The Politics of  Red Snapper

The Politics of Red Snapper

Story and Photos by Ron Childs The crown jewel of the Gulf of Mexico has to be the red snapper. Considered to be the most economically important fish in the Gulf of Mexico, the red snapper is prized by both commercial and recreational anglers due to the firm texture, moist white meat, and mild flavor. […]

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Georgia 2014 fishing regulations

Anglers can find the new 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “The 2014 guide provides anglers information on great places to fish and provides guidance on laws and regulations,” explains John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “We suggest that all anglers, new […]

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Reeling in joy

Reeling in joy

Beginning in the last few weeks of December and continuing into March, south Georgia bass will begin their pre-spawn transition. Big females will start unching up and feeding heavily on shad to get in shape for the annual spawn. This is absolutely the best time of year to get that once in a lifetime bass […]

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‘Ling Ding’ brings big fish to Florida

‘Ling Ding’ brings big fish to Florida

By Ron Childs Every spring, the ling start a migration up from south Florida up the west coast of Florida, heading over toward Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. These amazingly strong fish can grow up to 150 pounds and up to six feet long. These fish are brown and look like a cross between a catfish […]

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Fishermen can loan free tackle at state parks

Fishermen can loan free tackle at state parks

From Georgia Department of Resources Whether you are planning to visit a Georgia State Park or Historic Site or you just happen to stop by one on a whim, be sure to come “cast” away your worries by fishing — whether you have the fishing equipment or not. The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, offered by […]

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Catching smoker kings on light tackle

Catching smoker kings on light tackle

By Ron Childs The king mackerel is known for its speedy runs after being hooked, which can easily run off 30 to 40 yards of line or more, even on the finest rods and reels. These lightning fast fish come up to the Florida Panhandle in April and May, especially after the water begins to […]

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Summer is a great time for shellcracker fishing

Summer is a great time for shellcracker fishing

By JTodd Tucker One thing I love to do in the summer is fish for shellcrackers on Lake Seminole. Seminole has the best tasting shellcrackers of any lake in the country. Fish from other lakes and rivers often times have a strong muddy taste to them, but not Lake Seminole. I contribute a lot of […]

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Snapper season will be shorter this year

Snapper season will be shorter this year

By Ron Childs On June 1, the world changes for a lot of anglers — it is time to get really serious about fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. That’s the date that red snapper season begins. Since the federal government has reduced to 26 the number of days you can fish for red snapper, […]

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Don’t Spare The Rod-Just Get Reel

Don’t Spare The Rod-Just Get Reel

By Joyce Kramer While investigating when the art of fishing began, we realize that it is as old as man himself. Archeologists report finding fish bones in caves that were occupied by Neanderthal man. He fished without any specialized equipment. He was armed with his razor sharp instincts and his need to survive. This ancestor […]

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Lake Seminole is a great place for ‘sight fishing’

Lake Seminole is a great place for ‘sight fishing’

By JTodd Tucker If you haven’t already, it’s time to get on Lake Seminole and look for your trophy bass. I have been guiding quail hunters at Southern Woods Plantation most of the winter, so I haven’t spent as much time on the water as I would like. Fortunately my dad and his tournament partner, […]

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