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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass staging in secondary points

Lake temperatures are in the lower 60's and will continue to warm this month with the warmer weather that is forecasted. Lake Lanier continues to rise. The lake is right at 1,063.6 feet and rising and down just 7.4 feet from a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is stained and the creeks and rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 23, 2009 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Plenty of fat fish available

Lake temperatures continue to hover in the mid to upper 50s. That's OK because the Lake Lanier level also continues to rise. The lake is right at 1,062.8 feet and just slightly over 8 feet below a full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 16, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Locals fare well at national fishing event

EUFAULA, Ala. – Tom Mann Jr. of Buford finished second at the FLW Series event on Lake Eufaula on April 4 with a four-day total of 78 pounds, 8 ounces worth $50,000.

April 09, 2009 | By Rob Newell For The Times | Outdoors


Despite abnormal temps, fishing remains good

Lake temperatures remain in the mid to upper 50s due to the recent cold temperatures.

April 09, 2009 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Up and down week for fishing

Lake temperatures remain in the upper 50s due to the recent mild temperatures and rain. Lake Lanier continues to rise. The lake is right at 1,060.9 feet and rising and down only 10 feet from a full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear to slightly stained and the backs of the creeks and rivers are stained to muddy. The Chattahoochee River is stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 02, 2009 | ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Bass located at every depth

Lake temperatures are in upper 50s. Lake Lanier continues to rise with the recent and ongoing rains.

March 26, 2009 | BY Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Kammermeyer: Turkeys, trout or both

Despite the rainy weather forecast for this weekend, all of the Northeast Georgia sportsmen and women promise to be in a spring outdoor mood and ready to drag out shotguns, fishing rods, crickets, corn, turkey calls and owl hooters…maybe not exactly in that order.

March 26, 2009 | Kent Kammermeyer | Outdoors


Aldrich: Shallow areas have active fish

Lake temperatures are in mid to upper 50s. Lake Lanier continues to rise to higher levels than we have seen in two years. The lake continues to rise and is right at 1,059 feet and down just 12 feet from a full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear to slightly stained and the creeks and river are stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

March 19, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Most methods lead to success

Lake temperatures are in mid- to upper 50s with some warmer temperatures in the pockets. Lake levels have risen after last week's rain and the lake is right around 1,058.2 feet and down less than12.8 feet from a full pool of 1,071 feet, but that should continue to rise with the upcoming forecast rain this weekend. The main lake is clear and the creeks are stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

March 12, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Warming temps good for fishing

Lake temperatures are in the low 50s. Lake levels have risen after last week's rain and the lake is right around 1,058 feet or 13-feet below the full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear and the creeks are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

March 05, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Kammermeyer: It's breeding season

By spending more than 30 years as a wildlife biologist here in Northeast Georgia, I learned a few things about wildlife and their movements.

February 26, 2009 | Kent Kammermeyer | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Pre-spawn bass can be aggressive

Lake temperatures are right around 50 degrees. Lake levels are barely rising and the lake is right at 1,057 feet, which is 14 feet from the full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear and the creeks are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

February 26, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH The Associated Press | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Warm weather equals trophy fish

Lake temperatures are in the mid to upper 40's. Lake levels are 1,056.6 feet and rising and the lake is 14.4 feet from the full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained to muddy.

February 12, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Spotted bass are fat, healthy

Lake temperatures are in the mid 40s. Lake levels are 1,056.7 feet and the lake is 14.3 feet from the full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is stained and the creeks and rivers are very stained to muddy from the recent rain. The Chattahoochee River below the dam is stained to clear.

February 05, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Kammermeyer: What happened to all the quail?

If you ask anyone in these parts what has happened to quail, they will quickly answer, "too many predators," and rattle off hawks, coyotes, free-ranging house cats or any number of predatory culprits.

January 29, 2009 | Kent Kammermeyer | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Hot weather cools fishing

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level has dropped below 1,070 feet for the first time in over a year. The water level has dropped to 1,069.81 or .1.19 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures are creeping up into the mid-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 before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

August 22, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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