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 7 - 11 AM on Tuesday.

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:
  1. Striped Bass - 83.33% Catch Rate
    Striped Bass

  2. Walleye - 8.33% Catch Rate

  3. Spotted Bass - 8.33% Catch Rate
    Spotted Bass

  4. Recommedations above based on 43 local reports and 3 species of fish for January in Lake Lanier.

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    Latest Lake Lanier Fishing Reports

    Lake Hartwell Fishing Report-January 13 2020
    1/16/2021 6:16:05 AM - Lake Hartwell Fishing Report Jan 13 2021 Thanks to Johnny Derek and the crew at Lake Hartwell Fishing and Marine for contributing to this report! Striper fishing has been pre

    Lake Lanier Fishing Report-January 15 2020
    1/16/2021 6:16:04 AM - Winter fishing has been good on Lanier with typical patterns and the typical weather changes associated with January. Many of the fish are very deep and I do not think... The

    Lake Lanier Fishing Report-January 8 2020
    1/12/2021 7:01:05 AM - 2021 has started off pretty well with good catches being recorded during the first week of the new year. The weather for next week looks typical for January with a... The pos

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Top Lake Lanier Fishing Charters & Guides

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.

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

Jimbo On Lanier
Jimbo is a Full-Time Professional Angler and Guide that fishes ONLY Lake Lanier all year! The Best Teacher on Lanier! Topwater, Swimbaits, Super Spin, Drop Shot and More! Tournament Anglers, Beginning Anglers, Father/Son, Corporate Outings – ALL ARE

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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

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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

Latest Fishing Spots

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Submerged Bridge

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Waxing Crescent Moon

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