The 2020-2021 dove season begins on Saturday, Sept. 5, and if you have a dove field where you can hunt doves, I believe you can do it safely without social distancing or wearing a mask. 

While growing up in LA (Lower Alabama), I went gigging for suckers with my daddy and an uncle a couple of times.

Reynolds Lake Oconee is pleased to announce that Eatonton local and Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds Chief Instructor Jasper Copelan was named the State Champion of the 2020 Georgia State Sporting Clays Championship on Sunday, June 21 at the Meadows Gun Club in Forsyth, Ga. 

In my series of articles about the movement of lake species after they spawn, this week I am looking at the catfish species that populates both Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair. I will also look at techniques for catching these gamefish that are the largest fish in the two lakes.

 

A Berry’s Trail Tournament was held on Lake Sinclair with special COVID-19 rules that required social distancing at the launch ramp and during the weigh-in at the Dennis Station facility on Dennis Station Road. Contestants were told violations of any of the special rules would result in disq…

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Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee have two types of shad in the lakes. The first type is the threadfin, which can grow to 6 to 9 inches but usually only measure 2 to 4 inches. They are often referred to as yellowtails due to the color of their tails. 

 

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The Men’s Golf Association winter season came to an end on Feb. 29. The season is referred to as the Mudders Cup, and if you played golf from December through February you know why the name  applies.

The water temperature has finally dropped into the low 50s, and if the weather forecasts are accurate, we will have colder weather staying around for several more weeks and the water temperature will likely drop into the mid-40s.

As I mentioned in last week’s article, crappie will stack up in underwater trees, stumps and brush piles beginning in mid-June and will stay in those trees until late October or until a significant drop in water temperature occurs. 

Last week, I discussed some of the reasons for largemouth bass mortality including natural mortality that can result from age, water quality and overpopulation. 

It is difficult to address winter fishing when the temperature is in the middle 70’s. But I began a series of articles discussing catching various fish species during the winter months because I was expecting some cold weather to arrive. I was fishing this past week in a short sleeve shirt a…

The 2016 archery season is well underway now and will run through Jan. 8 in our area of the state. During the entire archery season hunters can harvest either sex. The bow and arrow used in today’s hunting is nothing like the equipment used by the American Indian when the first explorers arr…

EATONTON — Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee recently hosted the 2016 Lake Oconee Challenge event on August 24, 2016. This annual event consists of three teams from Cuscowilla, Harbor Club, and Reynolds and is held every year on rotation at each of the three competing clubs.

The Fourth Annual Julia Tarter Memorial 5K Race returns this year on Sunday, September 25th beginning with the one-mile fun run at 2:00PM followed by the 5K at 3:00 at the Oconee River Greenway in Milledgeville. Participants will run/walk along the river and through the scenic park at the Gr…

GREENSBORO — On September 17th downtown Greensboro will host the annual Rock and Roll classic car cruise-in. This very popular event, which draws over 100 cars and 1000 spectators each year, will take place in the historic downtown area. It will feature awards and door prizes for participant…

Conveniently located on Highway 44 just North of Publix, Frier & Oulsnam, P.C., Attorneys at Law is a comprehensive general civil practice law firm offering Greene County and Putnam County residents local access to legal representation. Legal services include: Estate Planning, Personal I…

EATONTON — Join Rock Eagle environmental educators Saturday, September 17th for a guided canoe trip around Rock Eagle Lake. Enjoy an active morning with family as we explore the history of the grounds and search for native wildlife. Rock Eagle’s picturesque scenery provides the perfect oppor…

For most kids, summer is a time to relax at home and to get a break from school once the school year is finished. Instead of just taking it easy, the Milledgeville Stars 15 and under basketball team decided to win a Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) national championship along with a pair o…

GREENSBORO — It is no secret that Greensboro is working to improve its residential areas of town. And now the city is looking for contractors who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work!

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