March 8, 2014
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OUTDOORS: With the bass fishing boom of the late ’60s and early ’70s, baitcasting reels were back in vogue
I might never have learned to cast a reel and rod at all had not spincast reels become immensely popular soon after my first attempt at baitcasting.
OUTDOORS: Stories of south Florida indicate it is another world compared to the Panhandle
Australian pine trees, Brazilian pepper bushes, and weirdly attractive baobab trees were a definite culture shock, as were monk parakeets nesting on utility poles and pet-shop lizards darting about the suburban landscapes. There are “exotic” varieties of Homo sapiens as well.
OUTDOORS: Straying off the beaten path is not without it perils
Once you learn a lesson about the outdoors, it’s best to abide by it.
OUTDOORS: Long, slow trains give you time to think
Thoughts and distractions almost make the wait worth it.
OUTDOORS: Outdoorsmen have their own problems when 'nature' calls
Outdoorsmen never know just what sort of “faclities” they may encounter when the time comes to answer Nature’s call. It goes way beyond the common variables of long lines, sanitary conditions, and whether or not the soap dispenser is full.
OUTDOORS: Sometimes poor timing can be fatal
With the exceptions of thunderstorms and 100 percent humidity, few things ruin an otherwise pleasant warm-weather outing like the sight of some people clad in short pants.
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
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.
OUTDOORS: Sometimes with nature, you get the unexpected
Ah, outdoor life’s little surprises. This ultimate “trout pool” was just one more in a long list. There have been numerous others.
SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River
It’s another mostly fair fishing weekend on Southwest Georgia waterways.
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.
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.
OUTDOORS: Childhood is a great teacher if we listen
If long-term memory serves, there’s not much that excites a youngster more than the last day of school.
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.
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Not all tackleboxes contain fond memories
Some tackleboxes contain treasured memories that allure. Others just have lures.
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Nothing like a long drive for some good intellectual repartee
Coming upon a horde of loose chickens that escaped from an overturned tractor-trailer rig brings a new wrinkle to a Sunday morning drive.
OUTDOORS: Did you ever stop and think about the myriad outdoor activities in which holes are involved?
Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay explains how outdoor life is full of holes, which seem to magically appear in tent roofs, hunting boots, truck tires and in Mother Earth herself.
OUTDOORS: Sometimes when the 4-wheel-drive bug bites, it leaves a nasty welt
With a big truck, getting into places isn’t a problem. Now, getting back out, well, that’s another story.
OUTDOORS: The transition from daytime sights to nighttime sounds in the woods is wondrous
The woods offers many things to see and hear, with none coming by way of an electronic device.
OUTDOORS: Ghosts of battles haunt areas of natures beauty
Nature and history are often intertwined.
OUTDOORS: Cricket tube sighting strips mythology from trout fishing
I never fish for trout without crickets, at least in a back-up role. I’ll put a live bug on a hand-tied dry fly in a heartbeat. Heck, when I’m really fish hungry I’ll shun flies altogether and fish crickets “nekkid.” I have no shame.
OUTDOORS: How can you beat a meal seasoned with ashes and a variety of flying bugs?
Mother Nature has a way of making outdoor cooking particularly adventurous.
OUTDOORS COLUMN: For three decades, questions about the great outdoors have gone unanswered
There are some things an outdoors guy just ought to have the right to ask questions about.
The best acts of kindness aren't calculated
Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about generosity that doesn't seek personal gain.
On the southern Atlantic coast the tidal mood changes are drastic.
The tidal streams of southeast Georgia and north Florida flow languidly through broad expanses of salt marsh and piney scrub habitat, where sawgrass and its kin profusely thrive and trees and shrubs cling precariously to life.