The Lanier Striper Club is a non-profit member organization comprised of 90 dedicated members interested in fishing for Striped Bass on Lake Sydney Lanier. Our members range from novices to the seasoned professional guides. Sharing and learning is a big part of what the club is all about, so no matter what your skill level is you should fit right in.
The club was established under three mission principles: Fellowship, Conservation, and Education. This is accomplished through our meetings and fishing outings. Our educational component is accomplished at the meetings where we share information related to the Striped Bass Fishery on Lake Lanier via guest speakers (professional fishermen, well-known authors, and experienced guides), GA DNR presentations, membership open forums, etc. The conservation component is emphasized during our tournaments. We host “Green” fishing outings in which the fish are caught, electronically documented, and released back into their natural environment. The fellowship component is blended into all of our gatherings as members share their fishing knowledge with the rest of the group.
In addition to the mission goals, the Lanier Striper Club also likes to emphasize Community Outreach in the Lake Lanier Area. The club and its members help support organizations like Get Kids Fishing, GON SEEDS, the COE's children's pond, and support of the GA DNR's equipment needs. The club hosts meetings on the first Monday of each month at the VFW 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040.
Dinner is generally shared at 5:30 PM at a local resteraunt. Check the club announcements for exact location and times.
Fishing tournaments are held on the Saturday following the monthly meeting, with adjustments made for holidays and conflicting events. The hours vary depending upon season, lake traffic, and weather. Times are generally from safe light until mid-day. Times are discussed at the meeting prior to the tournament, but the final decision is made by the tournament director. The unit of measure for these tournaments is by length instead of by weight. All contestants must take a legible photograph of their catch and include a specific tournament day number in the photo. Payout for the tournaments are based upon the number of boats entered. There is also an optional big fish and big spot pot. The all-in cost to enter the tournament is $35.00 per boat, which includes optional big fish and big spot pots of $5.00 each. Weigh-in location is set by the tournament director and is typically virtual or we will meet at a local Marina the day of the tournament.
If you would like to participate in the club's tournament but lack either a boat or a partner, the tournament director will work with other participants to connect you with another member or team.
We are currently waiving our initiation fee and the yearly membership is a very reasonable
$60.00 per year. (tournaments and meal costs are additional)
If you would like more information about the Club, feel free to use the “Contact Us” link above and one of our officers will get in touch with you.