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Lake Lanier fishing report: Make sure to dress in layers to enjoy winter fishing
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier as seen from the air in July 2017. - photo by Nick Bowman
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier continues to hover less than a foot below full pool at 1,070.57 or .43 below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures have registered from as low as 49 degrees to a high of 55 degrees this past week. The main lake and lower lake creeks are clear in some areas and stained in other locations. The upper lake and rivers remain stained to very stained. The Chattahoochee below Buford Dam is stained, but is starting to clear as lake turnover finishes up. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river below Buford Dam at 770-945-1466. I am now offering instructional trips for bass fishing. Email me at or PM me on Facebook. Costs are $200 for a half day and $300 for a full day. These costs are for two anglers and I offer certificates that can be used for Christmas gifts.