Lake Sidney Lanier

Current Temperature:
39°

Est Water Temperature:
65° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Sidney Lanier
National Pro Reports

Sooner Lake, OK
2014-04-14
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

Georgia Reports

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on th... [more]

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. Vital fishing information for Lake Sidney Lanier, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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

Lake Sidney Lanier Pro Fishing Reports
Ken West and Mike Maddalena

Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Charter & Guide Service
770-598-5195
Mikemad@Bigfishonguide.com
http://www.bigfishonguide.com/
2014-04-06 Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the weight. Shallow water flats, long soaping points, and reef markers in the creeks will all become Gizzard and Threadfin Shad magnets and the fish will roam these areas looking for a big meal. Free lines with Herring, Trout and Gizzard Shad pulled on boards will be the primary technique. Pull you \"bank side\" board within a foot or two of the bank where possible . Vary your trolling speed f... [more]
Ken West and Mike Maddalena

Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Charter & Guide Service
770-598-5195
Mikemad@Bigfishonguide.com
http://www.bigfishonguide.com/
2014-04-06 Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the weight. Shallow water flats, long soaping points, and reef markers in the creeks will all become Gizzard and Threadfin Shad magnets and the fish will roam these areas looking for a big meal. Free lines with Herring, Trout and Gizzard Shad pulled on boards will be the primary technique. Pull you \"bank side\" board within a foot or two of the bank where possible . Vary your trolling speed f... [more]
Lake Sidney Lanier Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2014-04-06
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the weight. Shallow water flats, long soaping points, and reef markers in the creeks will all become Gizzard and Threadfin Shad magnets and the fish will roam these areas looking for a big meal. Free lines with Herring, Trout and Gizzard Shad pulled on boards will be the primary technique. Pull you \"bank side\" board within a foot or two of the bank where possible . Vary your trolling speed from .75 mph to 1.5 mph which is a little faster than you have been pulling cold water. Do not hesitate to move out to deeper water as the sun get high in the sky. Stripers will stage off deep water points and chill out after feeding. Spring is a great time to fish especially after the winter we have had this year! Don\'t forget to take a DAD fishing. The lake is clear with the back of the creeks stained and the water temperatures are ranging from high 57 to 62\'.
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 65 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 Crappie Fishing

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Lake Sidney Lanier Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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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):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Lake Sidney Lanier Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Catfish Rating:
   3.6/5
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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):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Sidney Lanier White Bass Fishing

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Lake Sidney Lanier White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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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 Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
07:05 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:04 EST







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