Rodman Reservoir News

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/5/2018 3:13:00 PM
The St. Augustine Record
There’s still a hot bite of all kinds of freshwater fish on either side of the dam on the Rodman Reservoir. The dam is running wide open now, draining the big lake. Currents are so fast you can’t fish ...

6/28/2018 2:50:00 AM
The St. Augustine Record
That generally means the panfish bite may be nearly out of reach, and up in the tree roots. It’s affecting Rodman Reservoir in a good way, with some real big bass being caught. The dam is running nearly wide open and the discharge on the Ocklawaha side ...

6/26/2018 10:26:00 PM
The Florida Times-Union
For anglers who follow that path, good daybreak action can be found on a number of fronts for largemouth bass, including Rodman Reservoir near Interlachen; the connecting lakes of Orange and Lochloosa near Gainesville; the north end of Crescent Lake at ...

6/26/2018 7:51:00 PM
Gainesville
For decades the Rodman Reservoir in Marion and Putnam counties has been fought over like an angler trying to land a bass and a fish that keeps thrashing to throw the hook. Created as part of the ill-advised and eventually canceled Cross Florida Barge Canal ...

6/20/2018 3:17:00 AM
The Florida Times-Union
Under-slot redfish are abundant, and Ft. George Inlet is the place to go for flounder now. Freshwater Rodman Reservoir near Interlachen and Orange Lake near Gainesville are both on fire for 4- to 6-pound largemouth, bass according to Joey Tyson of Bald ...

6/17/2018 12:05:00 AM
Star-Banner
Likewise, his years-long fight to get rid of the Rodman Reservoir and restore the Ocklawaha River to its natural free-flowing state. “My hope still is that they will do away with that dam and allow that 9,000-acre polluted lake to disappear,” he says.

4/9/2018 11:33:00 AM
News4Jax
PALATKA, Fla. - What started as a dispute between two men over fishing lines this weekend quickly escalated into what some might consider “fishing rage,” according to Putnam County authorities. Witnesses told deputies that Michael Alan Andrews, 48 of ...

12/1/2017 1:49:00 PM
bassonline.com
One lives in South Florida and the other in the Villages. Hiasson crammed the boat ramp at the Rodman Reservoir making us make a change for another nice little lake in the Ocala National Forrest. Lake Kerr is a beautiful place to explore on your next ...

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

11/14/2017 12:43:00 PM
FLORIDA SPORTSMAN
Spent Sunday pushing some minnows with my two favorite fishing buddies. This was only the second time that I’ve gotten a chance to try my home made spider rig and finally feel like I’m figuring it out. I love checking out new places and this may be my ...

11/9/2017 7:31:00 PM
fox4now.com
The manatee was released on Thursday following his stranding in Camp Branch Creek in the Rodman Reservoir complex in Putnam County. “Randall’s case is not unique. Every year, manatees become entrapped and require assistance. As in this instance ...

10/27/2017 1:12:00 PM
bassonline.com
They are here celebrating their anniversary and wanted to explore the waters of Central Florida. We were supposed to go fishing on the Rodman Reservoir but that is still recovering from Hurricane Irma. We adventure down to the Butler Chain of Lakes and had ...

10/27/2017 5:01:00 AM
The St. Augustine Record
The ramp on the Windsor side open, but that's it. There are also good reports from the Rodman Reservoir and, especially, the canal leading to it from the dam. There's supposed to be a great bite of bluegills in the spillway on the Ocklawaha side of the dam ...

10/26/2017 10:20:00 PM
St. Augustine Record
The ramp on the Windsor side open, but that’s it. There are also good reports from the Rodman Reservoir and, especially, the canal leading to it from the dam. There’s supposed to be a great bite of bluegills in the spillway on the Ocklawaha side of the ...

10/25/2017 2:43:00 PM
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
While largemouth bass fishing continues good on Rodman Reservoir south of Interlachen, crappie fishing on the big lake is poor, says Mandarin’s Al Green. He fished the lake recently and didn’t catch one crappie, which is unusual for Green who is a ...

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/14/2017 7:01:00 PM
Star-Banner
But the dam has remained. In a weird irony, the Rodman Reservoir abuts the Marjorie Harris Carr Greenway, named after the founder of FDE. The conflict between dam opponents and proponents ratcheted up when the reservoir, which was originally intended to be ...

10/11/2017 6:29:00 PM
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
Excellent bream, crappie and bass fishing continues at Rodman Reservoir south of Interlachen. Lake Lochloosa and Newnans Lake near Gainesville also have been giving up limit catches of crappies (25 per person, per day), plus bream. The 27th annual banquet ...

10/11/2017 12:10:00 AM
Gainesville Sun
Steve Miller, the president of Save Rodman Reservoir Inc., a nonprofit organization, said the ecosystem is thriving and the dam’s opponents have been spewing lies. He said manatees and many bird populations are in the area, but those who want the dam ...

10/10/2017 5:33:00 PM
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
Activists have wanted for years to remove the dam, which is the core of the 9,000-acre Rodman Reservoir used by generations of recreational fishermen. Removing the dam and letting the reservoir drain would also restore a lot of water flow to the Ocklawaha ...

10/3/2017 5:00:00 PM
Tampa Bay Times
The oldest environmental battle in Florida is taking a new turn. Ever since Richard Nixon occupied the White House, environmental activists have been clamoring to tear down the dam that’s blocking the Ocklawaha River from flowing freely through Central ...

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

9/10/2017 1:15:00 AM
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
Then Tolbert began exploring the springs along the Ocklawaha River, including the 20 drowned springs covered by the Rodman Reservoir that was created when the Kirkpatrick Dam (formerly the Rodman Dam) was built to block the eastward flow the river.

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
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12/11/2014
BassPro Shops
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also creates…

9/11/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! This is the only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World by USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over…

2/15/2014
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Release no. 13-033ContactLisa Parker251-690-2505lisa.a.parker@usace.army.milMOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to pick…

12/1/2013
USACE
By ernest Noe, Chief Ranger Did you know that it is illegal to remove trees from public lands surrounding Lake Lanier? It’s just like going on your neighbor’s property and cutting down trees. The US Army Corps of e…





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