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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 Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Lanier, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 26.08% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 241 Bluegill counted.

    Lake Lanier Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  3. Largemouth Bass

  4. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 25% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 231 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Lake Lanier Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  5. Spotted Bass

  6. Spotted Bass

    There is a 19.81% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 183 Spotted Bass counted.

    Lake Lanier Spotted Bass Counts Chart
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  7. Black Crappie

  8. Black Crappie

    There is a 13.64% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 126 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Lanier Black Crappie Counts Chart
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  9. Redbreast Sunfish

  10. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 7.36% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 68 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Lake Lanier Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  11. Redear Sunfish

  12. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 2.71% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 25 Redear Sunfish counted.

    Lake Lanier Redear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redear

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  13. Striped Bass

  14. Striped Bass

    There is a 1.19% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 11 Striped Bass counted.

    Lake Lanier Striped Bass Counts Chart
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  15. Walleye

  16. Walleye

    There is a 1.08% catch rate for Walleye, based on 10 Walleye counted.

    Lake Lanier Walleye Counts Chart
    Walleye

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  17. Brown Trout

  18. Brown Trout

    There is a 0.97% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 9 Brown Trout counted.

    Lake Lanier Brown Trout Counts Chart
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  19. Rainbow Trout

  20. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 0.65% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 6 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Lake Lanier Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

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Recommendations above based on 16 species of fish and 924 fish counted for April around Lake Lanier.

To date, there are 38 species of fish and a total of 4405 fish counted for Lake Lanier and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 8/25/1939 (85 years).

Last Update: 4/12/2024 2:26:47 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Lake Lanier Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Lanier are the following:

  1. Shady Grove Ledge
    Good ledge on this underwater point for bass.


  2. Brushy Hump
    Good hump with brush in this area.


  3. Bald Ridge Hump
    Good hump off the point that had ledges on either side. Good Striped bass area.


  4. Lula Park
    Boat ramp at Lula park. No fee. No facilities.


  5. Rocky Point


  6. Rainbow Trout127


  7. Fish Attractor 58


  8. Alabama Bass3


  9. Beaver Island


  10. Do NOT Tell Anyone


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Top Lake Lanier Bait & Tackle Stores

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

  2. 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

  3. Alpharetta Outfitters
    Located in downtown Alpharetta, GA, Alpharetta Outfitters is your premier, one stop shop for all your fly-fishing needs. our knowledgeable staff specializes in up-to-date local Chattahoochee river and North Georgia mountain fishing information, as we

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Top Lake Lanier Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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

  4. The Striper Experience
    The Striper Experience is a Lake Lanier Fishing Guide service owned and operated by Ron Mullins. Ron is a licensed USCG Captain trained in first aid and CPR.

  5. Striper Steve's Fishing Charters
    Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Guides and Charter Services in North Ga. Striper Fishing Guides on Lake Lanier available 365 days a year. Lake Lanier is known for its world class Striper fishing. Best Striper Fishing in Ga!

  6. Catching Not Fishing Guide Service
    Catching Not Fishing Guide Service operated by Captain Clay Cunningham and fellow guides is open year-round and seven days a week on Lake Lanier. The striper fishing on Lake Lanier is some of the best in Georgia. Lake Lanier is just thirty minutes no

  7. 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

  8. Out of Line Fishing Striper Fishing Guide Service


  9. Shane Watson Guide Services Inc
    Let us guide you to the "Fish of a Lifetime" on the nation's premier striper lake. We specialize in light tackle live baiting and trolling for stripers using the most modern techniques and equipment available. We are a full-time, profes

  10. Lake Lanier Fish Co.
    A year-round guide/charter service on Lake Lanier, Ga.

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Top Lake Lanier Marinas

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

  2. 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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