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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Seek out bigger bass around deep brush, timber
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier. - photo by File photo
Lake Lanier is currently at 1,070.77 or .23 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures remain in the mid to upper 80’s. 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 slowed down, but you can still catch them. Bass fishing in August gets tough, but we are still catching some good ones. Power fishing has been a little slow, but there is still some topwater action. Keep a plug tied on at all times. For the most part, the dropshot rig has worked the best in the deeper brush and also around isolated timber. Most of the fish are small around the shallow brush. The deeper brush and timber is holding better fish. Brush piles in 25-40 feet of water, and wood and rock around deeper bluff walls or isolated timber have been the best areas to catch keeper spotted bass.