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Bob Kornegay

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Aug. 29, 2014 weekend

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

An update on fishing prospects at lakes Seminole, Blackshear and Walter F. Georgia, along with the Flint River.

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OUTDOORS: Where and how for Southwest Georgia trophy cats

All year, catfish are regularly taken in a variety of sizes and numbers.

Among the sportfish species inhabiting southwest Georgia waters, the catfish is a particularly prized angler’s target.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Not heeding a lesson can leave you rattled

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.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Aug. 22, 2014 weekend

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

Here is a look at this weekend’s prospects on the Flint River and at lakes Seminole, Blackshear and Water F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: I've been waiting for the railroad

OUTDOORS: Long, slow trains give you time to think

Thoughts and distractions almost make the wait worth it.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Aug. 16, 2014 weekend

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

Fishinhg is fair this weekend on lakes Seminole and George, as well as the Flint River.

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OUTDOORS: Too many bass: A common farm-pond problem

Biologists say the beauty of the bass/bluegill system lies in its simplicity

The largemouth bass and bluegill sunfish combination has for many years been the most common strategy for stocking private ponds in the Southeast.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Outdoor 'plumbing' can be plumb dangerous

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.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Aug. 9, 2014 weekend

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

Fishing update for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

BOB KORNEGAY: Brief summer puppy love was a swan song

OUTDOORS: Sometimes payback is justifiable

Nothing’s quite as foul as certain messy and ill-tempered waterfowl.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Aug. 1, 2014 weekend

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

These are the current fishing prospects on the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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OUTDOORS: Nuisance wildlife requires diligence and persistence

Animals require four things to survive: food, water, cover and space

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about wildlife that can become a nuisance to home owners.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Legs and terrapins should run for cover

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.

HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - July 25, 2014 weekend

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

Bass fishing is fair in the lakes, but a little slow in the Flint River.

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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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Armadillos: Adaptable and troublesome

Wildlife species has become too common

The nine-banded armadillo is a frequent and usually unwelcomed visitor in area landscapes and is one of 20 existing species of armadillo, originally from South America.

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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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Wood duck boxes increase nesting opportunities

The wood duck is perceived by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfowl species in North America and is a perennial favorite of area waterfowl hunters.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Trout fishing? Theres a catch

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.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 28, 2014 weekend

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.

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OUTDOORS: Avoiding and surviving venomous snakebites

Snakes are Southwest Georgia’s most misunderstood wildlife group

Outdoors lovers should use caution and common sense when outside during daytime or nighttime hours.

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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 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: The waterfowling lessons of childhood

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.

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OUTDOORS: Attracting backyard bluebirds

The increased activity of Eastern bluebirds is a certain sign that spring and summer nesting season has arrived.

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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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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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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' -- May 17, 2014

FISHING REPORT: Weekend planner for Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Best bets this weekend are Lake Seminole and the Flint River, while fishing prospects are fair in Lakes Walter F. George and Blackshear.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Just couldn't pass the drumsticks

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.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Holes, holes everywhere

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.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - May 10, 2014 weekend

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

Fishing conditions are poor at Lake Seminole but fair at Lake Walter F. George, the Flint River and Lake Blackshear.

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OUTDOORS: South Georgia's spunky little panfish

The redbreast goes by many names

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the redbreast, a plentiful warm-water panfish with which most South Georgia fishermen are at least nominally familiar.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Bogged down all the way to the ego

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.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - April 26, 2014 weekend

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

Fishing prospects are fair all around at lakes Seminole, george and blackshear and the Flint River.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Listening to nature

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.

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OUTDOORS: Spring planting for wildlife

Less desirable trees can be removed to allow more sunlight to reach the forest floor

In the South, the most stressful time of the year for most wildlife is late summer through early fall.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia Fishing - April 19, 2014 weekend

FISHING REPORT: A weekly summary of how fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Fishing prospects at Lake Seminole and the Flint River are upgraded to good this week; still fair at lakes George and Blackshear.

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BOB KORNEGAY: I hear the guns

OUTDOORS: Ghosts of battles haunt areas of natures beauty

Nature and history are often intertwined.

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BOB KORNEGAY: A treatise on crickets

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.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Weekend April 12, 2014

FISHING REPORT: Heavy rain and murky water cloud the forecast

Weekly fihsing reports for Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River.

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OUTDOORS: Bradford pear not as pretty as it seems

One of the most popular ornamentals in the Southeast is the Bradford pear tree.

Although various traits make it a favorite for many who want to beautify their properties, the Bradford pear brings with it some dark secrets.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia lakes and river fishing rated fair this week

FISHING REPORT: Lakes Seminole, George and Blackshear and the Flint River

Bass fishing is good in some waterways, while catfish are slow to fair this week.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Camp cooking leaves much to be desired

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.

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Flathead Catfish: Big, bad, ugly and fun

The flathead continues to thrive in the region’s river systems

The big cats are plentiful, even to the point of being introduced as pests in some waterways.

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