The next two to three weeks are the ideal time in our locality to be in the woods if you want a good opportunity to harvest a quality buck.

The 2020-2021 firearms season for deer begins today, and I thought about writing this article about deer hunting but I decided to look at the secrets of fall fishing since it could end well before deer season ends. 

Schools surrounding Baldwin County fared pretty well on the football field Friday night. Here are the area results from Sept. 25 and where teams are headed next.

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…

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