Outdoors in Southwest Georgia

Outdoors in Southwest Georgia is home for outdoor interests including hunting, fishing, biking, boating, golf, hiking, off-road vehicles, archery and target shooting.

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BOB KORNEGAY: My companion, Mr. Whiskers

OUTDOORS: Catfish, like Kornegays, are simple souls

Neither catfish nor catfishermen make fun of my cheap tackle, my warped, leaky boat, or the fact it is not logical that I smell like I do and am still alive. I am, on the contrary, a hero in their unique realm

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - July 18, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Fishing’s fair on south Georgia’s waterways.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - July 12, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Lake Walter F. George offers the best fishing this weekend in Southwest Georgia.

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BOB KORNEGAY: No cure for the bird nerd

OUTDOORS: Bird lovers drive countless miles in hopes of glimpsing rare or seldom-seen species

Herald Outdoor Columnist Bob Kornegay's bird nerdiness began about five years ago and is chronically persistent.

BOB KORNEGAY: Don't rush to judgment

OUTDOORS: Outdoorsmen are not a lazy bunch ... really

Some folks consider outdoors people lazy, slovenly, and loutish. I beg to differ. Outdoorsmen (and women) often go to great lengths to accomplish a worthwhile goal, often doing so by highly admirable means.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - July 5, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Prospects are just fair this weekend in Southwest Georgia waterways.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Southern cypress swamps are things of beauty

OUTDOORS: A swamps is alive, vibrant and vital

I, for one, would not be the same without the swamp. It is here that I came of age.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 21, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Fishing’s just fair right now in Southwest Georgia waterways.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Gearin' up and gettin' ready

OUTDOORS: The North Georgia mountains are callin' me

I’m ready for cold mountain streams. I’m ready for high-country hiking trails. I’m ready for nesting warblers in Sosebee Cove and common ravens soaring above the summit of Brasstown Bald. I’m ready for feisty trout at the end of my fishing line. I’m ready for a week-long respite from oppressive heat and humidity.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 14, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Bass fishing’s fair for the most part in Southwest Georgia.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 7, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Fishing is mostly fair in Southwest Georgia waterways.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Making the best of it

OUTDOORS: Sometimes fishing trips don't quite work out like you planned

Sometimes an unfair trade’s the best you’re going to get, so you may as well make the best of it.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - May 30, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Fishing’s only been fair on Southwest Georgia’s major waterways.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Nothing to get sentimental over

OUTDOORS COLUMN: Not all tackleboxes contain fond memories

Some tackleboxes contain treasured memories that allure. Others just have lures.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Memorial Day weekend, 2014

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Lake Blackshear and the Flint River are the best bets for fishing this weekend.

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