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Carp Fishing for Fun and Profit

Carp Fishing for Fun and Profit

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…

Get the Carp Out

Get the Carp Out

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…

Welcome the Summer Season

Welcome the Summer Season

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…

ODNR Loaded with Talent

ODNR Loaded with Talent

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…

Looking for Mushrooms?

Looking for Mushrooms?

Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni Like everyone else, I watch a lot of television. I have some network favorites, but frequently I get involved with the treasure hunters who are trying to solve the mystery of Oak Island, find…

GLSM Saugeye Update

Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni In 2014, I attended a meeting with various business, state, and local individuals to discuss the possibility of introducing saugeye to Lake St. Marys. With available research and the introduction of genetically modified saugeye…

Boaters need to be Proactive

Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni If the stars align and the creeks don’t rise, I should be on the lake fishing my first catfish tournament of the year. The temperatures aren’t supposed to be particularly warm but the predicted…