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Lake Lanier fishing report: Top water action gets going for stripers and bass
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier. - photo by File photo
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier has risen above full pool. The lake level is 1,071.89 feet or 1.89 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures have varied from the low 70s on main lake to mid to upper 70s in shallower pockets. Main lake and lower lake creeks mouths are clear to slightly stained. The upper lake creeks and pockets are clear to stained, and the rivers will get stained quickly from the forecast rains The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466. The bass are biting a variety of lures, so select your favorites and go catching. The herring are starting to spawn and the shad have been spawning, so lures that imitate a bait fish have been working best. Yes, it’s top water time. In the early mornings we are fishing shallow on the reef markers and having a decent top water bite. This action can go on into the, day depending on conditions. Throw a Gunfish, BBZ1 four-Inch Shad or even a pop-R worked medium fast. These surface lures will produce some awesome top water strikes.