Lake Oconee Kiss Fishing with Grandkids is not about “kissing” fish! Go ahead, ask the question, “What does “KISS” mean???” KISS is an acronym for Keep It Simple Stupid! The last post I did was based around Lake Oconee fishing from your dock. A relatively simple way to get friends and family involved in the fishing experience without ever leaving your property. However, should you desire to get out on the lake and try some fishing from the boat this article explains one of the simplest ways to do it. We call it Lake Oconee KISS Fishing. We started doing this with our kids when they were small and now we are fishing with the Grandkids.
With Kids and Grandkids it is about catching fish!! That’s why we have become Lake Oconee KISS Fishing folks. It’s about feeling that line tighten up and then trying to keep that fish from shooting to the bottom that makes fishing fun. Believe me it is not about catching a “wall hanger” or the state record. It’s about “fishing” and family fun on Lake Oconee. Kids just love action, and our Kids and Grandkids just love getting up at dawn and getting out on the lake.
Lake Oconee has a huge Striper, White Bass and Hybrid population. From this point on we will just call them “striped” fish as the White Bass, Striped Bass and Hybrid Bass all act the same and are very hard to tell apart. When you get into them you will be catching them all. These are great fish to catch and a lot of fun. They fight hard and are a challenge to get in the boat. A striped fish’s favorite food on Lake Oconee is the “shad”, a bait fish that roams the lake in schools as the striped fish do. The striped fish search the lake endlessly to find their favorite food – “shad”.
So the first thing to find is a bait that resembles the shad. There are all kinds that will work, but don’t forget this is the Lake Oconee KISS method of catching fish on Lake Oconee. Think SILVER for Lake Oconee striped fish!! Silver Crank Baits will work for KISS fishing. There are better baits and rigs for certain conditions, but don’t forget this is Lake Oconee KISS fishing.
On this trip we used the silver shad rap with the black back and the chrome rattle trap with a blue back. Both traditional catchers on Lake Oconee. In fact if I had to pick one lure to use forever on Lake Oconee it would be the shad rap. Over the years I have caught everything in the lake with it. The rest of the fishing gear is all traditional bass gear. Medium action spinning outfit or bait caster with 12 lb test will do fine.
Swivels are a must as Lake Oconee KISS Fishing involves trolling to locate the fish. I will usually throw a spinning outfit with a Flexi Spoon or silver Cast Master tied on into the boat in case “I” get a chance to fish. Throwing this lure into a school of striped fish can be some real action. When the sun is on the tree tops this method of fishng works best.