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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cold weather making for tougher catches

Lake Lanier's water level remains right at full pool at 1,071.01 feet. The Georgia Army Corps of Engineers continues to keep the water flowing through Buford Dam.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shoot deep for best crappie action

Lake Lanier's water level is almost exactly at full pool and is 1,070.91 feet or .09 feet above a full pool of 1,071.

January 31, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish go deeper in colder temperatures

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.96 feet, or .04 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to pull water in preparation for spring rains, but the water is coming in quicker than it can be release through Buford Dam.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Weather and wildlife dictates fishing patterns

Winter is here and the weather looks consistent with lows below 30 and highs in the mid 40s forecast for the next week. Lake Lanier's water level continues to hover right at full pool and is 1,071.22 feet, or .22 feet above a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s. The lake is clear on main lake and in the mouths of the creeks, and stained in the backs of the creeks and rivers. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam and the Army Corps of Engineers continues to ...

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Extreme cold makes fishing a challenge

The new year has arrived and lake water temperatures are all over the place this week. There is still some ice melting in the back of the coves, with the main lake sitting around the mid 40s.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Anglers adjusting to cold weather

2014 has arrived and lake water temperatures have started to fall into the upper 40s to right around 50 degrees, and should continue to cool down even more with the cold forecast for next week.

January 02, 2014 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cold weather still brings good bites

Lake temperatures are in the lower 50s. Lake Lanier's water level is above full fool at 1,071.47 feet, which is .47 above a full pool of 1,071. The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear to slightly stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

December 19, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing varies greatly based on the weather

Lake temperatures are in the mid to high 50s. Lake Lanier's water level has actually risen .12 feet above full pool and is 1,071.12 feet above sea level (full pool is 1,071).

December 05, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Deep bite improving

Lake temperatures are in the mid to high 50s. Lake Lanier's water level is .32 feet above full pool of 1,071. The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

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


Vandiver: A bountiful Thanksgiving harvest from the outdoors

What must the pilgrims have endured in 1621 when preparing for the first Thanksgiving or harvest feast?

November 28, 2013 | By Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Thanksgiving bounty ready to be caught

Lake Lanier temperatures range from high 50's into the low 60s. Lake Lanier's water level is still about six inches below full pool at 1,070.59 (full pool is 1071). The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to stained.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Deep bite warms up in colder weather

Lake Lanier temperatures are in the high 50's. Lake Lanier's water level is just below full pool at 1,070.6 feet (full pool is 1,071). The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to stained.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish are schooling as weather turns cooler

Lake temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s. Lake Lanier's water level is about even with the official full pool at 1,071.03 feet (full pool is 1,071). The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to slightly stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling 770-945-1466.

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


Vandiver: Creating memories with the colors of fall

I have always loved the four seasons we have in Georgia, but fall is my favorite with all the colors that belong exclusively to the season. The brilliant colors of the turning leaves on trees, the glow of an open fireplace with an array of colors from different wood as it burns, fallen leaves meandering down a trout stream that tangle my bright yellow fly line, and seeing your breath on cold mornings while watching turkey, deer and squirrels search for white oak acorns are just a few of the colors of the fall I enjoy daily.

October 24, 2013 | | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Options abound for cool-water fishing

Lake temperatures are from the upper 60s in the mornings to low 70s in the afternoon. Lake Lanier's water level is around 1071.21, or .21 feet above a full pool of 1,071 feet. The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to slightly stained.

October 24, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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Fishing report: It's the best time of year to teach young anglers

Lake Lanier's water level has risen, and we are now slightly above full pool. The lake water level is 1071.43 feet or .43 feet above a full pool of 1071. The CORPs has done a great job of holding the levels steady, and this is a great help to dock owners.

April 23, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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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