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    St. Marys Crappie
    Drake Langenkamp of St. Marys enjoys improving fall fishing.
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    Loramie Keeper
    Marion Elsner of Sidney holds a Loramie crappie. Test nets show more keepers.
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  • St. Marys Fishing Report—10-13-16

    Grand Lake Bait & Tackle reports cooler temperatures are starting 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 are popular structure. Fishermen are looking for structure . . read more

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  • Indian Lake Fishing Report—10-13-16

    Lakeside Pro Bass reports that the fall fishing season has started to kick in with cooler water temperatures. Crappie fishing is picking up 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 popular spots. Boat docks and any . . read more

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  • Lake Loramie Fishing Report—10-13-16

    According to Spillway Bait and Tackle the fishing is starting to pick up as water temperatures drop. Crappie fishermen are starting to catch some fish and finding more and more keepers. Reports of recent Division of Wildlife test nets show that the crappie population is healthy. Many of the crappies that were just short of . . read more

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • September Brings Cooler Weather and Dove Hunting

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The first day of September, 2016 brought cooler weather and the opening day of the dove season. Unlike the deer season, I didn’t see truckloads of orange-clad hunters heading for the front lines. As a matter of fact, I even spent a little time looking for a dove hunter . . read more

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  • Fishing for Giant Cats

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I was on the water the other day with my catfishing partner looking for some decent fish. What we were doing qualifies as pre-fishing in preparation for the Catmaster Classic, our final catfish tournament of the year. We didn’t find any big fish, but eliminated a couple of spots from . . read more

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  • Low Lake Levels Shouldn’t Dampen the Mood

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni There’s no doubt the low water at Lake St. Marys is leaving a sour taste in the mouths of a lot of boaters who are planning to cut their season short. Although the lake has been a lot lower than it is now, the depth has decreased enough that . . read more

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  • It’s Getting Time for a Perch Search

    Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni August is almost here, and I feel the urge to go fishing. Of course, I probably picked the worst month of the year to chase fish, but it is what it is. First, I’ll be on the water because of scheduled events. I’ll fish an August 13 catfish tournament . . read more

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