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Tales from the saltwater

Well friends and neighbors when it rains it pours, and we certainly have had our share - no pun intended. As they say the rain is good for all things, plants and fish, shrimp and crab. I know there are more things out there, but these are the ones I am most interested in.

May 31, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Record blackfin tuna caught

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a men's record for blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) landed in Georgia by Tyler Deal of Statesboro.

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows angler catch salmon using iPhone as lure

PERTH, Australia — While smartphones have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, most people consider them useless once they break. An angler in Australia decided to disprove this theory by rigging a broken iPhone with a treble hook and filming the ensuing action.

May 30, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore artificial reef site as part of ongoing efforts to increase fish habitat and angling opportunities in coastal Georgia.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in Long County on the Altamaha River.

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a lot of benefits for your mental well-being as well.

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored by the National Park Trust, the celebration encourages children to explore public lands.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hook ’em fever spreading

This week on the coastal waterway:

May 09, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Saltwater anglers catch giant tuna with drone

FINGAL HEAD, Australia — The biggest limitation of surf fishing has always been the inability to reach fish that are further out than you can cast. Another challenge is locating schools of fish from your vantage point on the shore.

May 08, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: The super light Pack Trench jacket

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Spring adventures often bring an accompaniment of rain. While a light drizzle can be an absolute pleasure during a hike, it can cause major discomfort at higher elevations where the temperatures are cooler.

May 05, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


My mom makes me a better runner

This started off as a column listing all the reasons running has made me a better mom. Rummaging through old post-race photos looking for inspiration, I realized my own mom took almost every single picture. Out of 43 marathons, my mom has been at over 30 of them. Rain, heat, wind, her camera always ready, sometimes catching all the good and a lot of the bad.

May 03, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing club wants members

Hello friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. We have been having a little preview of what summer is going to be like.

May 02, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: 5 outdoor products for spring

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Though there may be a snowstorm or two lurking in the future, we’ve reached a point where good weather has made outdoor adventures more consistently available. Basically, you can hang up the snowshoes and start breaking in your hiking boots.

May 02, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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Video shows large shark head-butt a diver

THE BAHAMAS — Simply being in the water near sharks is enough to make most people feel uncomfortable. But how about having a 10-foot shark ram ...

July 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Fisheries changes could increase catches

NOAA Fisheries has announced changes in regulations for blueline tilefish, black sea bass and yellowtail snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic Region that ...

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Podcasts to run to

Every year I put out a list of my favorite podcasts to run to. I am an admitted podcast junkie. Since I first found the ...

July 17, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Have You Seen This? Starting a fire with a sandwich bag

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — I’m not exceptionally outdoorsy.

July 16, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows great white shark attacking a drone

AUSTRALIA — A new YouTube video offers a glimpse into the frightening speed and stealth with which a great white shark can strike.

July 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Things I know for sure about running

Birthday celebrations should not be limited to children or milestone birthdays. Isn’t every birthday a milestone? Shouldn’t every year we get older be ...

July 13, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Where to catch catfish in Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Fishing for catfish can put delicious meals on the table.

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Legislators back Greenway with words, funds

The 20-year effort to build a bicycle-pedestrian path through coastal Georgia from Savannah to St. Marys has been given a boost by the 2016 Legislature.

July 06, 2016 | By Jo Hickson Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Versatile outdoor gear for summer

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — There are some people who become gurus, focusing on one outdoor activity in an effort to master every aspect of it. Whether ...

July 06, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows cougar swimming across large lake

BELLINGHAM, Washington — During these hot summer months, it seems that even large predators need to cool off. A recent video from Washington captured the strange ...

July 04, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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