Fairhope, Alabama News

4/24/2018 11:42:00 PM
al.com
With no more nights forecast to drop into the 30's and 40's, it's likely that fishing on North Alabama lakes will revert to the usual late spring patterns, with many bass already spawned out but still aggressively patrolling the shallows to guard their ...

9/25/2017
Donna Pate
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…

8/3/2017
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…

6/16/2017
Outdoor Alabama
The recently extended federal red snapper season is good news for anglers. Watch this video for more information about the extended season and the state’s snapper check program.

10/28/2016
Lake News
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…

7/5/2016
LakeMartin.com
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…

4/30/2016
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…

2/6/2016
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…

6/5/2015
Alabama DCNR
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…

3/28/2015
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…

1/24/2015
Derrell Winowich
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…

10/16/2014
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…

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 - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to…

7/16/2014
Lake & River Promotions
The Grand Opening for the new Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy by Whitewater Express is Saturday July 19th in Phenix City, Alabama next to the 13th Street Bridge. Come out and enjoy the water with FREE ROLL CLINICS, 50% off STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARD CLINICS, and KAYAK CLINICS. Also receive $150 of any KAYAK and $100 off any…

5/7/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Opening to the Whitewater Course on the Chattahoochee River between Phenix City, Al. and Columbus, Ga. this weekend with events on both sides of the river. Check out the calendar on the Chattahoochee RiverFest website and come have some Free Fun!

2/3/2014
Alabama Power
Since its founding in 1904, Alabama Power has harnessed the clean energy potential of Alabama rivers through the creation of 14 hydroelectric facilities.

1/16/2014
Nicki Dozier
TowBoatUS Lake Martin Owner’s, Captain’s Jackson and Nicki Dozier, will be hosting the 2nd Annual OUPV Captain’s Course in February 2014. TowBoatUS will once again working with Sea School out of Atlanta to bring an instructor to Lake Martin to teach the class for our Local Residents interested in…

6/6/2012
Nicki Dozier
Earlier this year, Alexander City native Jackson Dozier moved back to the Lake Martin area to serve the boating public with his business, TowBoatU.S. Lake Martin. Now, he and his wife Nicki hope to expand on water opportunities in the area by partnering with Sea School to bring a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License course…

4/27/2012
Lake News
In the last year, a new technology has been added to many of Alabama’s state parks--wireless Internet. Alabama has embarked on one of the largest Wi-Fi deployments of any United States park system.While many people love to come to Alabama’s state parks to experience the beauty of nature, to relax, to hike, fish and explore…

5/31/2011 6:34:00 PM
LakesOnline.com

5/27/2011
ADCNR
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYAgencies warn of hidden hazards in Alabama lakes and riversMemorial Day weekend typically kicks off the summer recreational boating season on our Alabama lakes and rivers. This season, swimmers and boaters will need to be especially aware of their surroundings. As a…

4/30/2011
LakeMartin.com
Community Q&A: Lake Martin Forum Lost and Found All counties around Lake Martin (Elmore, Coosa and Tallapoosa) have been designated eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance. Fore more information or to apply for assistance visit the FEMA.gov web site.A Message from Marine Police Captain Matt Brooks Lake Martin, the…

3/15/2011
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…

3/14/2011
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…

2/8/2011
ADCNR
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed N. Gunter Guy Jr. as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Guy is a graduate of Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Most recently he practiced law with the firm of Ball, Ball, Mathews & Novak, P.A…

1/28/2011
Sharon Miller
Confluence at Smith Lake New Digs For Professional Types By Sharon Miller RE/MAX Platinum Historically, the accelerated level of development at Smith Lake began sometime around the 2001-2002 time period. Prior to this time…

1/9/2011
Media Relations
With forecasters predicting snow and possibly icy precipitation in the next few days, Alabama Power wants customers to be prepared. Ice storms – prolonged periods of freezing rain – can result in power interruptions and create hazardous road conditions.Here are some tips for staying prepared and safe during wintry weather…

12/9/2010
ADCNR
Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) is a national program developed by the Future Fisherman Foundation that uses one of the most popular outdoor activities, fishing, to help youth make wise choices about their lives, while teaching them to respect and enjoy the environment. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and…

10/19/2010
Steve Northington
It’s that time of year once again (I hate starting an article with that line) when we all wonder, will we use our boats anymore this year? We wonder, when is it time to winterize? I wonder if it will be a cold winter as last year was? And, worst of all, the most ridiculous one…. I wonder if I hang that 100 watt light bulb…

10/10/2010
ADCNR
The Alabama Division of Marine Police (AMP) has recently been honored with an Innovation in Technology award from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety for all 50 states and U.S…

10/10/2010
ADCNR
On Friday October 29, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will hold a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. for the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center (AABC) located near Marion, Ala. The AABC is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of rare and endangered freshwater mollusks (mussels and snails)…

10/1/2010
Amy Han
EPA's Office of Water launched a new Web clearinghouse of Lake Shoreland Protection Resources, http://water.epa.gov/type/lakes/shoreland.cfm, which provides practitioners with links to key resources to protect and restore fragile lake shorelands and to promote better stewardship by lakeside property owners and others who…

8/20/2010
ADCNR
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reminds hunters and anglers that all current recreational licenses expire on August 31, 2010. Several years ago, the Alabama Legislature changed the license year so that both hunting and fishing licenses expire on the same date each year, August 31.Hunters and…

5/20/2010
ADCNR
Gov. Bob Riley issued a proclamation promoting safe boating practices today at 10 a.m. on the front steps of the State Capitol.During the ceremony Riley encouraged all Alabamians to wear a life jacket while boating the many lakes and rivers in the state. After his speech, several Alabama Marine Police officers joined Gov…

4/20/2010
Jay Embry
The decision to purchase property can be daunting. Purchasing on the water can mean the stakes are even higher. If you have ever dreamed of buying a piece of shoreline for your dream home there are many things that you should consider. Here we present some of the issues that you need to take into account before…

4/8/2010
Boat U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will decide on whether to allow a 50% increase in the amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply, from the current E10 (or containing 10% ethanol) up to E15 (containing 15% ethanol). However, with testing data on the new “mid-level” ethanol…

3/26/2010
ADCNR
Spring is here and the water is warming up. With 1.3 million acres of recreational waters, Alabama is a boater’s paradise. Unfortunately, each year there are a few easily preventable boating deaths and injuries that occur. In 2009 there were 13 fatalities on Alabama waterways. Each person lost was a tragedy…

3/25/2010
ADCNR
A bill introduced by state Senators Ted Little and Zeb Little has Alabama State Parks officials concerned about the future of the parks system. SB532 proposes a 50 percent reduction in lodging rates and entrance fees for Alabama residents between May 15 and August 15, 2010.Alabama State Parks Director Mark Easterwood says…

3/19/2010
Heather Babecki
Heather Babecki - Spookeay Marine, Hanover, AlabamaThe most neglected part of your boat, is often the hull bottom. It might be a ticking time bomb that could lead to a premature end to your boating season and budget.1. A Brief History of Marine FiberglassSome 50 years ago, fiberglass came into wide use in the…

3/1/2010
ADCNR
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division staff along with local professional fishing guide Ben Gross, President of River Region Guide Service, will present six fishing classes on Friday, March 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The classes are hosted by the Prattville Leisure Services Department at the Doster…

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