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Lake Lanier Fishing Records

Records courtesy of Georgia Outdoor News.

  • Striped Bass - Weight: 46 lbs. Angler: Roger Snipes

  • Spotted Bass - Weight: 8 lbs. .5 oz, Angler: Patrick Bankston Date: May 20. 1985

  • Largemouth Bass - Weight: 17. 9 oz. Angler: Emory Dunahoo Date: Dec. 19, 1965

  • Walleye - Weight: 8 pds. 3 oz. Angler: Gene Crump Date: April 20, 1978

  • Hybrid - Weight: 12lb Angler: Fred Duncan Date: Dec. 22, 1992

  • White bass - Weight: 5 pd. 1 oz. Angler: Jm Hobbins Date: June 16, 1971

  • Shoal Bass - 5lbs 5 oz. Angler: Peter T Thliveros Date: Dec. 1, 1994

  • White Crappie - Weight: 3lb. 2oz. Angler: Bill Fretwell Date: April 17, 1991

  • Black Crappie - Weight: 3lb. 5oz. Angler: Chris Williams Date: October 6, 2006

  • Yellow Perch - Weight: 1pd. 8oz. Angler: Jeff Howard Date: Feb 2, 1990

  • Rainbow Trout - Weight: 8pd. 5 oz. Angler: Charlie Hobbs Sr. Date: 1970

  • Shellcracker - Weight: 1pd. 5ozs. Angler: Russ Toole Date: June 13, 2002

  • Flathead Catfish - Weight: 14pds. Angler: Danny Handley Date: May 17, 2008

  • Brown Trout - Weight: 4pds. Angler: Tim Wyatt  Date: April 24, 2004

 

Georgia Fishing State Records

  • Largemouth Bass - Weight: 22 lbs. 4 oz. Angler: George Perry, Location: Montgomery Lake Date: June 2, 1932
  • Smallmouth Bass - Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. Angler: Jack Hall, Location: Lake Chatuge, Date: March 28, 1973
  • White Crappie - Weight: 5 lbs, Angler: Theresa Kemp, Location: Bibb County pond, Date: April 10, 1984
  • Blue Catfish - Weight: 62 lbs, Angler: Ralph Barbee, Location: Clarks Hill Lake, Date: September 12, 1979
  • Walleye - Weight: 11 lbs 6 oz. Angler: Neal Watson, Location: Richard B. Russell Lake, Date: September 11, 1995
  • Striped Bass - Weight: 63 lbs, Angler: Kelly Ward, Location: Oconee River, Date: May 30, 1967
  • Brown Trout - Weight: 18lbs, 6oz. Angler: Charles Ford Location: Chattahoochee River Date: November 2001
  • Blue Catfish - Weight: 67lbs. 8oz. Angler: James Tyus Location: April 1, 2006
  • Hybrid Bass - Weight: 25lbs. 8oz. Angler: David Hobby Location: May 1, 1995

Requirements for Submission of a Record Fish

  • Fish must be caught legally in a manner consistent with state game and fish regulations. 

  • Catch must be weighted on accurate Georgia Dept. of Agriculture xertified scales with at least two witnesses present

  • Witnesses to the weighing must be older than 18 years of age and they must not be members of the angler's immediate family nor have a close personal relationship with the angler. 

  • Catch must be positively identified by qualified DNR personnel

 

 

For a detailed list of the number of stripers stocked in Lake Lanier click on the blue link. 

 

 

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