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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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Thanksgiving usually a good time to catch bass

Lake Lanier water temperatures are in the upper 50s. The Corps is pulling out a lot of water and the lake level is at 1,059.20 feet, or 11.80 below a full pool of 1,071. As mentioned in the recent article in The Times, it looks as if we can expect to drop 6 inches a week through the winter unless we see some significant rains. I stay optimistic that winter and spring rains will bring the levels back up to where they need to be. The main lake is clear to stained and the creeks and ...

November 15, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing heats up with cooler temperatures

Lake temperatures are in the upper 60's. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,061.55 or 9.45 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River is still stained due to lake turnover.

November 01, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing around docks working well

Lake temperatures are in the upper 60's. Lake Lanier's water level is pretty normal for this time of year and is around 1,062.33, or 8.67 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River is still stained due to lake turnover.

October 25, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall colors signal good fishing

Lake temperatures are in the low 70s. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,062.69 or 8.31 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to slightly stained. The creeks and rivers are stained due to lake turnover. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is still very stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 18, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake turnover keeps fish, anglers on the move

Lake Lanier temperatures are in the lower 70s. Lake Lanier's water level is in decent shape, considering the dry weather and is at 1,062.92 or 8.08 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained due to lake turnover. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is very stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 11, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Water rises with recent rains

Lake temperatures are in the mid 70s down lake and in the lower 70s up in the rivers. Lake Lanier's water level rose almost 2 feet with the recent rains and is around 1,063.13, or 7.95 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The lake is stained and the creeks and rivers are stained to almost muddy in the backs.

October 04, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Start of fall signals change of patterns

Lake temperatures are in the mid-70s. Lake Lanier's water level is around 1,061.13, or 9.87 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The lake is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are stained.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing changes, so keep an open mind

Lake temperatures are in the upper 70s. Lake Lanier's water level is around 1061.47 or 9.53 feet below a full pool of 1071. The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear in the mouths to very stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

September 20, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich From staff reports | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish are starting to fatten for the fall

Lake temperatures range from high 70s to low 80s. Lake Lanier's water level is around 1,061.63, or 9.37 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake quiets down after Labor Day

Lake temperatures are in the low 80s. Lake Lanier's water level is around 1061.99 or 9.01 feet below full pool.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Expect heavy boat traffic on Labor Day

Lake temperatures are in the lower 80s. The lake level is 1,062.25 feet, which is 8.76 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear and the rivers and creeks are clear in the mouths to stained or very stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

August 30, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For 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


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


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