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.
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Shady Grove Ledge
1/13/2017 8:12:49 PM -
Good ledge on this underwater point for bass.
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.
10/9/2013 3:07:57 PM - Boat ramp at Lula park.
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October 2021 Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report
10/20/2021 10:06:24 AM - The lake level is at 1071.52 (.52 feet above full pool) with water temps of 74-76 degrees. On Lake Lanier October fishing is all about being versatile. Turnover has already
Lake Lanier Fishing Report-October 15 2021
10/15/2021 5:59:41 PM - Fishing is overall pretty good especially for the month of October. Historically October brings the turnover and some tough conditions but this year has been better than aver
Lake Lanier Fishing Report-October 1 2021
10/1/2021 7:10:46 PM - The month of September set the bar pretty high on Lanier other area lakes as well. Anglers reported great catches for Striper and Spotted Bass we will see if October can equ
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