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Lake Lanier Fishing: Variety And Quantity

By Gabriel Adams

Located in the northern part of Georgia in the United States, Lake Lanier is one of the most popular destinations for fishing trips. With additional water being fed from the Chestatee River allowing numerous other types of fish to join the ones already in this man-made lake, it's perhaps not surprising that this stretch of water is so popular.

When it's at its fullest level, Lake Lanier can boast over 39,000 surface acres of water, which explains why so many fishermen enjoy coming here for their trips. With over 1100 kilometres of shoreline stretching between five counties, it's an easily accessible area to get to as well, making it an ideal solution for both the weekend and serious angler.

The variety in fish in the lake is what makes this waterway so appealing. Trout fishing is accommodated for here, with not only the common brown trout being freely available, both rainbow and brook trout can also be found, thanks to the cold waters that make their way from the bottom of the lake.

If bass fishing is more your angle, then Lake Lanier caters to those needs as well. Not only will you find the most common of bass in these waters, but two of the four kinds of temperate bass can be found in the lake itself, making it an extremely convenient one-stop shop for bass fishing.

Many serious anglers enjoy sport fishing, where there is a bigger challenge to catching the fish due to its size or fighting ability. With striped bass frequenting the waters of Lake Lanier and in excellent numbers, this particular type of fishing can be enjoyed in the peaceful surroundings that this stretch of water has to offer.

The different water temperatures that can be found at Lake Lanier also add to the experience, especially if it's a more challenging fish you wish to undertake. Depending on the ambient temperatures, which can range from the coldest days in winter to the hottest in summer, the striped bass will lie at various depths. If it's colder water, then expect the fish to lie deeper where there is less likelihood of a fluctuation in temperature. A spring and early summer trip will find the fish at their highest point, usually just under the surface, making for a relatively easier catch.

With the facilities on offer, such as a water park and a golf course, as well as comfortable accommodation in the guise of either hotels or lake houses, the surrounding area around Lake Lanier makes for a pleasant experience, too. Even if you have a family and they don't share your enthusiasm for fishing, there's so much more to do that everyone can enjoy a vacation there, leaving you with the reason for going in the first place excellent fishing.

About the Author: Visit the Lake Lanier Fishing Guide for more information on Lake Lanier Fishing.


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