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So many fish it's hard to keep up

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here with a few fishing reports from around the coastal area.

June 29, 2009 | By Donnie Branch for Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Local catches 125-pound sailfish

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Coastal birding

Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Grab your binoculars and take a self-guided tour along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. With a wide variety of habitats across the trail's 18 sites, more than 300 of the state's 400 bird species have been spotted along this route. Favorites include the brightly colored painted bunting, the majestic bald eagle and the endangered wood stork.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeepers start mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville, GA. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Scientists 'listen' to fish populations

Most people who spend time on the water in the coastal region are familiar with the idea of fish finders - electronic devices that send signals into the water to locate objects swimming or floating below.

June 26, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Scientists: Reef's fish 'help each other'

Scientist and professor of marine sciences Peter Auster, along with two undergraduate interns from the University of Connecticut, recently docked after a two-week research cruise to Gray's Reef where they tracked a few of the Southern Coast's most notorious bad boys.

June 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Local lands 32-pound snapper

Hinesville resident Jack Cooksie landed this 32-pound Red Snapper while vacationing in Corpus Christi, Texas mid May. After checking out last week's catch by local angler Kenny Fussell, in good fun, Cooksie said, "Eat your heart out, Kenny."

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Myth has legs

Perhaps you have heard that "the daddy-longlegs is the most poisonous spider, but it can't harm humans because its mouth is too small."

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks’ junior ranger program an afordable option

ATLANTA - Not sure what to do with the kids this summer? Skip the pricey summer camps and head to Georgia's state parks for affordable fun and educational adventures with the Junior Ranger Program and Day Camp. Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore Georgia's wildlife, nature and fascinating history first-hand as they earn their way through three badge levels.

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Drivers should watch for wildlife in road

FORSYTH - Forget the chicken: Why did the turtle cross the road?

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Researchers study litter found on reef

According to scientists stationed at Gray's Reef Marine Sanctuary, there's no doubt people and their waste affect the delicate 25 mile coral reef that sits 60 feet below the water off the Georgia coast.

June 22, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Tagging one of five research projects at Gray's Reef

Early Tuesday, as the sun was just rising, Capt. Todd Recicar with the NOAA cruised 25 miles off the Georgia Coast, ending his hour long trip by anchoring his boat in the middle of the dark blue Atlantic.

June 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


New plant proponents praise job fair

Power4Georgians, a consortium of Georgia EMCs that is building Plant Washington in Washington County, had its first job fair related to the plant at Sandersville Technical College on May 28. The event attracted 340 area residents who came to learn more about the jobs that will be available during and after construction of the plant. More than 1,500 jobs will be created once the plant is cleared for construction, and more than 120 permanent full-time jobs will remain after the plant opens.

June 15, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Trout a common catch right now

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to everyone, and he hopes you are doing well and catching fish.

June 15, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line column | Outdoors/Recreation


Local lands record barracuda

Liberty County resident angler Kenny Fusell caught a world record Pacific barracuda along the coast of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica on June 4. The International Game Fishing Association recently opened a new category for barracuda declaring them a game fish in the Pacific. Fusell shows off his prize catch along with captain and friend Bobby McGuinness, IGFA's captain of the year 2006. The Fish weighed 5.2 pounds and was later consumed at happy hour. Fussell would like to thank "Pato" for guarding the fish with his life.

June 15, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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