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  • Scott and Drew Bullock won the March Catmaster Tournament at GLSM
    Scott and Drew Bullock won the March Catmaster Tournament at GLSM
  • Boaters are discovering the Chickasaw boat ramp at GLSM
    Boaters are discovering the Chickasaw boat ramp at GLSM
  • Dan Hickey with early season Lake Loramie crappies
    Dan Hickey with early season Lake Loramie crappies
  • March channel cats at GLSM
    March channel cats at GLSM
  • This young turkey needs to get smarter before opening day
    This young turkey needs to get smarter before opening day
  • It’s tournament time for bass fishermen
    It’s tournament time for bass fishermen
  • Grand Lake Bait & Tackle reports fishing is starting to transition as the average air and water temperatures drop. According to reports, experienced fishermen are catching fish along the rocky shorelines picking up mostly crappies and an occasional keeper bluegill. Minnows are popular. The morning and even bites are producing more fish, but good fishermen . . read more

  • Lakeside Pro Bass reports some bluegill and crappie fishing is available but fish have to be hunted. Many fishermen are working the channels. The State Park, Blackhawk, and Moundwood, have been producing a few fish. Some fishermen are targeting docks, lifts, and seawalls. Adding wax worms is a preference and is more popular in waters . . read more

  • According to Spillway Bait and Tackle, the fishing is transitioning, and everyone is waiting for cooler temperatures. Die-hard fishermen at Lake Loramie are catching some panfish. Some crappies are being caught by fishermen who are willing to work at it and possibly change tactics. Bluegills have to be hunted, but when found are decent size. . . read more

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  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The yellow perch is probably one of the most unpredictable fish in GLSM. Unlike other species that also have their ups and downs from cycle to cycle and year to year, perch seem to appear in numbers only on occasion. They might show up for a year or two . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The early waterfowl seasons will be here in less than a month and the archery season for deer opens a couple of weeks later. Depending how serious you are about hunting, preparation begins long before opening day. If you’re a waterfowl hunter, your favorite shotgun should be clean and . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni When Governor DeWine signed the $69 billion dollar biennial budget a few days ago, it was evident that the administration was being very proactive on a number of issues such as providing resources to children and families, as well as to Ohio’s education system, workforce, local communities, and mental . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I saw in the news that Mississippi recently closed all of its beaches because of harmful algae blooms (HABs). Heavy rains in the Midwest are blamed for the damage. In 2016, along with the annual red tide, Florida developed a massive blue/green algae bloom that earned it the unsavory . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni After surviving the unusual monsoon season this year, I’m having trouble adjusting to the current heat wave. For the longest time mowing was impossible, and now, brown grass is the color of the day. What’s really irritating are the bugs that evidently enjoy this type of weather. I’m finding . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I don’t know where the time is going, but suddenly July 4th is just a few days away. I blame it on my time management skills, or maybe it’s just age. Regardless, the Independence Day holiday is probably the busiest time at area lakes and camp grounds and definitely . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The other night I got an invite to go bass fishing on Lake St. Marys. For some odd reason I accepted although I haven’t caught a decent bass from the lake in ages. Bass fishing just hasn’t been a priority of mine, especially since most of my time on . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I spent some time watching and talking to a few carp fishermen during last weekend’s local tournament and picked up some insights I’ve never thought much about. First, more than 100 fishermen took part in the contest, and from what I could gather, they participated for fun and a . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni Last weekend was the annual Carp Derby sponsored by the St. Marys Rotary, St. Marys Eagles, and the Lake Improvement Association. The purpose of the tournament was to remove as many carp as possible from the lake in an attempt to improve the water quality. It’s a fact that . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni For years I looked forward to Memorial Day because it meant summer was unofficially here and I had the next three months to enjoy without worrying about my job. Although I really enjoyed my work dealing with school kids every day, by the end of the year, I was . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni When I was growing up, I always wanted my own boat. Looking back, I really can’t remember why. I was around the water a lot, although most of that time was spent on the Miami-Erie Canal. When I went to the lake with my dad, we always rented a . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni When the people elected the new governor, I’m sure he had people in mind to run Ohio’s various departments and agencies. Common sense would dictate that he surround himself with trusted appointees who were intelligent, savvy to the minefields of politics, and experts in their fields. Over the 50 . . read more

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