Cowen and the 80+ pound stripers on Lanier are legendary. I primarily fish the north shore from the 63 bridge to the Ridge Marina, and, up until last week was landing good numbers of spots chasing baitballs topwater (all within 150 feet of shore), and an occasional small line side thrown in. On Lanier there are about 20 boats that make a living chasing gulls and slicks from Jan to March, and we have Hooch stripers in the river in Atlanta that get up to about 25lbs. Haven't moved north of the Ridge simply because I don't know the water, but plan to this year. I know fly fishing, but I don't really know the lake at all north of the Ridge. Need help and guidance there. Tie most of my own flies, and spend equal time in the Gulf chasing saltwater largemouth they call snook. Below are a couple flies that were snagging spots. Thanks for the welcome.