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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Rains help lake rise rapidly

Water temperatures are up from last week and are around 51-53 degrees. The lake level is up almost two feet from last week and is at 1,060.25 feet or 12.62 below a full pool of 1,071 and is rising. The main lake water is slightly stained, and the creeks and rivers are stained to muddy from recent rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained.

January 17, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing warms up with the weather

Water temperatures have actually risen a little and are right around 50 degrees. The lake level is holding steady at 1,058.38 feet, or 12.62 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

January 10, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers shallow, bass move deeper

Water temperatures are in the upper 40's. The lake level has risen again and is at 1,058.16 or 12.84 below a full pool of 1,071.

January 03, 2013 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake levels rise for the new year

Water temperatures have fallen into the low 50s. The Corps has decreased water releases while the rainfall remains steady, which is good news. The lake level has actually risen more than a foot and is at 1,057.55 or 13.45 below a full pool of 1,071 and still rising. The main lake water is clear to stained, and the creeks and rivers are stained in the mouths and very stained to muddy in the backs from recent rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained.

December 27, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass wishes for your Christmas fishing

Water temperatures are in the mid 50's. The lake level has stayed steady thanks to this week's rain and is at 1,056.34 or 14.66 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained in the mouths, and stained to muddy in the backs from the rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained.

December 20, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish fill their bellies as winter approaches

Water temperatures are in the mid-50's. The lake level dropped less with this week's rain and is right around 1,056.49 or 14.51 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake water is clear and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford dam is stained.

December 13, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Late fall fishing can be fantastic

Water temps are in the mid 50's. The lake level continues to drop about six inches each week and is right around 1,056.84 or 14.26 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to stained, and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford dam is stained.

December 06, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: December brings consistent catches

Water temperatures are in the upper 50s. The lake level continues to drop and is right around 1,057.48 feet, or 13.52 below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford dam is stained.

November 29, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass are feeding in varying depths

Water temps are in the upper 50s. The lake level is 1,058 or 12.61 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to stained and the creeks and rivers are slightly stained. The river below Buford Dam is stained.

November 22, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Thanksgiving usually a good time to catch bass

Lake Lanier water temperatures are in the upper 50s. The Corps is pulling out a lot of water and the lake level is at 1,059.20 feet, or 11.80 below a full pool of 1,071. As mentioned in the recent article in The Times, it looks as if we can expect to drop 6 inches a week through the winter unless we see some significant rains. I stay optimistic that winter and spring rains will bring the levels back up to where they need to be. The main lake is clear to stained and the creeks and ...

November 15, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing heats up with cooler temperatures

Lake temperatures are in the upper 60's. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,061.55 or 9.45 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River is still stained due to lake turnover.

November 01, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing around docks working well

Lake temperatures are in the upper 60's. Lake Lanier's water level is pretty normal for this time of year and is around 1,062.33, or 8.67 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained. The Chattahoochee River is still stained due to lake turnover.

October 25, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall colors signal good fishing

Lake temperatures are in the low 70s. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,062.69 or 8.31 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is clear to slightly stained. The creeks and rivers are stained due to lake turnover. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is still very stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 18, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake turnover keeps fish, anglers on the move

Lake Lanier temperatures are in the lower 70s. Lake Lanier's water level is in decent shape, considering the dry weather and is at 1,062.92 or 8.08 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The main lake is slightly stained and the creeks and rivers are stained due to lake turnover. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is very stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 11, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Water rises with recent rains

Lake temperatures are in the mid 70s down lake and in the lower 70s up in the rivers. Lake Lanier's water level rose almost 2 feet with the recent rains and is around 1,063.13, or 7.95 feet below a full pool of 1,071. The lake is stained and the creeks and rivers are stained to almost muddy in the backs.

October 04, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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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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