Lake Lanier’s water level is holding very steady and is at 1,065.95, or 5.05 feet below our normal full pool of 1,071. Main lake surface temperatures have been in the upper 40s with pockets of much colder water located in some coves and also up lake. The main lake and creeks mouths are mostly clear. The creeks, pockets and rivers are slightly stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling (770) 945-1466. Bass Fishing: Water temperatures in the 40s mean we anglers need to slow down and fish as slowly and deeply as possible, right? Not necessarily! We have been scoring some big fish working jerk baits, crank baits and swim baits on under-spins along steep bluff walls, beside deeper docks and sea walls all over the lake.