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Lake Lanier Fishing Report – November 2009



The stripers continue to school on top most days on the south end of the lake. They have changed to feeding on threadfin shad so they are a little harder to convince to bite. If the water is choppy the redfin has continued to be the best bait. If the water is calm, go with […]

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Lake Lanier Fishing Report – October 2009



Stripers: So far this October the striper fishing has been up and down with the weather. As you most likely already know, the lake level has went through the roof. Last year at this time, most of the ramps were closed and now all of the ramps are open. At the beginning of the month […]

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Lake Lanier Fishing Report – September 2009



Fishing has continued to be strong on Lanier. The lake has not started to turnover at this time. As soon as the water temperature makes it into the lows seventies look for the patterns tos tart changing. Right now, the fish continue to hammer the downline. Still some big fish showing up as expected. About […]

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Lake Lanier Fishing Report – August 2009



So far this August, the fishing has been as good as it gets. More big fish than normal are showing up all over the south end of the lake. Be sure to check out some of the recent pictures on the Up on Lanier Fishing Forum. Half of our big fish are coming on downlines […]

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Lake Lanier Fishing Report – July 2009



Water Temperature:  83 degrees Lake Level: Approx. 1066.03     Stripers: The striper fishing has been great the last few weeks. Furthermore, the next two months should be the best fishing of the year for numbers of fish. The fish are in large schools from Browns Bridge south. Currently, the fish are still in the […]

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June 2009 – Lake Lanier Fishing Report



  Water Temperature:  69 degrees Lake Level: Approx. 1065.49 and rising     Stripers:  The lake looks great and the striper fishing has really turned on the last few weeks. The topwater bite has been strong and the average size of the fish has been excellent. Look for the topwater bite to disappear once the […]

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April 2009- Lake Lanier Fishing Report



April 2009 Water Temperature: 60 degrees Lake Level: Approx. 1062.93 Stripers: The striper fishing on Lake Lanier has been slower than normal. The biggest reason has been the colder than normal water temperature. However, with the recent sunshine the water temperature is warming fast and the bite should get back to normal. Look for some […]

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Lake Lanier Fishing Report March 2009



Stripers: The big fish bite for the stripers is here. As always for this time of year, we are not catching as many fish as later in the spring but we are making up for it in size. Early spring is by far the best time to catch a trophy striper on Lanier. The big […]

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Lake Lanier Fishing Report February 2009



Finally, the news about the lake is encouraging. The lake has risen several feet over the last month and we are now five feet ahead of last year at the same date. The lake is still not where we would like but at least it is an improvement. Several more boat ramps are now open […]

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Lake Lanier Fishing Report January 2009



Water Temperature: 51 degrees and falling Lake Level: Approx. 1052.55 Finally seeing the lake level come up a little. The lake has come up approximately a foot and a half with the recent rains. Still only a few boat ramps open. Charleston Park, Tidwell, Shoal Creek, and Clarks Bridge are now all open. Hopefully with […]

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