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.

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