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    Scott Burd & Jake Moyar took first in the May 20 Tourney. 8-fish limit was 9.41 pounds.
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  • St. Marys Fishing Report—10-29-17

    Grand Lake Bait & Tackle reports cooler temperatures are expected to have a positive effect on the crappie fishing. The fall bite is just starting after a long period of warm temperatures. Crappies are being taken by experienced bank fishermen, but they have to be hunted. Docks and dock posts are popular structure. Don’t ignore . . read more

  • Indian Lake Fishing Report—10-29-17

    Lakeside Pro Bass reports that the fall fishing season has kicked in with cooler water temperatures. The temperature on 10/26 was 55 degrees and falling. Crappie fishing is excellent with some fishermen reporting limit catches. Fish are being hunted but all areas seem to be worth checking. Moundwood, Black Hawk, and the game preserve are . . read more

  • Lake Loramie Fishing Report—10-29-17

    According to Spillway Bait and Tackle the fishing is starting to pick up as water temperatures drop. The season is late with the unusual stretch of warm weather in September and October. Crappie fishermen are starting to catch some fish and finding more and more keepers. Some bluegills are biting with sizes being mixed. There . . read more

  • Deer Hunters Prepare for Gun Season

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The week of Thanksgiving always had a special meaning for me when I was a kid. No, I seldom thought of spending the day giving thanks for anything, although I was grateful for what I had. My celebration was much less profound than that. It was a day I . . read more

  • Youth Hunting Seasons Have a Purpose

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I guess it was the cold weather and a quick look at the calendar that told me the gun season for deer was just around the corner. Also, in recent years, Ohio has held a special two-day youth deer season that usually opened the weekend before Thanksgiving. I think . . read more

  • “Sportsman’s Night Out”

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The Grand Lake Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be hosting their 43rd annual “Sportsman’s Night Out” at the Celina Eagles Lodge on Saturday, November 18, 2017. This is just one of the 4000 plus DU events held across the country every year. And like most of the others, it’s . . read more

  • There are Ohio Rabbit Hunters

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni November is just a couple of days away, and many hunters and fishermen are waiting to take advantage of the opportunities the month brings. As far as hunting, although most hunters are focusing on the deer gun season later in the month, there are thousands waiting for the upland . . read more

  • Waterfowl Season Opens

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni If you woke up last Saturday morning with your windows open and live anywhere near Lake St. Marys, chances are you heard gunshots. Not to panic. The regular waterfowl season opened that morning a half-hour before sunrise. For those who listen for that sort of thing, there were also . . read more

  • Miami-Erie Canal Walk with Nature

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The 48th Annual Walk with Nature was recently held along the Miami-Erie Canal. Of course, there were a lot of extras going on along with the Walk including music, kids’ activities, craft and market sales, and more creating a true festival atmosphere. While a few didn’t take the scenic . . read more

  • Pheasants to be Released

    Outdoors with Forda Birds— By John Andreoni According to the ODNR, well over 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 Ohio public hunting areas this fall to provide additional hunting opportunities across the state. Prior to the regular season opener, approximately 30% of these birds will be released the day before the two youth . . read more

  • October Picks for the Outdoorsman

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni Driving around the countryside makes it obvious that it’s harvest time. Corn has been either cut or beginning to get picked, and the beans are starting to come off. Although much of our surrounding states are beginning to experience some drought, around here we had enough water midsummer to . . read more

  • Bow Season Preparation Underway

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The archery deer season opens in a week and most hunters are making final preparations if they haven’t already. For the most part, archery hunters have been getting ready for months, and the really serious bow hunter never stops. He’s probably thinking about bagging a trophy buck constantly, and . . read more

  • Early Hunting Seasons Open

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni It’s suddenly September and the Labor Day weekend, and my memory tells me I just finished writing about Memorial Day and the end of May. Time flies for everyone, but it picks up speed the older one gets. Since there isn’t much that can be done to slow things . . read more

  • Waterfowl Trends Remain Positive

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni Last week I jumped through the hoops, was issued a lottery number, and waited to see if it would be called. I wasn’t taking a chance on winning Mega Millions or Powerball but was looking to get the opportunity to draw a duck blind site at Lake St. Marys. . . read more

  • All Boats Have Limitations

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I’ve had a boat of some sort most of my life, and one thing I’ve learned is that none of them can do it all, especially when it comes to fishing. Of course, I’m old enough to remember renting a .50 cent-a- day wooden rowboat that served multiple purposes. . . read more

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