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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Warm weather makes for great fishing

Water temperatures are rising and we found 51-55 degree water in different locations, which are more like March water temperatures. The lake level continues to improve every week and Lake Lanier is at almost 1,063 feet, which is only eight feet below a full pool of 1,071.

February 09, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Warm streak leads to Spring conditions

Water temperatures are still holding steady at around 50 degrees. The lake level continues to improve and Lake Lanier is at 1,062.6 which is only 8.4 feet below a full pool of 1,071. I predict we will be at full pool in two months if the spring rains come as usual. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained to heavily stained in the creeks. The

February 02, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Big fish bite as water level improves

Water temperatures have held steady, remaining warmer than normal for this time of year at around 50 degrees.

January 26, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Rising water signals fish to feed

Water temperatures are still hovering right around 50 degrees. The lake level has risen three quarters of a foot in just this last week and it should continue to rise with the early spring rains. Lake Lanier is at 1060.73 which is 10.27 feet below a full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the creeks. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

January 19, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Local group donates more than 3,000 pounds of venison to charities

The Lanier Quality Deer Management Branch/Southern Heritage Land Company Hunters for the Hungry program in Gainesville gave out the last of its 2011 frozen ground venison recently. The grand total of venison for 2011 was 3,359 pounds for $3,359 spent, an all- time record in the seven-year program.

January 19, 2012 | From staff reports | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Mild winter means better fishing

Lake temperatures are right around 50 degrees. The lake levels continue to rise slowly and Lake Lanier is at 1,060.1 which is 10.9 feet below the full pool of 1,071. The lake level has risen more than two feet and it looks like it will continue to rise with the late winter and early spring rains. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the creeks. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

January 12, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Patience pays off with striper fishing

Lake temperatures are in the lower 50s. The lake levels have risen a little in the past week and Lake Lanier is at 1,059.8, which is 11.2 feet below the full pool of 1,071.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Good fishing to continue into new year

Lake temperatures are in the mid to lower 50s. The lake levels have risen almost a foot this past week and Lake Lanier is at 1059.6 which is 11.4 feet below full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the creeks. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clearing up. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

December 29, 2011 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier fishing report: Bass fishing still good

Lake temperatures are in the mid 50s. The lake levels have been holding steady for a while and Lake Lanier is at 1058.6, which is 12.4 feet below full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the creeks.

The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

December 22, 2011 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Anglers still catching crappie as the weather cools

Lake Lanier temperatures are in the mid 50s. The lake rose a little again this past week. Lake Levels are at 1,058.60, which is 12.42 feet below full pool of 1,071. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and stained in the creeks and the Chattahoochee River below the Buford Dam is stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

December 15, 2011 | Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish shallow as winter approaches

Lake temperatures are in the upper 50s. The recent rains continue to keep the lake level steady at around 1058.31, which is 12.69 feet below full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the creeks. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

December 01, 2011 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Various methods bring in bass

Lake temperatures remain in the upper 50s. The lake level has held steady with some good rains and is around 1058.2 which is 12.8 feet below full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the creeks, and the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

November 24, 2011 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lower lake levels can make fishing easier

Lake temperatures are in the upper 50s. Recent rains helped raise the lake level slightly to 1058.2, which is 12.8 feet below full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear to stained and the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

November 17, 2011 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing is hot and cold as temperature drops

Lake temperatures are right around 60 degrees. The lake level is 1058.40, which is 12.6 feet below full pool of 1071.

November 10, 2011 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Watch the fall colors from the lake

Lake temperatures are in the mid to lower 60s. The lake level is 1059.2, which is 11.8 feet below full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear to stained and the Chattahoochee River is very stained. The fall colors are close to peak so it's a great time to be on the water. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river @ 770-945-1466

November 03, 2011 | Eric Aldrich For the Times | Outdoors


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Summertime pattern working on stripers

Lake Lanier's water level remains steady at 1,070.75 or .25 below a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures remain steady in the mid-80s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear 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.

July 24, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Summertime patterns prevail

Lake Lanier's water level remains steady at 1,070.58 or .42 below a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures remain steady in the mid-80s.

July 17, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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