Lake Sidney Lanier

Current Temperature:
46°

Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.21 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
East at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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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. 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 Americaís 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 1950ís, 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):
With Lake Sidney Lanier at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Sidney Lanier Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Sidney Lanier at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Sidney Lanier Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
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):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 53 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Lake Sidney Lanier Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier Catfish Rating:
   3.4/5
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- 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 catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
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):
With Lake Sidney Lanier at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Sidney Lanier White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Sidney Lanier White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Lake Sidney Lanier Striped Bass Fishing

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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:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. 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. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
08:41 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:26 EST







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