Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing still good despite rising lake level

Lake Lanier’s water level is at 10,76.66 feet, or 5.66 feet over the full pool of 1,071 and rising very close to the record level of 1,077.14 feet recorded in 1964. Water temperatures are in the low 50s. Note that many of the CORPS boat ramps remain closed due to high water conditions.

The main lake and creeks mouths below Browns Bridge are only slightly stained and remain very fishable, even with the high-water conditions. Many of the pockets mid-way back in the creeks are also clear enough to catch good fish. The backs of the creeks and the inflow from the rivers are very stained to muddy. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear directly below the dam, but it gets muddy quickly downstream from rain inflow. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at (770) 945-1466.

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