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Lake Lanier fishing report: Bass and striper fishing at its best
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier. - photo by File photo
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier’s water level is holding just above full pool at 1,071.87 feet or 1.87 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid-70s. Main lake and lower lake creeks mouths are clear to slightly stained. The upper lake creeks, rivers and pockets are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466. Bass fishing rates good to very good. It’s that time of year when the bass are finishing up the spawn. The spawning process takes a lot out of these fish, so afterwards they will be out eating and recuperating. A lot of fish this time of year look beat up, but no worries. The bass get abrasions and sores from rubbing together during the spawning process. These sores will heal with time and the fish will be as healthy as ever after they recover. Over the past month the bass have been spawning close to the banks, so bank beaters have been catching some good fish up shallow. As the bass recover from the spawn, they will move back out towards deeper water where they will feed heavily on shad, herring and other prey-like brim and crawfish. This is when my Lowrance Electronics really help to find the best locations.