John Murray – Lanier Spots and Pickwick Dreams

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MurrayBlogWhen I last left you last week and said I was going to get some better fish at Lake Lanier for the PAA Series event and I actually did. Ended up catching quite a few nice ones, caught a 5.87 spot probably the second biggest spot I’ve ever caught; it was a real beauty and probably worth the whole trip right there. I caught a 4 lb spot that same day.

I ended up in sixth place with 37 pounds, I was pretty happy with the finish and some really good fishermen beat me, and it was my first time on the lake, so I feel pretty good about it.

The Murray Family JerseysI was catching them pretty good the first day on a River2Sea Bottom Walker swimbait when it was cloudy. Then on the last two days it got sunny and I had to go to more of a jerkbait and a Chatterbait, something that would ride more up in the water column. I threw a River2Sea Suspen 88 jerkbait over submerged bushes and little points and just let it sit there; that’s how they wanted it fished.

Those fish at Lanier were so fat, and they’re so beautiful but they just didn’t want to eat much this time around. It was a great week, we all had a really great time and they really put on a first class event with great weigh-ins at Bass Pro Shops.

Now we’re here at Pickwick Lake waiting our way through some storms that were expected to bring some tornados and big hail; which will be interesting in a motor home. I’m catching a lot of little ones so far, but we’ve still got another half day of practice to get it figured out; so that’s what I’m gonna do.
We’ve got another beautiful campground here at Pickwick and it’s been a really positive trip all the way around for the whole family.

I want to take some time to thank my great sponsors for all of their support. The year has gotten off to a good start, and it wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the likes of Ranger Boats, Mercury, Powell Rods, River2Sea, Topwater Clothing, Ardent Reels and Advanced Angler.com.

Thank you again; your partnership has made it possible for us to take this adventure.

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