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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers biting best on overcast days

Lake Levels are currently at 10.70 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear. The creeks and rivers are stained to very stained in the backs.

December 29, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing should be good Christmas weekend

Lake levels are currently at 1060.48, or 10.52 feet below the normal full pool of 1071. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear. The creeks and rivers are clear-to-very-stained in the backs.

December 22, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Gulls and loons give away best fishing locations

Recent rains slowed the falling water, and hopefully more are in store. Lake Lanier still fell about a quarter of an inch this past week. Lake levels are currently at 1060.79, or 10.21 feet below the normal full pool of 1071.

December 15, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Trout fishing remains strong

Lake Lanier came up ever so slightly this week, but we will take it Lake levels are currently at an even 1061, or 10 feet below the normal full pool of 1071. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear-to-stained. The creeks are and the rivers are stained-to-muddy from recent rains.

December 08, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Vandiver: Mother Nature made hunting hard in 2016

2016 has proven to be one of the toughest hunting seasons I can ever remember.

December 08, 2016 | Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Colder weather gets fish moving

Lake Lanier dropped and then rose slightly from the recent rains. Lake levels are currently at 1060.88 or 10.12 feet below the normal full pool of 1071. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear to stained. The creeks are and the rivers are stained to muddy from recent rains. Lake surface temperatures have just dropped into the upper 50s. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is still stained due to lake turnover. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

December 01, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Head to the river for great trout action

Lake Lanier has dropped down below the 10-foot mark and is currently at 1,060.94 or 10.06 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071.

November 24, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers biting with smoky conditions

Lake Lanier water levels are dropping about a half-foot each week and is currently at 1061.36 or 9.64 feet below the normal full pool of 1071. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear to stained.

November 17, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing ranging from good to off the charts

Lake Lanier water levels are currently at 1,061.85 or 9.15 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear to stained. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained. Lake surface temperatures are in the upper 60's. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is still stained due to lake turnover. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

November 10, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing follows no predictable pattern

Lake Lanier water levels are currently at 1,062.25 or 8.75 feet below the normal full pool of 1071 feet above sea level. Now is the time to do maintenance on your shoreline and docks.

November 03, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Changing conditions require electronics

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier water levels have fallen about a half foot since last week and are currently at 1,062.69 or 8.31 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear to stained. The creeks are and the rivers are slightly stained to very stained. Lake surface temperatures range from the upper 60's to lower 70's. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained due to lake turnover. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river @ 770-945-1466.

October 27, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Best action for bass fishing in afternoon hours

Lake Lanier water levels continue to drop and are currently at 1,063.17 or 7.83 feet below the normal full pool of 1071 feet above sea level. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear to stained. Creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid to lower 70s. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained due to lake turnover. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 20, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass bite strong in the morning hours

Lake Lanier's water level continues to fall and the lake level is at 1,064.03 or just at 7 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are stained to slightly stained. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained.

October 06, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing remains strong in early fall

Lake Lanier's water level fell below almost 6 inches this past week and the lake level is at 1,064.47 or 6.53 feet below the normal full pool of 1071 feet above sea level. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear to slightly stained.

September 29, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich Times staff reports | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass hitting top-water as temperatures begin to cool

Lake Lanier's water level fell below the 1065 mark to 1,064.92 or 6.08 feet below the normal full pool of 1071 feet above sea level. The main lake and mouths of the creeks are clear. The creeks are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs and the rivers are slightly stained to very stained. Lake surface temperatures are in the low 80s. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

September 23, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bank fishing strong at many area parks

Lake levels are holding well and are currently at 1,060.52 or 10.48 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071.

January 12, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing has been inconsistent

Lake levels have risen a little with recent rains and are currently at 1060.61, or 10.39 feet below the normal full pool of ...

January 05, 2017 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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