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 5 - 9 AM on Saturday.

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. Northern Pike - 33.33% Catch Rate
  2. Brown Trout - 33.33% Catch Rate
  3. Striped Bass - 33.33% Catch Rate

Recommedations above based on 11 local reports and 3 species of fish for October in Lake Lanier.

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Latest Lake Lanier Fishing Reports

September 2020 Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report
9/13/2020 2:31:25 PM - Lake Lanier is at 1071.33 and the water temps are around 84-85 degrees. The water conditions are clear. To get the most out of your September fishing get out there and pull l

August 2020 Lake Lanier Fishing Report
8/13/2020 8:21:08 PM - August 2020 Lake Lanier Fishing Report Summer fishing on Lake Lanier is in full swing and it is awesome. We see huge schools of fish in their normal summertime haunts and the

July 2019 Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report
7/29/2020 3:01:12 PM - July 2019 Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report July striper fishing on Lanier means huge schools of fish in deep water on the south end of the lake. These fish will be found fr

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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,

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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 plan

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 al

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