Tag Archives: fishing

Local Anglers Dominate Lake Seminole FLW Tournament

Three local anglers placed in the top 10 of the FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament on Lake Seminole this weekend.  Decatur County fishermen Clint Brown, Matt Baty and Nic Jeter each boated enough big bass to compete with the professionals on Lake Seminole, with Brown leading the pack and finishing in third place. The top 10 pros on Lake… Read More »

Yeti FLW College Fishing Coming to Lake Seminole

PRESS RELEASE YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING 2017 SEASON OPENER SET FOR LAKE SEMINOLE BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2017) – The 2017 Yeti FLW College Fishing tournament season will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top… Read More »

Bainbridge Man Wins Angler of the Year, Bass Boat and New Truck

Bainbridge angler Matt Baty won National Angler of the Year for the Ram sponsored AFT National Championship by American Bass Anglers on Lake Eufaula this past weekend. Baty placed second in this weekend’s tournament.  That, coupled with his previous 2016 tournament achievements gave him the points he needed to win Angler of the Year honors.  This accomplishment won… Read More »

Gulf Gag grouper season began June 1; new size limit effective same day

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1. The black grouper and gag minimum size limit will increase from 22-inches to 24-inches total length in Gulf state waters starting June 1, to match recent changes in Gulf federal waters. The gag grouper recreational season will be June… Read More »

Gulf amberjack, triggerfish season to re-open in Gulf with new minimum size for amberjack

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4. Recent stock assessments have indicated that greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in the… Read More »

Recent Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Incident Reports

The following is a selection of incidents reported by rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division: Department of Natural Resources November 1 – November 7, 2015 Region V- Albany (Southwest) STEWART COUNTY On November 7th, Cpl. Steve Robinson encountered a father and his 16 year old son hunting. The pair were deer hunting without… Read More »

Lane Leads Bassmaster Open Tournament on Lake Seminole

Friday’s weigh-in begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge. The final weigh-in for the Top 12 anglers on Saturday will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET at Bass Pro Shops, 4059 Lagniappe Way, Tallahassee, FL 32317. BAINBRIDGE, GA. — Although Lake Seminole teems with heavyweight largemouth bass, there were sour predictions from the anglers who are competing here… Read More »

Free, fun outdoor events planned for National Hunting and Fishing Day

No matter if you spend a lot of time outdoors or are brand new to such recreational activities, you will most certainly enjoy any of the many FREE celebratory events scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “If you are interested in outdoor… Read More »

FWC arrests poachers for possession of illegal species, including sea turtle

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested four people over the weekend for possession of undersized and illegal species. Saturday, as a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel. On one of the vessels, stopped in the Gordon… Read More »

MHG Debuts First Biodegradable Fishing Lures Produced by Rat-L-Traps

BAINBRIDGE, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MHG’s CEO Paul Pereira announced the company will be exhibiting at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Tradeshow (ICAST), where they will present the first ever certified biodegradable freshwater fishing lure, which is being produced by famous tackle company, Bill Lewis Lures, the maker of Rat-L-Trap™. “I’m honored to have our name associated with research that… Read More »

South Georgia Outdoors expansion nearly doubles size of popular store

Just in time for father’s day, South Georgia Outdoors has completed a major expansion, nearly doubling the size of the original store. Owner Heath Sanders realized the store’s success created a need for more floor space. Sanders had the idea of more clothing brands, larger selection of popular products and more room to work, so the idea was… Read More »

Recent Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Incident Reports

The following is a selection of incidents reported by rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division during the first two weeks of April: Region V- Albany (Southwest) GRADY COUNTY On April 6th, Sgt. Rick Sellars conducted a patrol on an area where an illegal trap set was located during earlier patrols. The trap consisted… Read More »

Florida approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run… Read More »

News and Pictures from River Town Days, Flames on the Flint and Lake Seminole Open

The 2015 River Town Days was held Friday and Saturday, drawing large crowds to the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge. Flames on the Flint grand champions were “Way 2 Que,” from Sharpsburg, Ga., cooks Mike Ashley and Robert Williams, with an overall score of 697.120. This is their second year in BBQ competitions, and their first grand championship.… Read More »

JTodd Tucker reels in big bass on Lake Seminole; teen catches 14-pound monster on Chattahoochee

Professional angler JTodd Tucker, who hails from Southwest Georgia, posted the following to Facebook on Monday: Had a blast fishing on Lake Seminole today. It was just what I needed before heading to Orange, Texas next week for the first stop on the Bassmaster Elite series trail. Bainbridge Convention & Visitors Bureau / Dick Cepek Tires and Wheels… Read More »

Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several public workshops in March to gather public input on the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season in state waters (from shore out to 9 nautical miles). The workshops are scheduled for the following locations (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. local time): March 9: Pensacola,… Read More »