Lake Sidney Lanier

Current Temperature:
66°

Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.65 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
West at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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Lake Sidney Lanier
National Pro Reports

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Lake Sidney Lanier General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Sidney Lanier fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Sidney Lanier water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Lake Lanier is nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains lies Lake Lanier, one of America’s favorite lakes. Over 7.5 million people a year choose to visit Lake Lanier. With over 692 miles of shoreline, the lake is well known for its aqua-blue colored water, spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities. Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950’s, Lake Lanier is a multi-purpose lake that provides for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation and fish and wildlife management. [Lake Lanier. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/26/2008]
State:
Georgia

County:
Dawson

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
37000

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
34.319554

Longitude:
-83.867413

Water Clarity:
10+ ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
160

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Sidney Lanier Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- They are hard to find!!

Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Sidney Lanier Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no smallmouth in Lanier
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Sidney Lanier Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fishing around any bridge at dusk or night
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Lake Sidney Lanier Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Catfish Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Small catfish can be caught through out the lake. Bigger fish can be caught on the tributaries that feed into the lake. Use dead shad for best results. Find a deep bend in the river and hang on.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Sidney Lanier Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught spotted bass using plastic worms fished slow and on chrome/blue lipless crankbaits fished slow to medium retrieve. Also got bites on shakey head plastic worms too.
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Sidney Lanier White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Striped Bass Rating:
   4.2/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Soft jerk baits, shakey head 7in worm, wacky rig 4-5in worms: (colors) ---> black, watermelon and
green pumpkin: thrown/worked around brush, grass lines, ambush areas
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Lake Sidney Lanier Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:53 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:13 EST







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