Oconee Lake News

7/28/2018
Lakes Online
The Southeastern Raptor Center releases an eagle at Pyne Road Park on West Point Lake July 28, 2018.

7/22/2018 5:13:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
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...

7/12/2018 11:11:00 AM
Morgan County Citizen
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. ...

6/24/2018 7:24:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
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 ...

6/19/2018 6:15:00 AM
Dothan Eagle
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 ...

6/16/2018 11:26:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Hybrid bass and striped bass were again stocked in Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair over the last few weeks by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (GWRD). Lake Oconee received 291,304 hybrid bass and 108,257 striped bass. Lake Sinclair received 118,000 ...

6/9/2018 11:15:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
The birds can eat a tremendous amount of fish and can kill native grasses and the foliage on trees. Locally the cormorant is a problem at Lake Oconee, which has a sizable population of cormorants, especially during the winter season. Lake Sinclair has a ...

5/24/2018 7:25:00 AM
Morgan County Citizen
The fishing report for this month goes something like this. It’s gonna be hot and humid. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen (and get on the water). Get out early if you want to beat the heat and catch a heap of fish. The early ...

5/6/2018 7:24:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
This week we will look at the last lake game fish to spawn and that is the catfish. Since both Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee have flathead, blue, white, and channel catfish, there are spawning variations even within the catfish family, but basically ...

4/27/2018 1:10:00 PM
The Journal Gazette
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly will play with university alumnus and investment banker Jimmy Dunne in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge beginning Sunday at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Resort outside Atlanta. Kelly and Dunne will be paired with Georgia Tech ...

4/26/2018 12:13:00 PM
USA Patch
Harbor Club, a stunning, 1,000-acre lake and golf community on 19,000-acre Lake Oconee, has been honored with the 2018 Bliss Award for "Best Georgia Community of the Year" from Real Estate Scorecard. Real Estate Scorecard provides in-depth research and ...

4/18/2018 2:36:00 PM
The Union-Recorder
A group of Lake Oconee Elks went on a fishing outing Friday, April 13, with a group of veterans from the Georgia War Veterans Home. It was a bright sunny day and the temperature perfect for a little fishing at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife center in ...

4/12/2018 7:25:00 AM
Morgan County Citizen
The Lake Oconee Quilt Guild will display 69 quilts from almost 40 quilters until June 2. “A lot of people make quilts as gifts and then they’re gone,” explained exhibit curator and guild member Linda Huggins. “So, we are lucky these quilts are what ...

3/28/2018 10:08:00 AM
USA Patch
For over 25 years Harbor Club has welcomed eager golfers traveling to and from the Augusta area for the year's first major championship. Tucked halfway between Augusta and Atlanta, the community is the ideal stopping-off point for a round of golf.

3/20/2018 8:42:00 PM
Index-Journal
EATONTON, Ga. — The No. 19-ranked Lander men’s golf team posted a closing 297 during the third round of the Bobcat Invitational on Tuesday to finish alone in eighth place at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. The Bearcats’ 17-over round gave them a 33-over ...

3/16/2018 9:15:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It’s springtime, and the greens are calling. Pack up your golf clubs because it’s time to escape the city and head to tranquil Lake Oconee. With 117 holes of golf plus spa treatments and shopping, this waterfront destination in Greene County is a great ...

3/16/2018 1:34:00 PM
Michigan Athletics
The three-day, 54-hole event will host 16 teams and be played at the Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee. The course will be set up for a par 72 and 7,073 yards. The Tournament Field There will be 16 teams competing at the 2018 Linger Longer Invitational ...

2/17/2018 8:51:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
I received an email from an angler this week wanting to know if it was possible to fish Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee without a boat. There are in fact areas in both lakes where anglers can fish without a boat. Lake Oconee has a number of Georgia Power ...

1/23/2018 9:03:00 AM
Garden & Gun Magazine
If you’re building a top-of-the-line sporting clays course, having a blank canvas of eight hundred largely untouched acres of Georgia pine forest is already an almost unfair advantage. Add the expertise of the British-born clays course designer Justin ...

12/27/2017 12:34:00 PM
Golfweek
There’s a new signature design to accompany the six golf courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee, and the architect, Justin Jones, reports that the topography is “superb.” He was given a landscape of rolling terrain, water, grassland, trees and open space on ...

12/27/2017 4:34:00 AM
GolfWeek
There’s a new signature design to accompany the six golf courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee, and the architect, Justin Jones, reports that the topography is “superb.” He was given a landscape of rolling terrain, water, grassland, trees and open space on ...

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

7/13/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

6/8/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

6/6/2017
EPA
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

5/18/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/6/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

2/22/2017
EPA
Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

1/27/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

12/15/2016
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016.

7/5/2016
LakeMartin.com
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4/30/2016
Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

2/6/2016
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from North Georgia, North Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Al. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is…

4/29/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Named "Best Man-Made Whitewater" and one of the "Top 12 Man-Made Adventures on the Planet" by USA Today in 2013!! Whitewater's 2015 season on the Chattahoochee River officially begins May 8th with multiple activities planned on RiverFest Weekend. Rafting, zip lining, kayaking, fly fishing and paddle boarding on the…

3/29/2015
Lake & River Promotions
"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout…

3/28/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for…





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