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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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Frigid temperatures not harming fishing efforts

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,072.62 or is 1.62 feet above the normal full pool at 1071. The corps continues to pull the water down to get us to more normal levels. The main lake is clear to slightly stained down lake and clear to stained up lake.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing strong with high water levels

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,073.08 or is 2.08 feet above the normal full pool at 1,071. The corps is doing a great job of pulling the water down closer to where it needs to be for the next few months.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stay aware of high water levels, muddy creeks

Water levels remain high and fishing is all over the charts

January 07, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass, stripers biting well at lake parks

Wow!

December 31, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass, stripers and crappie are all biting in deep water

Lake Lanier's water level continues to drop which is normal for summer. Currently the lake level is at 1,066.79 or 4.21 ...

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing OK, trout fishing still good on Chattahoochee

Lake Lanier's water level is noticeably down at 1,067.05 or 3.95 feet below the normal full pool at 1,071. The ...

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


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