Cahaba River News
On March 31st, Russell Lands announced the construction of a Coore & Crenshaw golf course, the defining centerpiece for Lake Martin’s newest luxury residential development, The Heritage. Part of a transformative master plan for Russell Lands, the golf course is the first in the state of Alabama designed by famed…
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)
LAKE CONDITIONS ALERT Hurricane Sally expected to affect Alabama Power lakes, result in spillway gate operations
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be from Lay…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…
8/21/2020 2:39:00 PM
LAKE JORDAN, Ala. (WSFA) - David Green was careful how he steered his 20-foot pontoon boat on Lake Jordan when we met him Wednesday. “It’s breaking the surface of the water right there," Green ...
Main Street Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. - Alabama residents may soon be able to show their commitment of supporting local businesses with a distinctive car tag. The Shop Local Support Small Business tag will be produced if at least 1,000 complete an online application and pay a $50 fee by July 31, 2021. Main Street Alabama, the benefitting…
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…
7/27/2020 5:12:00 PM
Alabama Public Radio
DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has died in a boating accident on an Alabama lake. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s ...
7/27/2020 7:52:00 AM
Now, with some communities starting to talk about extreme contingency plans like trucking in water, Riley says he may order Alabama lakes to lessen their downstream releases - just as he says ...
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…
7/20/2020 7:33:00 PM
Tami Reist, director of the North Alabama Lakes Tourism Association, and Carrie Banks of the Alabama League of Municipalities will lead the Local Activities Committee. Their committee will develop ...
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…
6/1/2020 7:50:00 AM
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2/28/2020 2:17:00 AM
Captain Mike Gerry put his anglers on a 9 pound, 2-ounce and a 7-pound largemouth on a Lake Guntersville trip this week, though he said fishing was a challenge in terms of numbers of bass. Best lures ...
This week, the citizens of Dadeville, Alabama created and submitted a video showcasing the town in order to submit to HGTV's upcoming new show "Home Town Takeover". The new show is slated to air on the HGTV channel in 2021. Citizens of the selected town can expect to witness the rehabilitation of several individual family…
1/24/2020 9:01:00 AM
From Lake Guntersville, Captain Mike Carter reports bass action was brisk during the warm spell, slowed during the freezing nights, and should pick up once again with the warmer, wetter weather this ...
1/10/2020 4:00:00 PM
With 1,063 miles of shoreline, Wheeler is the largest of three Alabama lakes that connect with the Tennessee River. It has been the host of nine BASS events, including the 1974 Bassmaster Classic.
12/30/2019 4:00:00 PM
Field & Stream
These Alabama lakes (Eufaula, Logan Martin, and Guntersville) make up the heart of the Bassmaster circuit. Make the pilgrimage to Lake Montgomery in Georgia, where George Perry landed his world ...
12/27/2019 12:00:00 PM
After suspending service in the fall of 2019, Frontier Airlines announced it is terminating its service at Birmingham's airport ... lake goers up to date on Alabama lakes. As work continues ...
12/9/2019 3:08:00 PM
The Business Journals
$90 million The report also provides key highlights for several Alabama lakes. At 915, the majority of lake homes are in the $250,000 to $500,000 range, followed by 622 homes that are up to $250,000.
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a 7-day precipitation forecast. The southeast continental U.S. will remain a high-pressure region and no precipitation is forecasted. The Lake Martin area is currently in D3 - Extreme Drought status. The burn ban in Alabama remains in effect. There have…
Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3 Keith…
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…
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Alabama...well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the Chattahoochee…
On Saturday, June 6, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 6-14. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a day in both…
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…
Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna, formerly Ranunculus ficaria) is an early-blooming perennial with origins in Europe and northern Africa. It is also called Lesser Celandine, and it is sometimes confused with Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). It has apparently been enjoyed in gardens for many years, mostly in the Northeast…
Yesterday marked a new and significant accomplishment for the business of craft beer in Alabama. Commercial brewery and brewpub members of the Aalabama Brewers Guild formulated a collaborative effort into a commerative beer for statewide release in March of this year. The effort marked the first time so many breweries in…
Alabama Bass Trail
Decatur, AL – The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to announce two lakes have been added to the state’s popular fishing trail for 2015. The North Division welcomes Weiss Lake while the South Division welcomes Lake Martin. The additional two lakes bring the popular trail to 13 premier bass fishing lakes located…
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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 - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to…
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