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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing wanes while striper fishing heats up
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier. - photo by File photo
Lake Lanier’s water level is just above full pool at 1071.17 or .17 feet above the normal full pool of 1071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s. Main lake is clear and the creeks are slightly stained. The water in the rivers is slightly 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 run from fair to good, depending on who you ask. The surface layer of water is very warm, which means a large portion of Lake Lanier’s spotted bass will be found deeper and away from the banks. That being said, there are still some shallow spotted bass and largemouth that can be found close to the banks early in the day.