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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Biggest bass caught in deeper water
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier as seen from the air in July 2017. - photo by Nick Bowman
Lake Lanier’s water level remains healthy at 1,071.22 or .22 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid-80’s. The main lake is clear. Creeks are slightly stained. North of the Dawsonville Highway bridge, the water is slightly stained 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. We have found some shallow fish in the mornings around banks located close to deeper water. Once the sun rises, we head away from the banks. Lake Lanier’s spotted bass are settling in to their offshore haunts around brush located from 15-30 feet deep. Start your day casting topwater plugs. Keep one locked and loaded all day long. Larger chugging or popping plugs have been working best.