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Vandiver: Hunting provides quality time with family, children

Luke Bryan's song, "Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day," has become the theme song for our family's love of the outdoors. Springtime brings so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and there is no better way to describe them than in this song.

May 26, 2016 | By Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers biting on a wide variety of lures

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,069.88 or 1.12 feet above the normal full pool at 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained down the lake.

May 19, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Spotted bass bite strong in the morning

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.34 or .66 feet above the normal full pool at 1,071.

May 12, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Early May fishing offers several options

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.59 or .41 feet above the normal full pool at 1071. The main lake is slightly stained down lake and stained in the rivers and creeks. Pollen remains on the surface around the banks on main lake and in the coves.

May 05, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shallow fishing can yield plenty of bass

Lake Lanier's current water level is holding around 1,070.66 or 0.34 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. The main lake, creeks and rivers are clear to slightly stained with some pollen on the surface in the pockets and banks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam.

April 28, 2016 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


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


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing remains strong in early fall

Lake Lanier's water level fell below almost 6 inches this past week and the lake level is at 1,064.47 or 6.53 ...

September 29, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich Times staff reports | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass hitting top-water as temperatures begin to cool

Lake Lanier's water level fell below the 1065 mark to 1,064.92 or 6.08 feet below the normal full pool of 1071 ...

September 23, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Top water bass fishing heating up on Lanier

Lake Lanier's water level continues to drop and is currently 1,065.10 or 5.90 feet below the normal full pool of 1071 ...

September 15, 2016 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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