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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Water temps, lake levels consistent

Lake Lanier's water level continues to hold extremely steady right around a full pool at 1,070.77 or .23 below a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures remain steady in the mid 80s. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

July 11, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing heats up on Independence Day weekend

Lake Lanier's water level continues to hold extremely steady right around a full pool at 1,070.94 or .06 below a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures remain steady in the mid-80s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

July 03, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish the banks and brush for some great action

Lake Lanier's water remains just barely below full pool at 1,070.85 or just .15 below a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures are in the mid 80s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

June 26, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Plenty of fishing to do on first day of summer

Lake Lanier's water remains just barely below full pool at 1,070.96. Property owners with docks have had an easy time this year and have not had to move their docks for a long time. Lake temperatures have risen slightly to 85 degrees on the main lake with some cooler water flowing in from the Chestatee and Chattahoochee Rivers. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

June 19, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Late spring produces better catch

Lake Lanier's water is right at full pool, give or take 0.05 of an inch depending on rains showers and when the Army Corps of Engineers pulls water.

June 12, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Vandiver: Living the dream outdoors

What a wonderful spring we have had in North Georgia! Turkey hunting, trout fishing, spring showers, bush hogging, plowing and planting and watching the renewal of wildlife are all things I have enjoyed this spring.

June 12, 2014 | By Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Striper fishing ready to flourish on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier's water is exactly the same this week as last weeks report at 1,071.03 or .03 foot above a full pool of 1,071.

June 05, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Topwater bass action starting to hit stride

Lake Lanier's water is rock steady and at 1,071.03 or .03 foot above a full pool of 1,071. The weather has been mild and nice.

May 29, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Take to the docks for best numbers of big bass

Lake Lanier's water is rock steady and at 1071.17 feet, or 0.17 feet above a full pool of 1071. The weather has been mild and nice, and lake temperatures are holding in the mid 70s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

May 22, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bait fish spawning as fishing heats up

Lake Lanier's water is 1,071.13 feet, or 0.13 above a full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake temperatures are in the upper 70s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

May 15, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Top water fishing getting stronger

Lake Lanier's water level is 1071.16, just above full pool. Lake temperatures are currently around 70 degrees.

May 08, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing continues to improve

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,071.80 feet, or 0.80 feet above a full pool of 1,071 feet. Main lake temperatures are in the mid-60s. The lake is looking great and is clear to slightly stained from pollen. Rivers and creeks are slightly stained, mostly from the pollen, too. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 24, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Plenty of fish in shallow waters

The amount of rain fall has brought the lake level up again. Lake Lanier's water level is 1,072.03 feet or 1.02 foot above a full pool of 1,071 feet. Main lake temperatures are in the mid-50's to the lower 60's. The main lake is clear to stained, while the rivers and creeks are very stained from pollen and recent rains. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling 770-945-1466.

April 17, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie found mostly in schools around brush piles, docks

The rains have brought the lake level up. Lake Lanier's water level is 1,071.93 feet or .93 feet above a full pool of 1,071.

April 10, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish move shallow as weather warms

This week marks a full year that Lake Lanier has been above 1,070 feet. Lake Lanier's water level is steady at 1,070.76 feet, or 0.24 foot below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Main lake temperatures are right around 60 degrees. The main lake is clear. Rivers and creeks are stained in the backs.

April 03, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Fishing report: Bass biting despite cold weather

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level has held steady since last week and is 1067.14 or 3.86 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures are in the mid 50's and surface temperatures continue to rise and fall with the weather fronts. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks.

November 20, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall means bass are in feeding mode

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is 1,067.15 feet, or 3.85 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperature are dropping into the mid 50s and surface temperatures can rise and fall significantly based on weather patterns. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks.

November 13, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Vandiver: 'Vandiver Buck' a highlight of hunting season

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. I traditionally like to look back on the outdoor opportunities that my family and I have been blessed to experience during the past year.

November 13, 2014 | By Bill Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


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