Lake level: .52 over full pool
Temperature: 70s
Clarity: Mostly clear

BASS: Bass fishing on Lanier is good. The bass are in the middle of their transition to their summer homes in the 25- to 35-foot range around structures.

The fishing has been somewhat up and down with some really strong bites and then a window of grinding to catch one which is typical of this time of year.

The Slick Stick and the Jerkshad continue to be the most consistent baits for recent days when worked over deep brush, humps and long points. The true top water bite is just beginning and there has been some activity on the Ima Skimmer in the same areas. The top water activity is scattered and random right now so be prepared for it to happen anywhere anytime.

If the activity in the top of the water column slows drop down with the shakey head on the deeper edges of the humps and on the end of the long points. A pumpkin green Senko has worked good at times recently. Be sure to check the dock bite on the docks in 15 to 20 feet of water with the shakey head as the fish are seeking shade this time of year.

The bass tend to bite better with when there is wind on Lanier so be sure to use it to your advantage by fishing the areas the wind is blowing on or into. When you hit the right window now it is a lot of fun so Go Catch ‘Em!

Report by: Phil Johnson:, 770 366-8845

STRIPER: Striper fishing is heating up on Lanier. Using blue backs over a 50- to 80-foot bottom put your bait 25 to 40 feet deep. Points and coves right off the river channel are a great place to start.

Proper equipment is needed to locate your bait areas. Line counting reels with 20 pound test main line with a 6 to 8 foot fluorocarbon leader, 1 ounce sinker and #4 hook. Get ready for the trolling umbrella rigs and lead core and once the water temperature reaches 80 degrees, you will need bigger equipment and the fun just begins – reeling in a big striper 250 feet behind the boat.

Remember to wear your life jackets.

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

CRAPPIE: Crappie fishing is good. The fish are suspended 10 feet deep under docks. I have been having a lot of success on brush piles in about 15 feet or less water. Make sure to try bright jig color combinations.

The gear I recommend for crappie fishing is a Acc crappie stix 1 piece rod and reel with a 4 to 6 pound test K9 line, along with Garmin Live Scope and Power Pole.

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