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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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall-like weather brings pleasant fishing

Lake temperatures are in the mid to lower 80s. The lake level is 1062.45 feet, 8.55 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear and the rivers and creeks are clear in the mouths and stained, or even muddy, where they feed in from the backs. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

August 23, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Power reeling with trigger striper bite

Lake temperatures are in the mid to lower 80s. The lake level is 1,062.73 feet, 8.27 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear and the creeks are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

August 16, 2012 | Eric Aldrich For the times | Outdoors


Junior state fishing champions to compete in tourney on Lanier

Lake Lanier will play host to the National Guard Junior World Championship today and Saturday, as 82 state champions from all over the country converge on Gainesville.

August 09, 2012 | From staff reports | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Aug. 10

Lake temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s. The lake level is 1,062.83 feet, which is 8.17 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear, and the creeks are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear.

August 09, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


This week: Forrest Wood Cup returns to Lanier

This week, 46 of the top professional anglers in the sport of bass fishing and 46 co-anglers will converge on Lake Lanier for the Forrest Wood Cup, the championship event for the Walmart FLW Tour.

August 05, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Spotted bass feeding on the top all day

Lake temperatures fell slightly this week with the recent rains and are in the mid to upper 80s. Lake levels continue to hold steady at 1,063.42 feet, which is 7.97 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet.

August 02, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Fishing report: It's the best time of year to teach young anglers

Lake Lanier's water level has risen, and we are now slightly above full pool. The lake water level is 1071.43 feet or .43 feet above a full pool of 1071. The CORPs has done a great job of holding the levels steady, and this is a great help to dock owners.

April 23, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Now is time to catch trophy-worthy stripers

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level remains close to full pool. The lake water level is 1,070.68 feet or .32 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake water temperatures range mostly in the mid to upper 60's. The main lake is stained on the surface from the heavy pollen, but the water underneath is clear. The creeks are stained from pollen, but the water ranges from clear in the mouths on back to muddy from rain runoff flowing in from the creeks.

April 17, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Fishing report: Springtime gives anglers best opportunity to fish

Lake Lanier's water level remains close to full pool. The lake water level is 1,070.19 feet or .81 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake water temperatures range mostly from the mid to upper 60's but there is cooler water flowing in from the rivers up the lake and some warmer water in the lower lake shallow pockets.

April 09, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Anglers must be stewards of our sport

Lake Lanier's water level is still holding out well. The lake water level is 1,070.16 feet or .84 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

April 02, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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