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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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Trout season opens statewide Sunday

Lake Lanier's water level is holding steady at 1,070.80 feet or 0.1 foot below a full pool of 1,071. Main lake temperatures are in the low 50s, but the back of the pockets will warm into to mid 50s on sunny days. The main lake is clear and rivers and creeks are stained in the backs. The

March 27, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass alternating between shallow and deep water

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.84 feet, or 0.16 foot below a full pool of 1,071 feet. I must admit, I was skeptical of how the Army Corps of Engineers would keep Lake Lanier from flooding. But so far so good, and it sure is great to have the lake at full pool.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish heading to shallow water

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.42 feet, or .58 feet below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake surface temperatures are in the lower 50's.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Evening is a great time to catch stripers

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.51 feet or .49 foot below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake surface temperatures vary from the upper 40s into the lower 50s.

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


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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


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