Lake Lanier Fishing

Lake Lanier Fishing

Lake Sidney Lanier is a 38,000 acre reservoir located about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. It was created by the construction of the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956. With over 59 square miles of water and over 690 miles of shoreline, there is a lot of different opportunities for fishing Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier is known for its excellent Striped Bass fishing. The current lake record of 47 pounds and 12 ounces was caught in April, 2010 on a chartreuse and pepper plastic lizard, near the mouth of Bald Ridge. This huge fish had 31 1/2-inch girth and was 45 inches long. One of the most popular methods to catch Lake Lanier Stripped Bass is using live bait. Gizzard Shad and Blueblack Herring are the most common baits of choice.

Other target species for Lake Lanier anglers include Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Catfish. Brown, Brook, and Rainbow Trout can also be found in the the lake. Bluegill, Walleye, White bass, and Longnose Gar can be caught as well.

Lake Lanier Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 2 - 6 PM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Lake Lanier, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 43 local reports and 4 species of fish for March in Lake Lanier.

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Latest Lake Lanier Fishing Reports

Lake Lanier Fishing Report March 16 2017
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Top Lake Lanier Fishing Charters & Guides

Georgia Lake Fishing
Fishing Lakes Burton, Rabun, Nottely, Chatuge, Seed and Lanier. All year long.

All Day Fishing
All Day Fishing is a Lake Lanier striper guide service owned and operated by Jeremy Day. We provide affordable and specialized striper fishing on beautiful Lake Lanier in North Georgia, which is one of the premier striper lakes in the Southeast. We p

Captain Mack's
Lake Lanier - Your one stop shop for the best Striped Bass, Spotted Bass, and Crappie guide services, tackle, lake information, and videos.

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Top Lake Lanier Bait & Tackle Stores

Oakwood Bait & Tackle
Oakwood Bait & Tackle, your one stop shop for all your fishing needs!

Hammond's Fishing
Hammond’s Fishing Center a full service live bait and tackle shop. Bait and tackle has been available at this location since 1986. The bait and tackle shop is locally owned and the owner’s roots are firmly planted here at Hammond’s Crossing. We offer

Timber Ghost Hunting & Fishing
Timberghost Is A Full Service Sporting Goods Store

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Top Lake Lanier Marinas

Bald Ridge Marina
Home to over 600 wet slips and the closest marina to Atlanta conveniently located just off GA 400.

Hideaway Bay Marina
Hideaway Bay Marina is a full service marina on Lake Lanier. Its name reflects its unique location just off the main body of the lake, hidden away from irritating and damaging boat wakes. This protected cove also provides the ultimate in protection f

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Lake Lanier Fishing Map


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Latest Fishing Spots

Shady Grove Ledge
1/13/2017 8:12:49 PM - Good ledge on this underwater point for bass.


Brushy Hump
1/13/2017 7:39:54 PM - Good hump with brush in this area.


Bald Ridge Hump
1/13/2017 7:36:10 PM - Good hump off the point that had ledges on either side. Good Striped bass area.


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Weather Forecast

68°F
Celsius: 20°C
Condition: Sunny
Humidity: 36%
Wind: NE 4 mph

Weather Forecast
DateWeatherHiLoWind
Wed74°F48°FS 5 mph
Thu45°F35°FENE 12 mph
Fri63°F50°FE 8 mph
Sat65°F57°FESE 7 mph
Sun74°F54°FSSW 8 mph


Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon
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