Oconee Lake News

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
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
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
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 ...

12/5/2017 12:01:28 PM
Harbor Club on Lake Oconee is an award-winning Georgia golf and lake community, nestled in 1,000 acres of beautiful wooded hills and bordered by nine miles of picturesque Lake Oconee shoreline. The well-established, gated neighborhood offers premium ...

12/1/2017 1:16:00 AM
Purchase a MARTA pass to explore Atlanta with ease. Nestled amongst the pine trees is Georgia’s serene Lake Oconee. Watersports are popular amongst visitors from late Spring to early Fall. My family loves kayaking, swimming in the lake and biking around ...

11/28/2017 6:46:00 AM
Gold Course Industry
Great Waters, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee, will undergo a total renovation starting in June 2018, and will involve personal input from Nicklaus and oversight from his award-winning Nicklaus Design team. The Great Waters ...

11/27/2017 5:44:00 PM
Robb Report
As I lay face down on the massage table, my therapist slips a heated golf ball into the special plastic “caddy” that allows it to roll independently in her hands and begins my hour-long golf ball massage. It is my first day at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds ...

11/27/2017 8:30:00 AM
"Live at the Lake: A Weekend with John Oates" will be held February 23 to February 25 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee resort in Greensboro, Georgia. The first night of the retreat will be highlighted by a chat between John and his fans ...

11/25/2017 10:04:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Lake Sinclair’s 14,750 acres and Lake Oconee’s 19,050 acres are owned and operated by Georgia Power. Both lakes offer good fishing throughout the year, and the fall and winter seasons can be exceptional times to be on the water. The transition from the ...

National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

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

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

8/5/2017 8:25:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
The bite has slowed and many anglers have decided to wait for cooler weather to arrive. There is one fish that will bite at Lake Oconee, but most anglers associate the crappie bite as being a cool or cold weather bite in the winter and spring. Several ...

8/4/2017 9:27:00 AM
The Business Journal
Daniel has developed or managed a number of resort communities, including Reynolds Lake Oconee and Ritz Carlton Lodge. “The McKee family has been faithful stewards of the High Hampton Inn for three generations and our vision is to honor and build upon ...

8/4/2017 1:18:00 AM
Rounding out the top five was the Georgia squad from the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team. Breaking 946 clay targets, Lake Oconee was led by Riley Downs of Mitchell with 197, followed by Baylor Garland of Eatonton with 189, Graham Eubanks of Eatonton and Hank Hall ...

8/3/2017 2:18:00 PM
How far do you have to get from a big city before vacation mode sets in? If the city is Atlanta, and the destination is Lake Oconee, the answer would be 75 miles. The Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee sits on 30 of the 374 miles of shoreline along this eastern ...

8/3/2017 12:59:00 PM
‘They had no enemies’ The call came in on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from inside Reynolds Plantation, a gated community located on Lake Oconee, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta. Neighbors of Russell and Shirley Dermond had gone to their home inside the ...

8/1/2017 7:33:00 AM
My fishing partner Polly Dean cast her Norman Little N crankbait in gray and white shad pattern just beyond a corner post on the boat dock. A couple of turns of the reel handle and the lure halted, securely connected to the jaw of a largemouth bass.

7/31/2017 4:50:00 PM
The spring semester begins again in California and then we stay pretty close to home the remainder of the spring with tournaments at Palmetto Golf Club, Great Waters at Lake Oconee and then our home event the weekend before The Masters.” The fall season ...

7/31/2017 2:17:00 PM
Do you ever have weekends planned that you know are just going to be crazy? A lot of people, which will be fun, but surely it will be chaos? That’s how I pictured this past weekend would go when my extended family all gathered to celebrate my Grandma ...

7/31/2017 1:47:00 PM
“Patients want relief, and this is a customer service business,” says Richardson, who runs Lake Oconee Urgent and Specialty Care Center, when asked about Ebell’s research. Richardson says respiratory issues increase to about 20 percent of his ...

7/30/2017 4:56:00 PM
WWAY NewsChannel 3
SENECA, SC (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina woman has died after she went scuba diving with three others at a lake. Oconee County coroner Karl Addis says 43-year-old Angelia Marie Dover of Boiling Springs died Saturday. He says she and three ...

7/29/2017 2:37:00 PM
The Union-Recorder
I had to modify my understanding about fishing on Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee during the period of mid-July until about mid-September. For many years I thought that most fish like largemouth bass and crappie would head for deeper water during that period ...

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