through the lake to the mouth of the Glen. Lipless Crankbaits and Horny Toads are my preference fo the area.

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