Realtree Kids: October 2023

Brad Gill | September 27, 2023

Ashleigh Binegar with a nice bass she caught in Peachtree City.

Cason Crowder, 12, of Douglasville, caught a 13-lb. bass! Cason was fishing a private Paulding County lake with ‘Gigi” on July 25.

Callie Stepp, 4, of Dahlonega, with a bass from a Lumpkin County pond on July 22.

Brooklyn Campbell, 3, of Carlton, was fishing the family pond on June 26 when she caught this bream. She was being coached by her brother Mason and using her favorite duck float to catch her first fish.

Joseph Wetzel, 11, of Arnoldsville, caught this 23-inch largemouth bass in a private pond in Clarke County on Sept. 5.

Beck Nesbit, 10, of Watkinsville, was fishing in a private pond in Oconee County on July 20 when he caught this bass. It was his birthday weekend, so his family called it is Birthday Bass. Beck loves GON!

Brayden Higginbotham, 2, of Statham, with his first fish, caught at Marben PFA on July 26.

Six-year-old Brady Lajaunie killed his biggest buck yet on Nov. 19 at Ocmulgee WMA.

Cole Ryan, 12, with a blue catfish that was caught from his grandparents Lake Oconee dock on May 27.

Chase Mulligan, 4, of Grand Island Fla., caught his first fish in Berrien County while fishing with his grandpa on May 28.

Lyle and Jack Bourne recently caught some bass while fishing from a deck that Papa Hugo built on the family pond in Blue Ridge.

Hudson Trien (right), 13, and Dylan Gertz, 12, caught a 20-lb. blue catfish on Lake Sinclair Sept. 3. Both boys are from Johns Creek, and this was Dylan’s first time ever fishing!

Brandon Pelfrey Jr., 12, of Bishop, killed this deer with a Ravin crossbow on private land in Morgan County on Sept. 9. He was hunting with his dad and his sister when he made the shot.

Bryson Sawyer, 12, of Powder Springs, killed this 9-point with a drop tine in Cobb County on Sept. 16. He was hunting with his crossbow.

Knox McBride, 7, with a perfect shot on a crossbow buck in Morgan County on Sept. 9.

Hank Baxter, 8, with his first buck ever, a crossbow buck taken on the family farm in Jackson County on Sept. 12.

Gavin Gipson, 14, shot this buck on opening day with his bow in Jackson County.

Emelia Allen, 6, shot her first deer ever on opening day of bow season. She was hunting in Madison County.

Hunter Bowen, 15, of Newnan, with a Fulton County buck that he grunted in five minutes before dark.

Harper Grace Maxwell, 7, of Douglas County, caught this bream with her Pop at her uncle’s lake in Heard County.

Will German and his dad Ryan had a blast at the Wilson Shoals WMA youth dove hunting opening day.

Wiley Queen, 10, Bogart, with a great buck from Ossabaw Island on Nov. 25.

Waylon DePalma, 8, of Milner, with a buck from Butts County on Jan. 6.

Jada, 12, and Zoe Harper, 8, of Covington, with a raccoon that was trapped in a DP on Sept. 3. The sisters have been part of a large trapping effort that has removed 56 raccoons—and probably that many opossums—on 660 acres in Putnam County since Jan. 1, 2023.

Lincoln Ashley Grace, 5, of Lumber City, caught this 1-10 shellcracker on the Little Ocmulgee River.

Landon Williams, 10, with a Thomas County bream.

Khloee Jo Kuhn, of Fort Oglethorpe, with a good day of bream fishing in her Papa’s Walker County pond.

Jones McCalvin, 4, of Athens, caught her first fish in a private pond in Glascock County on June 3.

Maddux Sturgis, 5, with a bluegill caught July 7 on a piece of candy corn.

Watson Keller, 7 of metro Atlanta, with a PB caught on a topwater plug with Papa Bear.

Izzy Scott recently caught a limit of trout on the Toccoa River.

Andrew Hallman, 12, of Senoia, was drawn for the Rum Creek WMA youth hunt and ended up rolling his first longbeard on April 11. He was hunting with his dad Dustin when the big bird came strutting into a pair of hen decoys.

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