Fishing at Lower Pool Park

I photographed local fishermen on the Chattachoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford for a Three of a Kind photo feature for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is located at the base of Buford Dam and Lake Sidney Lanier and is a popular fishing spot along the Chattahoochee River.

Greg Payne (right) fishes the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

A snake pops its head up between a bunch of rocks next to the boat ramp at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

 

Greg Payne (right) fishes the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Chad Artimovich fishes from his kayak on the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Jim Holton casts his fly rod into the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Greg Payne (right) casts his line as he fishes the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Greg Payne (right) kneels down to net a trout as he fishes the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

 

David Cho and and Wesley Carlan fish in the Chattahoochee River from Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

 

Wesley Carlan reels in his line at the Chattahoochee River on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

 

Chad Artimovich casts his line on the banks of the Chattahoochee River as he stretches his legs from fishing in his kayak at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Greg Payne (right) and Chad Artimovich fish the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Chad Artimovich (left) paddles his kayak into position as he and Greg Payne fish the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Chad Artimovich fishes from his kayak on the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Jim Holton pulls in a trout with his fly rod as he fishes in the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Jim Holton pulls a trout off of his line as he fishes in the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Baby geese float on the banks of the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

 

Greg Payne casts his line as he fishes the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

A view of Buford Dam from Lower Pool Park on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

 

Greg Payne (right) casts his line as he fishes the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

Greg Payne fishes the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

 

David Cho and and Wesley Carlan fish in the Chattahoochee River from Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

 

Chad Artimovich fishes from his kayak at the mouth of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River at Lower Pool Park in Buford on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Lower Pool Park is one of the numerous parks surrounding Lake Sydney Lanier that gives fishermen access to the Chattahoochee River.

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  1. Nice collection of photos. I really like those of the fly fisherman. Lower Pool East and Lower Pool West (across the foot bridge)are great trout fishing areas. Both parks are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If it were not for the cold water being released at the bottom of the dam, trout would not survive and it would be a warm water fishery instead. So I guess it is an artifical habitat. Most folks do not think of that.

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