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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish biting well thanks to mild December temperatures

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level actually rose slightly this past week to 1,067.27 feet, or 3.73 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperatures remain in the mid 50s. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and moderately stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass hitting hard on rocky bottom surfaces

Lake Lanier's water level actually rose slightly this past week to 1,067.48, or 3.52 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures are in the mid 50's. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on the main lake and slightly stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam.

November 27, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Fishing report: Bass biting despite cold weather

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level has held steady since last week and is 1067.14 or 3.86 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures are in the mid 50's and surface temperatures continue to rise and fall with the weather fronts. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall means bass are in feeding mode

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is 1,067.15 feet, or 3.85 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperature are dropping into the mid 50s and surface temperatures can rise and fall significantly based on weather patterns. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks.

November 13, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Vandiver: 'Vandiver Buck' a highlight of hunting season

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. I traditionally like to look back on the outdoor opportunities that my family and I have been blessed to experience during the past year.

November 13, 2014 | By Bill Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Top water action hit and miss

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,067.54 or 3.46 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperatures are hovering around in the mid-60s. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cooling weather dictates changing methods

Lake Lanier's water level is 1068.00 or exactly three feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures have dropped and risen based on weather trends, but are presently in the 60s. Lake Lanier is mostly clear on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 30, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cooler weather brings combat fishing

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,067.72 or.3.28 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water surface temperature have dropped and risen based on weather trends but are presently in the lower 70s.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall signals changes

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level has dropped slightly for normal drawdown and is at 1,067.91 feet, or 3.09 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures are in the mid 70s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks.

October 02, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass reacting to cooler temperatures

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.23 or 2.77 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures have dropped into 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 at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing ranging from good to great

Lake Lanier's water level remains rock steady and close to full pool. The lake water level is 1,070.41 feet, or .59 feet below a full pool of 1071. Lake temperatures are in from the upper 50s to lower 60s.

March 26, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Vandiver: Spring is a time for reflection and anticipation

Spring has sprung and all that comes with it. Blooming daffodils, blossoming trees, green fields and hawks nesting all signal the rebirth of the beauty of a North Georgia spring day. To those of us who love to live in the outdoors, there are also wild turkeys gobbling, the cooing of nesting doves and of course the splash of a beautiful trout that could not resist a night crawler.

March 26, 2015 | By Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Rowing Club to co-host 29th annual John Hunter Regatta

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue will be brimming with high school and college rowers this weekend.

March 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass moving to shallow waters

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level remains near full pool at 1,070.39 feet, or .61 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

March 19, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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