Rodman Reservoir News

1/16/2019 2:18:00 PM
Florida Sportsman
Over the last several years, I’ve developed a trolling approach for largemouth bass that’s produced excellent results in North Florida’s Rodman Reservoir, and I’m confident it will work elsewhere. As ...

Patsy Mercer
Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be increased by…

11/14/2018 4:36:00 PM
The Florida Times-Union
Capt. Sean Rush says bass fishing has slowed down for him, although it remains good on the St. Johns River near Welaka, as well as on Rodman Reservoir on the north side of the lake near the barge cana...

11/8/2018 5:15:00 PM
The St. Augustine Record
One bait shop reported that some of the bass being caught in the Rodman Reservoir are beginning to carry roe. And that shouldn’t happen for another two or three months. The Intracoastal Waterway This ...

9/6/2018 3:55:00 AM
Read more DAMN DAM — “Forest Service seeks dismissal of Rodman Reservoir lawsuit,” by POLITICO Florida’s Bruce Ritchie: The U. S. Forest Service says that even though the state permit for the Rodman D...

7/15/2018 4:40:00 AM
Rodman Reservoir, also known as Lake Oklawaha, is a 13,000-acre lake that is one of Central Florida's finest bass fishing waters. The lake is on the outer rim of Ocala National Forest ( in ...

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 ...

6/30/2018 5:00:00 AM
The Rodman Reservoir, also known as Lake Ocklawaha, is one of more than 600 lakes in Central Florida's Ocala National Forest. A range of campgrounds, RV parks and wilderness resorts cater to fishermen ...

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
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
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
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 ...

3/14/2018 5:00:00 PM
In a state known for its fishing, it takes a lot for any one lake to stand out. But in Central Florida -- a region littered with trophy bass lakes -- Rodman Reservoir routinely finds its way onto list...

National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

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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…

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Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

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…

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

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

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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…

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…

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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…

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Release no. 13-033ContactLisa, 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…

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…

Lake Harding News
They're reclaiming the Hooch along the southern border of Georgia and Alabama. In Columbus, the strategic demolition of old dams along the Chattahoochee River will soon unleash what the city is calling the River City Rush, the "longest urban whitewater course in the world," according to the event's website.Read more: http…

Georgia Power
Georgia Power President and CEO Paul Bowers today announced the company will host an innovative research facility to develop and test water conservation technologies at Georgia Power's Plant Bowen, near Cartersville, Ga. The Water Research Center (WRC) will provide a venue for developing and testing technologies to improve…

Southern Company
Thomas A Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, today told members of Congress that proposed regulations aimed at emissions from power plants could reduce reliability, raise electricity prices, slow economic development and eliminate American jobs."My message today is that the reliability and…

Amy Han
March 22 is World Water Day - a day to appreciate all that water gives us in providing public health, environmental and economic benefits. To help educate Americans on the need to save water, EPA's WaterSense program is joining its partner American Water, together with the Student Conservation Association, in promoting the…

Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the awarding of more than $13.5 million in competitive grants to 11 states for 16 boating infrastructure projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards these grants, which will help fund construction of docks, boat slips and other facilities to support recreational…

Amy Han
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week—March 14 - 20, 2011—encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Finding and fixing leaks can save the average household…

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