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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Warmer weather signals changes in fishing

Lake Lanier has been above full pool for a while now and is looking very healthy. Lake Lanier is 2 1/2 feet above a full pool at 1,072.5. The water is clear to stained on the main lake and clear to stained in the creeks and rivers. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. The Corp is pulling a lot of water. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

May 16, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie biting well in shallow coves

Like the weather, water temperatures this past week been unseasonably cool and are hovering in the low to mid 60s. Lake Lanier is 2.57 feet above a full pool of 1,071 feet. The water is clear to stained on main lake and stained to very stained in the creeks and rivers.

May 09, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Schools of stripers lead to great fishing

Water temperatures this past week have remained in the 60's. Lake Lanier is 1.17 feet above a full pool of 1,071 and is looking great.

May 02, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish habitats abound with lake above full pool

Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s. Lake Lanier is slightly above full pool at 1,071.3. The lake is clear on the main lake and stained from pollen on the banks in the creeks and coves. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 18, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish shallow to best catch crappie

Water temperatures range from low to mid 50s on the main lake to the high 50s in some of the shallower coves on sunny afternoons.

April 04, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Spring patterns begin to show

Water temperatures are about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year and remain around 50 degrees. The lake level is looking very good at 1,069.5 or 1 1/2 feet below full pool. We are only one hard rain away from being completely full. The main lake water is clear down lake and stained up lake. The lower lake creeks are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs, and the upper lake creeks and rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford dam is clear.

March 28, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing affected by weather patterns

Water temperatures have struggled to rise over 50 degrees, but we are registering some low 50 degree water in the afternoons. The lake level is very healthy and is up again at 1,068.56 or 2.44 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear down lake and stained up lake. The lower lake creeks are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs and the upper lake creeks. The rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford dam is clear.

March 21, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass hungry this time of year

Water temperatures continue to hold at around 50 degrees with some slightly warmer water in the coves. The lake level has risen again this past week and is very close to full pool of 1,071 at 1,068.08 or 2.98 feet below a full pool. The main lake water is clear down lake and stained up lake. The lower lake creeks are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs and the upper lake creeks and rivers are very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford dam is clear.

March 14, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Early spring patterns prevail

Water temperatures are around 50 degrees, but look for the water to warm with next week's forecast. The lake level is up again and is at 1,067.38 feet or 3.62 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear down lake and stained up lake. The lower lake creeks are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs and the upper lake creeks. The rivers are very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear.

March 07, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake nears full pool

Water temperatures continue to hover around the 50-degree mark. The lake level is 1,066.79 feet, or 4.21 feet down and rising as it continues to track towards a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear down lake and stained up lake. The lower lake creeks are clear in the mouths and stained in the backs and the upper lake creeks and rivers are very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear.

February 28, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie fishing a great bet from the banks

Water temperatures are varying a few degrees, but are averaging around 50 degrees. The lake level is up again and will rise more with the rain that is forecast. The lake level is 1,065.31 or 5.69 feet below the full pool of 1,071.

February 22, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Look deep for best bass

Water temperatures on Lake Lanier are in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. The lake level continues to rise and is at 1,064.86 feet, or 6.14 feet below the full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are slightly to very stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford dam is clear.

February 14, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass found deep and wide

Water temperatures have fluctuated this past week but are averaging around 50 degrees. The lake level continues to come up and is at 1064 feet, or seven feet below the full pool of 1071. More rains are forecast for the next week and I believe we could come up to full pool by March if all goes well. The main lake water is clear and the creeks and rivers are stained to muddy in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear.

February 07, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake levels rise rapidly

Water temperatures are right around 50 degrees. The lake level has risen considerably in the last month and is at 1,063.14 or 7.86 below a full pool of 1,071. It will be a little higher by the time you read this article as the recent storms run off enters the lake. The main lake water is clearer down lake and stained to the north, and the creeks and rivers are stained to muddy in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear.

January 31, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Fishing report: Cooler temps don't dampen bass fishing

Water temperatures are in the low 50s. The lake level has risen considerably in the last month and is at 1,062.09 feet or 8.91 below a full pool of 1,071 so we are moving in the right direction. The main lake water is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained to very stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River below Buford dam is stained.

January 25, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Spotted bass fishing unusually good

Lake Lanier's water level has dropped slightly and is 1,068.71 or 2.29 feet below full pool of 1,071.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing better than normal

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,069.95 or 2.05 feet below full pool of 1,071, but that may change after the recent rain flows enter the lake. Water temperatures continue to hover in the low 80s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear to slightly stained 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.

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


Vandiver: Start of dove season a hunting tradition unlike any other

Dove season is fast approaching and to coin a phrase from my favorite sportscaster Jim Nantz, when referring to the Masters golf tournament in Augusta as "a tradition unlike any other," opening day of dove season is "a hunting tradition unlike any other."

September 04, 2014 | By Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


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