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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Majority of stripers located well below thermocline

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's level has fallen slightly and is 1,065.20, or 5.80 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid 80s.

August 03, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass biting on variety of lures in different locations

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's level is 1,065.54, or 5.46 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the upper 80s.

July 27, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Striper bite strong at the thermocline level

Lake Lanier's water level is up about a half foot, which is a blessing during the hot summer. Lake Lanier's level is 1,065.71 or 5.29 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid-80's. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear to slightly stained. The creeks and rivers are clear to very stained.

July 20, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Target brush piles for larger bass

Lake Lanier's water level is holding steady at 1,065.28 above sea level or 5.72 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071.

July 13, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing is heating up along with the weather

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is up again with the steady afternoon rains, and is 1,065.29, or 5.71 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the low 80s.

July 06, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing varies depending on water conditions

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is up again this week and is 1,064.77, or 6.23 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are holding steady in the low 80s.

June 29, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Frequent rains continue to help fishing

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is up again this week and is 1,064.65 or 6.35 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are holding steady in the low to mid 80's. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear to stained. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained to muddy after the rains, but it clears up quickly. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

June 22, 2017 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass biting well all day long

Lake Lanier's water level continues to rise. Lake Lanier's level is 1,064.53 or 6.47 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071.

June 15, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Look forward to thermocline to concentrate fish

Lake Lanier's water level continues to move in the right direction and is up again due to the consistent rains. Lake Lanier's level is 1,064.62 or 6.38 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the upper 70s. The main lake and creek's mouths are clear to stained. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained.

June 08, 2017 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing action rises and falls based on weather fronts

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is up again from recent rains. Lake Lanier's level is 1,064.31 or 6.69 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake surface temperatures are in the upper 70's. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear to stained from recent rains. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

June 01, 2017 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Rising water levels helping anglers haul in better catch

Lake Lanier's water level is up over four feet from the start of this year.

May 25, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish around post-spawn patterns

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is holding steady at 1,063.10, or 7.90 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

May 18, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Hungry crappie biting all over lake

Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,063.17 or 7.83 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. The main lake and creek mouths are clear to stained. The creeks and rivers are slightly to very stained. Lake surface temperatures fell last week, then rose back into the 70's with this week's hot weather. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

May 11, 2017 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: With spawn still in effect, bass fishing remains productive

Water Conditions: Rain is causing the lake to rise at the time this report is being written. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,063.15 or 7.85 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071.

May 04, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing fluctuates as water rises

Lake Lanier's water level has actually risen a notable amount and is at 1,063.03 or 7.97 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear to slightly stained from pollen and rain runoff. The creeks and rivers are slightly to very stained. Lake surface temperatures are right at 70 degrees.

April 27, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Rain helps lake water levels and fishing

Lake Lanier's level is rising slowly from the recent rains and is currently at 1,065.40 or 5.60 feet below the normal ...

August 10, 2017 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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