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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Be aware of strong topwater bite from bass

Lake Lanier's current water level is 1,070.5 feet or .5 feet below the pool level of 1,071. Lake Lanier water temperatures are approaching 70 degrees. The main lake, creeks and rivers are stained on the surface from all of the pollen. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 21, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Night bite has been hit or miss for stripers

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.10. The main lake is slightly stained down lake and stained up lake. The surface is thick with pollen in the pockets. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained in the mouths and stained in the backs.

April 14, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass biting well on many types of lures

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.10 or .90 feet above the normal full pool at 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained down the lake and stained further north. The surface is thick with pollen in the pockets.

March 31, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Large stripers biting in shallow water

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.07 or .93 feet above the normal full pool at 1,071.

March 24, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Vandiver: Trout, turkey season opening day creates dilemma for fishermen, hunters

Spring has sprung is a commonly used phrase that welcomes warmer weather, blooming flowers and many other outdoor changes as we say goodbye to winter. But for those of us who dream all winter of the start of turkey season and spring trout fishing, it is the official opening of the new year of hunting and fishing opportunities.

March 24, 2016 | Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Trout biting in the mountains, rain or shine

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.16 or .84 feet above the normal full pool at 1,071.

March 17, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Take advantage of unseasonably warm weather

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.32 or .68 feet above the normal full pool at 1071. The main lake is slightly stained down lake and stained up lake. The creeks and rivers are stained in the mouths and very stained in the backs. Lake surface temperatures have risen into the low to mid 50s on main lake. Some of the areas are heating into the higher 50s or even some low 60s in some of the warmer pockets. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

March 10, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Crappie fishing improving as fish move to shallow spots

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.86 or .14 feet above the normal full pool at 1071. The main lake is stained down lake and very stained up lake. The creeks and rivers are stained in the mouths and very stained to muddy in the backs from the recent rains.

March 03, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Griffin's Byron Kenney wins regional FLW Bass Fishing League event on Lake Lanier

Griffin's Bryron Kenney won with a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 7 ounces in the FLW Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division tournament Saturday on Lake Lanier.

February 29, 2016 | Times sports reports | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Vibrating lures coax bass in muddy water to bite

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,071.62 or .62 feet above the normal full pool at 1,071. The heavy rains have affected the lake.

February 25, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Vandiver: Braving winter weather can lead to memorable hunts

Winter is a tough time to hunt and fish in any year, but this year it seems more difficult than I remember in the past 50 years. Perhaps it is because, as I get older, the cold seems colder, the rain and snow seem wetter and the wind seems to blow harder.

February 18, 2016 | By Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Don't bet on steady weather in late winter

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.42 or .58 feet below the normal full pool at 1071. The main lake is clear to slightly stained down lake and clear to stained up lake. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained in the mouths and stained in the backs.

February 18, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Colder weather is impacting fishing

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.38 or .62 feet below the normal full pool at 1,071. The main lake is clear to slightly stained down the lake and clear to stained up lake. The creeks and rivers are clear to slightly stained in the mouths and stained to very stained the backs.

February 11, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass reacting to lures in warm temperatures

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,071.72 or is .72 feet above the normal full pool at 1071. The main lake is clear to slightly stained down lake and clear to stained up lake. The creeks and rivers are clear to slightly stained in the mouths and stained to very stained in the backs. The lake temperatures range from the upper 40s into the lower 50s. The Corps continues to pull water from the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

February 04, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Target creeks to spot the best crappie

Lake Lanier's water level has moved down very little and is 1,072.66 or is 1.66 feet above the normal full pool at 1071.

January 28, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Trout fishing remains strong

Lake Lanier came up ever so slightly this week, but we will take it Lake levels are currently at an even 1061, or 10 feet ...

December 08, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Vandiver: Mother Nature made hunting hard in 2016

2016 has proven to be one of the toughest hunting seasons I can ever remember.

December 08, 2016 | Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Colder weather gets fish moving

Lake Lanier dropped and then rose slightly from the recent rains. Lake levels are currently at 1060.88 or 10.12 feet below the normal ...

December 01, 2016 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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