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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Aim deeper for best bass catch

As 2015 begins, Lake Lanier's water level is up slightly at 1,068.1 or 2.9 feet below full pool of 1,071.

January 01, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie biting both shallow and deep

As the new year approaches, Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,067.70 or 3.30 feet below full pool of 1,071 and rising steadily at the time of this report from Christmas week's heavy rains.

December 25, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass biting well at all depths on Lanier

Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,067.09 or 3.91 feet below full pool of 1,071.

December 18, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Catfish an option any time of year

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level actually rose slightly this past week to 1,067.27 feet or 3.73 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperatures remain in the mid 50s. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and moderately stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish biting well thanks to mild December temperatures

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level actually rose slightly this past week to 1,067.27 feet, or 3.73 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperatures remain in the mid 50s. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and moderately stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

December 04, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass hitting hard on rocky bottom surfaces

Lake Lanier's water level actually rose slightly this past week to 1,067.48, or 3.52 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures are in the mid 50's. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on the main lake and slightly stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam.

November 27, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Top water action hit and miss

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,067.54 or 3.46 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperatures are hovering around in the mid-60s. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

November 06, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cooling weather dictates changing methods

Lake Lanier's water level is 1068.00 or exactly three feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures have dropped and risen based on weather trends, but are presently in the 60s. Lake Lanier is mostly clear on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 30, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Catching bass may be rewarding or frustrating

Lake Lanier's water level is 1068.23 or 2.77 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures have varied between the upper 60's and low 70's. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam due to lake turnover.

October 23, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Local fishing: Schooling bass easy for anglers to catch

Lake Lanier's water level actually rose a little with this week's rains to 1,068.44 feet or 2.56 feet below full pool of 1,071.

October 16, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cooler weather brings combat fishing

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,067.72 or.3.28 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperature have dropped and risen based on weather trends but are presently in the lower 70s.

October 09, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall signals changes

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level has dropped slightly for normal drawdown and is at 1,067.91 feet, or 3.09 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures are in the mid 70s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks.

October 02, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Now is time to catch trophy-worthy stripers

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level remains close to full pool. The lake water level is 1,070.68 feet or .32 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake water temperatures range mostly in the mid to upper 60's. The main lake is stained on the surface from the heavy pollen, but the water underneath is clear. The creeks are stained from pollen, but the water ranges from clear in the mouths on back to muddy from rain runoff flowing in from the creeks.

April 17, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Fishing report: Springtime gives anglers best opportunity to fish

Lake Lanier's water level remains close to full pool. The lake water level is 1,070.19 feet or .81 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake water temperatures range mostly from the mid to upper 60's but there is cooler water flowing in from the rivers up the lake and some warmer water in the lower lake shallow pockets.

April 09, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Anglers must be stewards of our sport

Lake Lanier's water level is still holding out well. The lake water level is 1,070.16 feet or .84 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

April 02, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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