Lake Lanier Fish Species

Common Questions

Is Lake Lanier good for fishing?

Lake Lanier boasts over 38,000 acres of the best Striped and Spotted Bass fishing in the country. If you have never caught a Spotted Bass you are in for one of the hardest fights pound for pound that exist. Lake Lanier's Striped Bass record is a massive 47 pounds.

Is it safe to eat fish out of Lake Lanier?

It is safe to eat most fish caught in Georgia waters and purchased in stores and restaurants.

How much does it cost to fish at Lake Lanier?

The average cost for a four-hour trip in Lake Lanier is $299, while the average cost for an 8-hour trip is $600. Prices can vary based on trip duration, boat size and amenities, and the type of fishing your group is looking to do. View all Lake Lanier Charters here.

Is Lake Lanier water clean?

Contrary to popular belief, Lake Lanier is usually pretty darn clean, water officials say.

Why is it called Lake Lanier?

Named for Georgia poet and musician Sidney Lanier, Lake Lanier was created in the 1950s when the United States Army Corps of Engineers built Buford Dam for purposes that included flood control, power generation, and recreation.

A No Excuses Striper Fishing On Lake Lanier Guided Fishing Trip targets the top Lake Lanier Fish species including Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Longnose Gar, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, Walleye. We primarily Fish the Lake Lanier, Chattahoochee River, and Chestatee River.