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With dozens of different parks and beaches all along Lake Lanier’s enormous shoreline, anglers have a huge array of options when deciding where they want to set up for their next fishing adventure. Here are some of the top rated fishing spots at Lake Lanier, guaranteeing high catch rates and giving you the best chance of nabbing a ‘big one’.
1. West Bank Park - 1200 Buford Dam Rd, Buford, GA 30518
As the name suggests, West Bank Park is situated on the western bank of Lake Lanier, not too far from Buford Dam at the southern end of the lake. This part of the lake tends to have the deeper and cooler waters, making it a prime spot for bass and carp fishing, especially at cooler times of the year. The park features a fishing jetty and is also a popular picnic spot, making it a great base for a day of Lake Lanier fishing.
2. Little River Park - 2665 Little River Park Road, Gainesville, GA, 30507
This park is located up near the northern end of Lake Lanier. This is where you'll find more river channels, shallows, flat points, and rocky areas, ideal for the likes of trout and catfish. It's also renowned as one of the best Lake Lanier spots for both largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing. This park is very popular and family fishing derbies are sometimes held here.
3. Duckett Mill Park - 3720 Duckett Mill Road, Gainesville GA 30506-0567
Not far from the center of Lake Lanier, Duckett Mill Park is the place to go if you're looking to try and reel in a wide variety of fish. Lots of different species can pass through the waters around this area, including catfish, bass, trout, and others. The park is also a lively area of Lake Lanier, featuring toilets, showers, picnic tables, a boat ramp, and more. There's even a general store and restaurant just a short walk or drive away, making this an ideal location for an all-day fishing session at Lake Lanier.