•  St. Marys Crappie
    St. Marys Crappie
    Drake Langenkamp of St. Marys enjoys improving fall fishing.
  • Loramie Keeper
    Loramie Keeper
    Marion Elsner of Sidney holds a Loramie crappie. Test nets show more keepers.
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    A Perch Selfie
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  • St. Marys Fishing Report—01-03-17

    Fishermen are in a transition period and waiting for safe ice. During the second week of December, the area received extreme low temperatures and fishermen were soon finding up to 8 inches of ice on some channels. Fishermen were finding some crappies and mixed size bluegills through Christmas but a warming trend with record temperatures . . read more

  • Indian Lake Fishing Report—01-03-17

    It’s transition time for the fishermen at Indian Lake. Expected below normal temperatures should be making good ice after the effects of a warm late December. Fishermen were on the ice during the second week of December and were making good catches of both crappies and bluegills Decent fall fishing for both panfish and saugeye . . read more

  • Lake Loramie Fishing Report—01-03-17

    Fishermen at Lake Loramie are also in a transition mode waiting for safe ice to return. Ice fishing is extremely popular at Loramie and the anticipated appearance of larger crappies has fishermen anxious to get started. Expected below normal temperatures will have fishermen looking for safe ice in the deeper water areas. Lake Loramie ice . . read more

  • Hunting Seasons Wind Down; New Seasons Proposed

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni So far, this has been a fast winter. It seems like the 2016-17 hunting seasons just started yesterday, and suddenly they’re winding down for another year. The muzzlerloader deer season ended a couple of days ago, and that finishes deer hunting for all practical purposes. Hunters checked 15,843 white-tailed . . read more

  • So Long, 2016

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I don’t know how often New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday, but it should be about every six years, assuming leap years don’t come into play. Somewhere I saw that an identical calendar takes place every 28 years, but that might be a myth. If it’s true, save . . read more

  • Ice Provides Outdoor Options

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I don’t think many people enjoy ice as a steady diet, especially when it affects mobility. Fear of falling, fear of driving, fear of power outages, and more immediately take over when the ice season starts. Last weekend was treacherous enough for me to stay inside, and I’m sure . . read more

  • Dam Safety Calls for Tree Removal

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni It appears that large numbers of trees will soon be removed at Lake St. Marys along the east and west banks. This action is part of a policy to address safety issues that have surfaced or are anticipated from the many public and private earthen dams across the state. . . read more

  • Don’t Put These Under The Christmas Tree

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni It’s December and outdoorsmen are enjoying some of the most popular activities of the season. The deer gun season wraps up this weekend, and hunters who are still looking to fill a tag will have another chance on December 17 and 18. From what I’ve heard, area waterfowl hunters . . read more

  • Hunters Ready for Deer Gun Season

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The biggest opening day of the 2016-17 hunting season is just hours away, and when shooting time finally rolls around, a majority of Ohio’s gun hunters will be in the field waiting for the sun to come up. Some will be in tree stands, a few in ground blinds, . . read more

  • DU’s Sportsmen’s Night Out

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The first segment of the 2016 split waterfowl season ends November 6, and other than the first few days when the local birds were uneducated, hunters had little to brag about. After that, birds were scarce, the weather was too nice, and either scenario would make a waterfowl hunter . . read more

  • Preserve Hunting Makes Sense

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni When the upland game opening day rolls around on November 4, I’m assuming there will be thousands of hunters around the state trying to bag a few rabbits, pheasants, or quail sometime that week end. Unfortunately, our area counties won’t have much hunting pressure unless something has drastically changed. . . read more

  • Upland Game Season Opens with Youth Hunts

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni We finally had some significant rain a couple of days ago, the temperatures are much more fall-like, and the young hunters will have their special early season to chase rabbits and pheasants around for the next two weekends prior to the November 4 regular opener. I’m sure there are . . read more

  • Walk with Nature

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I walked the towpath the other day to the 40 acre pond to check conditions and do a bit of reminiscing. I’m not sure how many years ago I walked this area for the first time, but I know it’s pushing 70. Like most St. Marys boys, assuming they . . read more

  • Hunting Requires an Attitude

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni Although I don’t hunt that much anymore, I can still get away with calling myself a waterfowl hunter. I’m also pretty experienced when it comes to upland gamebird hunting, so I’m comfortable calling myself a bird hunter. I earned both titles by spending a lot of hours learning about . . read more

  • Bow Hunting Continues to Grow

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni It always amazes me to hear today’s deer hunters talk about our local deer. Many of the younger breed have no idea that there was a time when seeing a deer in this neck of the woods was something to be reported in the newspaper. Mention that fact and . . read more

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