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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: No better place to be than fishing…shallow
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier as seen from the air in July 2017. - photo by Nick Bowman
Lake Lanier is above full pool at 1072.61 feet or 1.61 above full pool of 1071. Lake surface temperatures remain in the mid 50’s with warmer water in sun filled pockets pushing water temperatures closer to the mid- to upper-50s. The lake below Browns Bridge is clear around the main lake and into the creek mouths and clear to stained midway into the back of the creeks. The creeks and rivers up lake are clear in the mouths but slightly stained to very stained in the backs, while the head water rivers are slightly stained to muddy. The CORP is pulling a lot of water, but they are allowing some quiet times, where fishing below Buford Dam should be good. Make sure you check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading to the river below Buford Dam. Bass fishing has been up and down for some anglers while others are staying on fish nearly all day.