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Lake Lanier fishing report: Full moon signals great time to fish
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier. - photo by File photo
Water Conditions: The lake level is down just under an inch from full pool which is great for news for dock owners and others for Lake Lanier in August. Lake Lanier is currently at 1,070.51 feet, or .49 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid to upper-80s. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear to slightly stained. The creeks and rivers are 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 has rated from slow to pretty good. I usually don’t like to schedule guide trips in August, but I have had several trips recently, and we caught them pretty well. I market my guide trips as learning trips more than catching trips. That being said I understand that people remember techniques much better when they actually catch fish using new methods. See my email at the end of these articles to inquire about booking a trip. Believe it or not, we have been getting some good bites on top-water plugs both early in the morning and throughout the day. Keep a top-water plug like a Sammy or Gunfish ready on the deck at all times. Most of our bites have been coming over planted brush at around 25 to 35 feet of water. Stop your boat a half of a cast from brush piles marked on your Lowrance Electronics. Cast a top-water plug over the brush, and the fish will let you know if they are active.