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Kevin Charleston grew up on Lake Michigan, and he’s catching Lake Burton trout using the same methods he learned up there. He’s trolling the main-lake channel during the heat of the summer with a watermelon-colored trolling spoon 25 feet deep on a downrigger. This rainbow weighed 7-lbs., 3-ozs. on Kevin’s digital scales, well above the certified lake record of 5 1/2 pounds.
Jim Blackmon, of Elberton, enjoyed a day of fishing at Clarks Hill Lake in July.
David Barrow, of Senoia, killed this 11-point buck in Meriwether County on Nov. 19.
Craig Morrison, of Ball Ground, killed a big Cherokee County gobbler opening morning last season. The bird had 1 1/2-inch hooks and an 11 1/2-inch beard.
Chuck Morgan got this gobbler March 27 in Murray County after three days of tight-lipped toms. The mountain bird had spurs 1 2/16 and 1 1/16 inches long, and he weighed 19-lbs., 7-ozs.
The Lake Chatuge hybrid bass bite this summer has been the best bite guide Jeremy Seabolt has seen in quite a while. Jeremy said his guide trips like this one have been catching hybrids on downlined bluebacks 20 to 40 feet deep.
Dakota Duncan, of Elberton, with his Elbert County 7-point buck killed last season on Nov. 13.
Macon’s Kyle Pownall and his son Kellen show off Kyle’s Twiggs County 8-pointer killed last season on Nov. 17.
Meriwether County produced this 11-point buck for Keith Johnson, of Senoia. The buck was chasing a doe on Nov. 12.
Rough neighborhood? This Sumter County 10-pointer had seven tines broken off from fighting. Debra Sloan Durden killed the buck Nov. 5 when it came out grunting and chasing a doe.
Libbi Collins, of Cordele, was hunting a Crisp County food plot last Oct. 29. This 8-point buck checked some does, then was slipping down a trail behind her stand when Libbi made a 60-yard shot.
Hunter Humphrey was with his pawpaw, Lemarr Humphrey, of Rome, in June when they caught this blue cat on a limb hook in a creek off the Altamaha River.
After not seeing a deer all morning, this Taliaferro County 9-pointer stepped out in a shooting lane for Anthony Faust, of Sugar Hill.
Hunting a new scrape with his climber paid off for Milledgeville’s Andy Thigpen Nov. 13 in Hancock County.
This Walton County 8-point was checking scrapes on an old road when Jayson Mauldin, of Social Circle, shot the buck at 50 yards with his son’s 7mm08.
Frank Grizzle, of Danielsville, was hunting Wilkes County last Nov. 6 and had just passed a 6-pointer when this 8-point stepped out.
It had just stopped raining last Oct. 23 in Candler County when this 9-pointer buck came out chasing a doe. One shot from Ricky Jones, of Metter, dropped the buck.
This Gordon County 8-pointer was killed opening morning of gun season last year by Mike Jones, of Calhoun.
Renee Morgan, of Danielsville, killed this buck in Jackson County last season on Dec. 28.
Liz Murdock, of Dawsonville, shot her biggest buck during muzzleloader week last season. Liz killed the 8-pointer in Dawson County on Oct. 14 the first time ever using a muzzleloader. She said her husband Tim picked out the perfect hunting spot for her.