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Fishing in Lake Lanier

Fishing at Lake Lanier, Georgia, can be a massive undertaking. The lake offers excellent fishing, but that doesn't mean it's easy to fish. The conditions can rapidly change, causing frustration for the unfamiliar with the results on the fish. We strongly recommend booking a trip with one of the licensed and insured Lake Lanier Fishing Charters.

It will serve you well to book a half-day or full-day fishing trip with someone who spends 300 days of the year working full time on the lake. Your guide can take you directly to the fish and show you what works best for bringing them into the boat, allowing you to relax and enjoy your fishing experience, while your full-service guide service does all the work.
  • Known For

    Lake Lanier, also known as Lake Sidney Lanier, is located in northern Georgia and was created by the damming of the Chattahoochee River. Once the river was dammed, it created a lake of over 38,000 acres, bordered by over 690 miles of shoreline. Along these shores, the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies have provided more than 90 parks for guests to enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and picnics.

  • Fishing Licenses and Regulations

    All anglers must follow the rules and regulations laid out by the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's Wildlife Resources Division.

    • An annual fishing license is $15 for residents and $50 for non-residents.
    • A one day option is available for $15 for those visiting the Peach State.

    Acquire a fishing license from a popular sporting goods store, online, or by calling (800) 366-2661

  • Types of Fishing

    Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Black Crappie, Striped Bass, and Walleye can all bite your hook when fishing this beautiful lake. However, this lake is located near Atlanta, Georgia, and can experience heavy pressure from anglers, so don't be afraid to change it up from your favorite type of fishing and give the fish they haven't seen before.

    • When the sun rises, find underwater humps and cast a top water lure for some fast action fishing for Largemouth Bass.
    • If your fishing from a Lake Lanier fishing pier, Channel Catfish are an excellent choice to target. Hook on a nightcrawler or chicken liver and look for places with steep dropoffs.
    • A nightcrawler is a popular choice in April for catching Walleye near the rivers.
  • Best Seasons to Fish

    After reading several Lake Lanier fishing reports, we have found the best time of year for Striper fishing at Lake Lanier, GA is during the colder weather of winter for big fish, and during the summer months for a quantity of fish.

    To catch big Striped Bass head towards the upper portion of the lake and troll live bait. In the warmer months of July and August, cast into deep water structure areas with a heavy jig.


Are there snakes in Lake Lanier?

Georgia is home to a lot of snakes, but of the 46 snakes found in Georgia, six are venomous. The snakes to watch out for that are located in Georgia and therefore, could be found in or near Lake Lanier are Copperheads, Rattlesnakes, and the Eastern Croal Snake.

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