Lake Lanier in Georgia is well known as one of the great fishing spots in the country.
You will find many different species of fish in Lake Lanier.
Among them being Striped Bass, spotted bass,white bass and large-mouth bass, walleye, crappie and perch.
When Lake Lanier is at full pool there is approximately 38,000 acres of surface water to be fished.
There is little natural cover in the top 1/3 of the lake due to tree clearing during construction, there are however, trees left standing in the lower portions of the lake as well as brush piles, drop-offs, submerged humps, and rocky points.
The striped bass or as most people refer to it "The Striper" is a large open water predatory fish that can often be found in schools. Stripers are strong fish, known for their fighting ability and are a favorite game fish in Lake Lanier.
Striped bass are large fish and can reach a maximum length of 79 inches and weigh more than 50 lbs.
The Lake Lanier record is currently 47.75 lbs., Caught on April 3, 2010;
Breaking the old record of 46 lbs. from April 10, 1987.
The record Striper had an amazing 31 1/2-inch girth and was 45 inches long.
Where you will find these fish in Lake Lanier will depend on a few factors.
One is the food source. Stripers favorite foods are the Shad and the Blue back herring.
Where you find schools of these bait fish you will find the Stripers
Another factor is the water temperature.
In very cold water they will stay a little deeper where the water temperature will fluctuate less.
As the water warms into the mid fifties through the seventies they can be caught in shallower areas and on the surface.
In late summer when the water temperature are highest the fish tend to stay deep.
The summer pattern can change on overcast days, early morning, or late evening when they may be found in shallower water.
All of this makes Lake Lanier not only a challenge to fish but exciting to fish.
You need an experienced Fishing Guide on these waters to make for a successful fishing trip
and that is just one of the reasons you should book a trip with us!
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