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Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow perch, striped bass and longnose gar at Lake Sidney Lanier in Georgia.

Lake Lanier, GA

Notorious for great striped bass fishing, Lake Lanier AKA Lake Sidney Lanier is a favorite for striper anglers. In addition to being a great striper fishery, the lake has healthy populations of catfish, bass, crappie, sunfish, walleye, perch, and gar. It is also stocked with rainbow trout. This 37,000-acre reservoir located in the upper-central portion of the state has almost 700 miles of shoreline and a bunch of islands to fish around. There are areas with public access for fishing from the bank, but the lake is ideal for fishing from a boat. Dozens of boat launch ramps handle pleasure boats, fishing boats and pontoon boats with plenty of parking. Marinas, bait stores, restaurants, camping and lodging options are available to enhance your fishing trip or vacation.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Georgia

Primary fish species residing in Lake Lanier

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Green Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Longnose gar

Lake Sidney Lanier Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Bait Shack Watersports
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoons
678 234-4371

Captain Watersports
Rentals: Pontoon boats
678 643-8010

Gainesville Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
770 536-2171

Port Royale Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
770 887-5715

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Balus Creek Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Mountain View Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Big Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Big Creek Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Bolding Mill Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Chestatee Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Charleston Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Charleston Park Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Clarks Bridge Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, at the north end of the Clarks Bridge Road Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Duckett Mill Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Duckett Mill Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

East Bank Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southern section of the lake, off East Bank Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Keith Bridge Access Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Old Keith Bridge Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lanier Park Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southern section of the lake, off East Bank Park Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Little Hall Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Little Hall Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks (for tournaments) and paved parking.

Little Ridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lanier Beach South Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Little River Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Little River Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Long Hollow Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Bryant Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Mountain View Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Hulsey Circle, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Mary Alice Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Mary Alice Park Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Old Federal Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Jim Crow Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Robinson Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Robinson Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sardis Creek Access Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off A Thomas Road Exd, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Shoal Creek Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southern section of the lake, off Shadburn Ferry Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Tidwell Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Sunrise Lane, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Two Mile Creek Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Bethel Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Vanns Tavern Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Vanns Tavern Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

War Hill Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off 318 Road, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Young Deer Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Heard Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Marinas

Gainesville Marina
2145 Dawsonville Hwy
Gainesville, GA 30501
770 536-2171

Habersham Marina
2200 Habersham Marina Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
770 887-5432

Holiday Marina On Lake Lanier
6900 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
770 945-7201

Port of Indecision Marina
7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Buford, Georgia 30518
470 323-3444

Port Royale Marina
8800 Port Royale Dr
Gainesville, GA 30506
770 887-5715

Safe Harbor Aqualand Marina
6800 Lights Ferry Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
770 967-6811

Safe Harbor Hideaway Bay Marina
6334 Mitchell Street
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
770 967-5500

Sunrise Cove Marina
5725 Flat Creek Rd
Gainesville, GA 30504
770 536-8599

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Don Carter State Park Campground - 678 450-7726

River Forks Park Campground - 770 531-3952

Old Federal Campground - 770 967-6757

Van Pugh North Park Campground - 770 945-9531

Van Pugh South Campground - 770 967-6315

Shoal Creek Campground - 678 482-0332

Sawnee Campground - 770 887-0592

Bald Ridge Creek Campground - 770 889-1591

Shady Cove Campground - 770 205-6850

Shady Grove RV Park Campground - 770 887-8906

Bolding Mill Campground - 770 534-6960

Lake Lanier GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Lanier
Holiday Marina On Lake Lanier
6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518
770 945-7201

 

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Lake Lanier is a great destination for bass, rainbow trout, striped bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, walleye and perch fishing in the north-central portion of GA.

Fishing on Lake Sidney Lanier.