Lake level: .35 feet over full
Temperature: Low 60s
Clarity: Main lake clear, coves and creeks, stained

BASS: Bass fishing on Lanier is very good. The bass are in all modes of spawn right now with some spawning, some post spawn and some moving up to spawn. Overall it means the fish are shallow.

A worm on a three sixteenths shakey head has been the most consistent bait recently on secondary points, rocks and docks. Trixster Bait’s Green Pumpkin worm has been very successful along with a Zoom Watermelon Red worm.

The last few docks in the backs of the pockets have been producing both spots and largemouths with some big fish mixed in. Work your bait as far under the dock as you can as well as behind the docks.

The jerk bait bite has picked up recently on the reef poles, long points and bedding flats.

It seems there are more largemouth bed on the last full moon than spots but there should be a major move by the spots on the upcoming full moon. This should help the jerk bait bite.

On the windy days be sure to check out the blow throughs with a white spinnerbait for some great action.

And now is the time to begin watching for the herring spawn on rocks, walls, poles and hard points. If you locate the spawn it is a great opportunity to catch fish on multiple moving baits. There are still many largemouth on bed in the backs of the pockets but if you do target these bass please be gentle with them and release them as quickly as possible so they have a chance to return to their bed.

It’s fun fishing time on Lanier with good weather to boot so “Go Catch ‘Em!”

Report: by Phil Johnson. Contact: 770 366- 8845;

STRIPER: Striper and spotted bass on Lanier has been on fire!

The bait has been difficult to find but if you’re not familiar with what’s available contact your nearest bait shop.

The method is still planner board, flat lines and down lines. The umbrella rigs are also picking up an extra fish or two.

Some might even be up the rivers and that’s a good shad run this time of the year. Because the rivers are tricky be extra careful and remember to wear your life jacket.

Report: by Buck Cannon, Buck Tails Guide Service. Contact: 404 510-1778.

CRAPPIE: Crappie are between four to 15 feet deep and under docks.

Look for creeks or coves near a main channel for roaming fish. They are shallow in two to four feet of water. Cast to them or just troll for them. Minnows are working well.

You may want to try jig colors grey on grey, or green and black and green and chartreuse.

The gear I recommend for crappie fishing is Acc crappie stix 1 piece rod and reel with a 6-pound test K9 line, along with Garmin Live Scope and Power Pole.

Report: by Captain Josh Thornton. Contact: 770 530-6493,