2012 Lake Lanier Striped Bass Stocking Numbers
The LSBC recently obtained the 2012 Striper stocking number for Lake Lanier from WRD and the news was not as good as we hoped it would be. The GADNR had planned on stocking 570,000 striped bass fingerlings into the lake this year. Due to some problems at the hatcheries (which seemed to be related to mother nature and the warmer then normal spring) the striped bass production for the state was approximately 400,000 striped bass finderlings.
Of that 400,000 total; Lanier received approximately 131,500 fish (or about 32% of the states total production). The 131,500 (3.5 per acre) stocked only covers about 22% of the planned stocking numbers for Lanier for 2012.