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Lake Lanier fishing report: Changing weather patterns make for mixed fishing
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier. - photo by File photo
Water Conditions: Presently, Lake Lanier’s water remains above full pool thanks to recent rains. Currently, the water level is at 1,070.69 feet or .69 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures have yo-yoed up and down and are reading from 75 to 80 degrees. The main lake is clear, and the rivers and creeks are slightly stained to very stained in the back water. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466. Bass fishing is up and down, but for the most part has rated very good. I have had several trips this week where we boated two to three good fish on each stop we made. The changing weather has also caused us to struggle during a trip or two. Because of the recent rains and unusual weather temperatures, we have had to make adjustments. What worked “yesterday” or even earlier in the day may not be the best way to go. Some patterns will turn on as others fade, so keep a few rods on deck.