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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 I grew up hunting rabbits and pheasants not by choice but by circumstances. Although never a pheasant hunting hotspot like some of our adjoining counties, there were always enough birds in Auglaize County to guarantee a flush or two during a day afield. Also, to be fair, I’m sure . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The 2019 Ohio upland game season opened Friday, and I doubt if more than one or two rabbit hunters could be found busting cover in Auglaize County. To be quite honest, this part of the state was never a prime rabbit or pheasant area, but back in the day, . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni On Tuesday, October 14, 1969, Forda Birds wrote his first outdoor column for the Leader. It was about waterfowl hunting and the season opener…who would have suspected that. Since this is the 50th anniversary of that column and it’s still timely, I thought I’d share what I had to . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I had a little extra time last week to contemplate the grand scheme of things as I sat looking at the walls in the ICU at our local hospital. I expect there are questions after you read the previous sentence, but since this isn’t social media, I can’t respond . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni September 28 is National Hunting and Fishing Day, an annual celebration that has been around since 1972. On May 2, 1972, President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing, “I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The Ohio bow season opens next Saturday, September 28, and runs for the next four months give or take. That’s a long season for bow hunters and crossbow hunters to enjoy their sport. I’m not too sure how many arrow slingers are sitting in tree stands in late January, . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni Most fishermen know that many of our sportfish can be found around structure. The smaller fish like places to hide, and the bigger fish show up looking for a smorgasbord.  No matter what body of water you’re talking about, the locals know just about every natural sunken log, brush . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The Labor Day weekend was a busy one for many outdoorsmen as they unofficially ended their summer season. With the kids back in school and wrapped up in fall activities, getting away for a long weekend or mid-week break becomes more difficult for families. Also, vacation days are usually . . read more

  • Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni Not too long after WWII ended, I was spending many fall evenings riding along with my dad scouting for ducks in the family’s 1937 Plymouth. Unlike today, at the ripe old age of six I rode in the front seat without a seatbelt enjoying an ever present mixture of . . read more

  • 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

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