Oconee Lake


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West Point Lake Eagle Release

Lakes Online

Date: 7/28/2018

The Southeastern Raptor Center releases an eagle at Pyne Road Park on West Point Lake July 28, 2018

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Outdoors: Summer treetop and brushpile crappie fishing

The Union-Recorder

Date: 7/22/2018 5:13:00 AM

Several years ago, a friend showed me how to catch crappie from underwater trees and brushpiles in Lake Oconee during the heat of August and September. The technique is not real complicated, but witho

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Tragedy strikes at Lake Oconee

Morgan County Citizen

Date: 7/12/2018 11:11:00 AM

A tragic accident occurred at Lake Oconee last weekend, when Tyler Hall, 21, dove into a shallow portion of the lake on Saturday, July 7. When he resurfaced, he yelled that he couldn’t feel his legs

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Catching fish on area reservoirs during the hot summer

The Union-Recorder

Date: 6/24/2018 7:24:00 AM

Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair are not your typical reservoirs when it comes to water temperatures. The pumpback operation at the Wallace Dam on Lake Oconee and the coal-fired power plant on Lake Sinclair do not allow either lake to stratify like other

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Eufaula’s Greene runner-up at American Bass Open tourney

Dothan Eagle

Date: 6/19/2018 6:15:00 AM

Eufaula’s Ethan Greene placed second June 9 at the American Bass Open Series Georgia Division tournament on Lake Oconee. Scott Hayes of Newnan, Georgia won the tournament. Hayes caught five bass weighing 18.83 pounds. For the Boater Division victory

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• River: Oconee River
• Surface Area: 19,050 Acres
Lake Oconee is a reservoir in central Georgia on the Oconee River, and is operated by Georgia Power. It was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam. The lake is the forth largest in the state.

Upscale housing developments and resorts communities have been built on the banks of the lake since 1979. The lake is also well-known for its golf courses amoung other recreational activities. Bird watching is also a great activity around the lake with frequent spottings of hummingbirds, ospreys, eagles, woodpeckers, and other birds. Lake Oconee is Georgia's second largest lake, bringing in water enthusiasts to wakeboard, tube, ski, fish, swim and play outside.
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