Rodman Reservoir News

6/17/2018 12:05:00 AM
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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.

8/18/2017 7:53:00 AM
www.floridastateparks.org
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8/18/2017 7:52:00 AM
www.floridastateparks.org
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8/17/2017 9:32:00 PM
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
Removing the dam would be a big boost to the St. Johns River economy especially in Welaka. Our guests do not fish the Rodman Reservoir. Although I am not an ardent fisherman, I do discuss fishing with our guests to pass on information to subsequent guests.

8/17/2017 9:12:00 PM
St. Augustine Record
Bluegills go after the bounty. Catfish wait for it to come to them. Bass fishing is summertime slow. Rodman Reservoir is real high right now, but the bass are beginning to school up. Keep a Texas-rigged worm tied on one rod for working the bottom and at ...

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

8/11/2017 10:08:00 PM
St. Augustine Record
Rodman Reservoir is supposed to be hot now, but I couldn’t find anyone to confirm it. The shrimp are fully running the river, but they remain small. We just had a full moon, and that’s normally the key for the shrimp to shed their shells and grow quickly.

8/10/2017 9:10:00 PM
St. Augustine Record
Rodman Reservoir is supposed to be hot now, but I couldn’t find anyone to confirm it. The shrimp are fully running the river, but they remain small. We just had a full moon, and that’s normally the key for the shrimp to shed their shells and grow quickly.

7/28/2017 1:29:27 AM
traveltips.usatoday.com
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 lists of the state's best fisheries. This 9,500-acre, man ...

7/18/2017 6:45:00 AM
bassonline.com
We fished on the Rodman Reservoir with beautiful conditions. She caught her first ever bass on a white ice trick worm. Senkos in that color also produced bass. One of the most exciting catches of the day was a 40 pound gar that took Penny for a ride.

7/17/2017 5:38:00 PM
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
But I wonder why Littlepage offers so little allowance for “public debate” when it comes to his support for blowing up the Rodman Reservoir dam. There is no discussion of the ecological systems that have become established over several decades — nor ...

7/17/2017 2:47:00 PM
bassonline.com
The Rodman Reservoir is widely known for its productive largemouth bass fishing. Summer time is a perfect time to experience an Antique Equipment Florida Fishing Adventure of a lifetime. I had the pleasure of fishing with Lee, Jay and Ed traveling from ...

7/14/2017 2:24:00 PM
bassonline.com
Rodman Reservoir is a great location in North Central Florida to catch largemouth bass. Summer time promotes Clear Water Fishing Charters especially on the Reservoir. I had the pleasure of fishing with Dave, Jamie and Jake traveling from Cincinnati for the ...

7/14/2017 1:50:00 AM
St. Augustine Record
They (the springs and spring runs) are worth the trip alone. Rodman Reservoir it hot and the spillway under the dam is as well. But they are being forced to let a lot of runoff through the spillway, and it may take some extra weight to keep the baits down.

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

7/11/2017 6:06:00 AM
bassonline.com
We fished multiple days on this adventure with the first day on Lake Toho and the second day on the Rodman Reservoir. Lake Toho produced a largemouth bass that weighed 5 pounds. We caught most of our fish on a mix of artificial and live bait. Shiners are ...

6/29/2017 7:24:00 AM
bassonline.com
Largemouth bass fishing the Rodman Reservoir is an exciting experience for all anglers. Trick Worm Fishing Charter can put numbers of bass in the boat. I had the pleasure of fishing with Oscar and German traveling from Houston, Texas. They were visiting ...

6/26/2017 7:36:00 AM
bassonline.com
They had a blast and are surely planning another trip. They want to also experience what the Rodman Reservoir and Lake Santa Fe has to offer. We had a great time and an excellent fishing trip. I am looking forward to fishing with them again in the future.

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)





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