Great Fishing On The Chattahoochee River

Though the Chattahoochee River is quite tainted by pollution south of Atlanta, fabulous fishing opportunities and some of Georgia’s finest vistas can be seen from the hills north of Helen to Lake Lanier. The upper Chattahoochee and Henson Creek are still home to some of the last native eastern brook trout in the Southeast. Father down, one also can catch both stocked and native rainbow trout.

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Catching Summer Bass On Georgia’s Lake Allatoona

Though known mostly as a great lake for hybrid or striped bass, Lake Allatoona near Atlanta can also be a fabulous fishin’ hole for largemouth bass. No doubt, it always presents a challenge to any fisherman, but expert fishing guides say that with the proper equipment and knowledge, this tough old lake can be conquered! Here’s how.

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Early Fishing Experiences Should Be Fun!

Though their intentions always are good, parents who push their children into the complex world of bass or striper fishing, before they have developed both a love and understanding of angling, are making a mistake. Here are some tips on getting kids started fishing.

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Saving A Special Friend


During the early morning hours of a recent fishing trip with clients on Lake Lanier in Georgia, I was startled by something splashing wildly several hundred yards away. It became obvious that a female loon was in some kind of distress. She was tangled in someone’s fishing line and I knew I had to help save her.

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Hunting Season Begins With Doves

Descriptions of the fleet mourning dove stem from both admiration and sometimes stress of trying to shoot these “gray-feathered bullets.” Doves fly in over a field at breakneck speeds twisting, turning, and diving. They never maintain a straight line for more than a second. It’s like trying to shoot a ghost. Now you see him, now you don’t. Here are some tips to help you increase your odds of success.

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Camp Hygiene: Part 1

In the Beginning, or shortly after, millions of years before you arrived, they were here. When you are gone, when we are all gone, they will probably still be here. From the stream to the latrine, from the water bottle to the lump of leftover macaroni, they are involved. Germs! Here’s how to take on the varmints and stay healthy!

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Hot Days: Understanding Heat Illness

The death of a Minnesota Viking football player in training camp showed what can happen when a person experiences sickness from heat. To understand heat illness, here’s a look at the fundamentals of human thermal dynamics, body heat production vs. body heat loss. Also included are some tips on keeping your cool in hot weather.

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Sunshine And Safe Skin

Even just a little too much UV radiation and cells in human skin start to alter in unhealthy ways. Physicians recommend a monthly skin check for the symptomatic ABCDs of skin cancer. Find out from wilderness expert, Buck Tilton, what they are and how you can prevent skin cancer.

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