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.



Top Lake Lanier Fishing Spots

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


Lula Park
10/9/2013 3:07:57 PM - Boat ramp at Lula park. No fee. No facilities.


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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Latest Lake Lanier Fishing Reports

Lake Lanier Fishing Report-May 15 2021
5/15/2021 11:01:03 AM - I think we just experienced Blackberry winter and it was a good one! We experienced some cooler than normal temps during much of early May. Looking forward we have probably..


Lake Hartwell Fishing Report-May 12 2021 by Rick Owen
5/12/2021 1:19:10 PM - Striper and Hybrid fishing on Lake Hartwell has changed noticeably over the last couple of years.  For those who have booked trips with their favorite guides year after year


Lake Lanier Fishing Report-May 7 2021
5/7/2021 7:20:14 PM - The weather patterns remain a little inconsistent but the fish don’t seem to mind as the bite stays strong.  I noticed lots of pics in the past few days of... The post Lake L


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Lake Lanier Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

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. Spotted Bass - 36.36% Catch Rate
    Spotted Bass

  2. Striped Bass - 36.36% Catch Rate
    Striped Bass

  3. Flounder - 9.09% Catch Rate
    Flounder

  4. Largemouth Bass - 9.09% Catch Rate
    Largemouth Bass

  5. Brown Trout - 9.09% Catch Rate
    Brown Trout

  6. Recommedations above based on 24 local reports and 5 species of fish for May in Lake Lanier.

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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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