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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish move shallow as weather warms

This week marks a full year that Lake Lanier has been above 1,070 feet. Lake Lanier's water level is steady at 1,070.76 feet, or 0.24 foot below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Main lake temperatures are right around 60 degrees. The main lake is clear. Rivers and creeks are stained in the backs.

April 03, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Trout season opens statewide Sunday

Lake Lanier's water level is holding steady at 1,070.80 feet or 0.1 foot below a full pool of 1,071. Main lake temperatures are in the low 50s, but the back of the pockets will warm into to mid 50s on sunny days. The main lake is clear and rivers and creeks are stained in the backs. The

March 27, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass alternating between shallow and deep water

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.84 feet, or 0.16 foot below a full pool of 1,071 feet. I must admit, I was skeptical of how the Army Corps of Engineers would keep Lake Lanier from flooding. But so far so good, and it sure is great to have the lake at full pool.

March 20, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish heading to shallow water

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.42 feet, or .58 feet below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake surface temperatures are in the lower 50's.

March 15, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Evening is a great time to catch stripers

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.51 feet or .49 foot below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake surface temperatures vary from the upper 40s into the lower 50s.

March 06, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie offering best bite

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.75 feet, or 0.25 feet below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake surface temperatures have risen again and are in the low 50s. The lake is clear on main lake and in the mouths of the creeks, and stained to almost muddy in the backs of the creeks and up in the rivers. The Chattahoochee River is clear to slightly stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out on the river at 770-945-1466.

February 27, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Striper remain the best bet for active catch in winter

Lake Lanier's water level is slightly above full pool at 1,071.27 feet, or .27 feet above a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures remain cold in the mid 40s.

February 13, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cold weather making for tougher catches

Lake Lanier's water level remains right at full pool at 1,071.01 feet. The Georgia Army Corps of Engineers continues to keep the water flowing through Buford Dam.

February 06, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shoot deep for best crappie action

Lake Lanier's water level is almost exactly at full pool and is 1,070.91 feet or .09 feet above a full pool of 1,071.

January 31, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish go deeper in colder temperatures

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.96 feet, or .04 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to pull water in preparation for spring rains, but the water is coming in quicker than it can be release through Buford Dam.

January 23, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Weather and wildlife dictates fishing patterns

Winter is here and the weather looks consistent with lows below 30 and highs in the mid 40s forecast for the next week. Lake Lanier's water level continues to hover right at full pool and is 1,071.22 feet, or .22 feet above a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s. The lake is clear on main lake and in the mouths of the creeks, and stained in the backs of the creeks and rivers. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam and the Army Corps of Engineers continues to ...

January 16, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Extreme cold makes fishing a challenge

The new year has arrived and lake water temperatures are all over the place this week. There is still some ice melting in the back of the coves, with the main lake sitting around the mid 40s.

January 09, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Anglers adjusting to cold weather

2014 has arrived and lake water temperatures have started to fall into the upper 40s to right around 50 degrees, and should continue to cool down even more with the cold forecast for next week.

January 02, 2014 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cold weather still brings good bites

Lake temperatures are in the lower 50s. Lake Lanier's water level is above full fool at 1,071.47 feet, which is .47 above a full pool of 1,071. The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear to slightly stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

December 19, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing varies greatly based on the weather

Lake temperatures are in the mid to high 50s. Lake Lanier's water level has actually risen .12 feet above full pool and is 1,071.12 feet above sea level (full pool is 1,071).

December 05, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich The Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Plenty of fish in shallow waters

The amount of rain fall has brought the lake level up again. Lake Lanier's water level is 1,072.03 feet or 1.02 foot above a full pool of 1,071 feet. Main lake temperatures are in the mid-50's to the lower 60's. The main lake is clear to stained, while the rivers and creeks are very stained from pollen and recent rains. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling 770-945-1466.

April 17, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie found mostly in schools around brush piles, docks

The rains have brought the lake level up. Lake Lanier's water level is 1,071.93 feet or .93 feet above a full pool of 1,071.

April 10, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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