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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake nears full pool

Water temperatures continue to hover around the 50-degree mark. The lake level is 1,066.79 feet, or 4.21 feet down and rising as it continues to track towards a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear down lake and stained up lake. The lower lake creeks are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs and the upper lake creeks and rivers are very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear.

February 28, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie fishing a great bet from the banks

Water temperatures are varying a few degrees, but are averaging around 50 degrees. The lake level is up again and will rise more with the rain that is forecast. The lake level is 1,065.31 or 5.69 feet below the full pool of 1,071.

February 22, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Look deep for best bass

Water temperatures on Lake Lanier are in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. The lake level continues to rise and is at 1,064.86 feet, or 6.14 feet below the full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are slightly to very stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford dam is clear.

February 14, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass found deep and wide

Water temperatures have fluctuated this past week but are averaging around 50 degrees. The lake level continues to come up and is at 1064 feet, or seven feet below the full pool of 1071. More rains are forecast for the next week and I believe we could come up to full pool by March if all goes well. The main lake water is clear and the creeks and rivers are stained to muddy in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear.

February 07, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake levels rise rapidly

Water temperatures are right around 50 degrees. The lake level has risen considerably in the last month and is at 1,063.14 or 7.86 below a full pool of 1,071. It will be a little higher by the time you read this article as the recent storms run off enters the lake. The main lake water is clearer down lake and stained to the north, and the creeks and rivers are stained to muddy in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear.

January 31, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Fishing report: Cooler temps don't dampen bass fishing

Water temperatures are in the low 50s. The lake level has risen considerably in the last month and is at 1,062.09 feet or 8.91 below a full pool of 1,071 so we are moving in the right direction. The main lake water is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained to very stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford dam is stained.

January 25, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Rains help lake rise rapidly

Water temperatures are up from last week and are around 51-53 degrees. The lake level is up almost two feet from last week and is at 1,060.25 feet or 12.62 below a full pool of 1,071 and is rising. The main lake water is slightly stained, and the creeks and rivers are stained to muddy from recent rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained.

January 17, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing warms up with the weather

Water temperatures have actually risen a little and are right around 50 degrees. The lake level is holding steady at 1,058.38 feet, or 12.62 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

January 10, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers shallow, bass move deeper

Water temperatures are in the upper 40's. The lake level has risen again and is at 1,058.16 or 12.84 below a full pool of 1,071.

January 03, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake levels rise for the new year

Water temperatures have fallen into the low 50s. The Corps has decreased water releases while the rainfall remains steady, which is good news. The lake level has actually risen more than a foot and is at 1,057.55 or 13.45 below a full pool of 1,071 and still rising. The main lake water is clear to stained, and the creeks and rivers are stained in the mouths and very stained to muddy in the backs from recent rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained.

December 27, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass wishes for your Christmas fishing

Water temperatures are in the mid 50's. The lake level has stayed steady thanks to this week's rain and is at 1,056.34 or 14.66 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained in the mouths, and stained to muddy in the backs from the rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained.

December 20, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish fill their bellies as winter approaches

Water temperatures are in the mid-50's. The lake level dropped less with this week's rain and is right around 1,056.49 or 14.51 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford dam is stained.

December 13, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Late fall fishing can be fantastic

Water temps are in the mid 50's. The lake level continues to drop about six inches each week and is right around 1,056.84 or 14.26 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to stained, and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford dam is stained.

December 06, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: December brings consistent catches

Water temperatures are in the upper 50s. The lake level continues to drop and is right around 1,057.48 feet, or 13.52 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford dam is stained.

November 29, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass are feeding in varying depths

Water temps are in the upper 50s. The lake level is 1,058 or 12.61 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford Dam is stained.

November 22, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Catching bass may be rewarding or frustrating

Lake Lanier's water level is 1068.23 or 2.77 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures have varied between the upper 60's and low 70's. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam due to lake turnover.

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


Local fishing: Schooling bass easy for anglers to catch

Lake Lanier's water level actually rose a little with this week's rains to 1,068.44 feet or 2.56 feet below full pool of 1,071.

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


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