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Lake Lanier Fishing report: Time is right to create fishing tales

Water temperatures are in the mid 60s. Lake Lanier's water level is holding steady around 1065.84, which is 5.16 feet below a full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and mostly clear in the creeks and coves with some muddy areas from boat wakes on the weekends. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Lake recreation in full swing for spring

Water temperatures are around 70 degrees. Lake Lanier's water level went up a little again and is at 1065.85, which is 5.15 feet below a full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear to stained in the creeks and coves. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 05, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Dogwood blooms signal prime fishing

Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s. Lake Lanier's water level went up again and is at 1,065.58, which is 5.42 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and stained from pollen in the creeks and coves. The Chattahoochee River below the Buford dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fish not allergic to pollen

Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s and continue to warm up with the late spring weather pattern we've experienced. Lake Lanier continues to rise and the water level is 1,065.45, which is 5.65 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and stained from pollen in the creeks and coves.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing heats up with the weather

Water temperatures are in the upper 50s to the mid 60s and will continue to warm up with the unusual summer-like weather. Lake Lanier continues to fill up with the recent rains and the water level is 1065.06, which is 5.94 feet below a full pool of 1071. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained to muddy in the creeks and coves. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass bite varies greatly with the weather

Water temperatures are in the mid 50s. Lake Lanier came up more than a foot this past week at 1,064.55, which is 6.45 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

March 08, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Warm weather makes fish active

Water temperatures are in the low to mid 50s. Lake Lanier's water level has crept up a little at 1063.6, which is 7.4 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.

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


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Newly stocked trout ready to bite in rivers, creeks

Water temperatures are in the low to mid 50s. Lake Lanier's water level continues to rise and is 1,063.5, which is 7.5 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake Lanier is clear on the 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.

February 23, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors


FLW event planned for Laurel Park on Saturday

The FLW Walmart Bass Fishing League is hosting a tournament at Laurel Park on Lake Lanier Saturday in Gainesville.

February 16, 2012 | From staff reports | Outdoors


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bait fish are key in catching stripers

Water temperatures are in the low 50s, and Lake Lanier's water level is 1,063.1, which is 7.9 feet below full pool.

February 16, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


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


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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


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