GON July 2005

GON Staff | July 1, 2005


Summer Striped Bass And Hybrids At Clarks Hill
When the linesides stack up at Clarks Hill in July, Capt. Dave Willard shows how you can use both scent and sound to pull them closer to your boat and your baits.

4 Hunt Accident Tree Stand Falls Chronicled
Each Georgia deer season 15 to 20 deer hunters are injured in falls from deer stands. Here are the stories of four hunters who survived the ordeal of a fall.

Jugs, Trots Lines For Big Numbers Of Lake Oconee Catfish
This Coweta County catfishing crew makes a meat run to Lake Oconee a half-dozen times each summer. After the author spent a day with them, it was obvious this wasn’t a fishing vacation.

Need A Place To Hunt? Buy Land!
The future of your hunting will likely come down to having a place to hunt. If you’re counting on that lease or club you’ve been on for decades, you might be heartbroken to see it disappear.

Junior Collis, Larry Kitchens Win Sinclair Bass Tournament!
Georgia bass fishing legends whip the youngsters and take home the prize money at HD Marine Sinclair tournament.

Big Lazer PFA Summer Bass Bite In Shallow Grass
Terry Lee shows how bass can be caught off shallow grass at this Talbot County Public Fishing Area lake.

Calling Up Lake Hartwell Summer Bass
Steve Stanfill makes a Hartwell map with 10 July locations to set your all-day topwater bite.

Night On The Sand Flats Founder Gigging
Have a hankering for some tasty fillets, or maybe just want a little saltwater adventure? Try a nighttime wade for Georgia flounder.

State Park Deer Hunting Era Begins In Georgia
State announces new state park hunts on Hard Labor Creek, Red Top Mountain and Richard B Russell state parks.

Lake Nottely Mountain Magic Topwater Bass
Danny Hall shows how to catch summertime bass eating topwater baits in the shallow grass.

Pelagic Magic On Georgia Offshore Reefs
Seasonal visitors to Georgiaʼs artificial reefs like mackerel and barracuda will put a bend in your rod and a smile on your face.

Lake Weiss Striped Bass In July With Live Bait On Ledges
Mark Collins fishes live shad on steep ledges to pick a fight with the summer stripers at Weiss.

2004-05 Truck-Contest Weekly Winner Hunt Stories
Week 1: Gary King’s Worth County Record-Class Bow Buck
Week 1: Marshall Compton’s Rockdale County Non-typical Earns Shoot-Out Spot
Week 2: Taylor McCann’s DeKalb County Bow-Buck Nets 174 7/8 Inches!
Week 3: Forgotten Lock Key Leads To New Hunting Spot And Coweta Winner For John Lewis
Week 4: DeKalb County Pope & Young Puts Brian Mitchell In Shoot-Out
Week 5: Phillip Harper’s 145-Inch Muzzleloader Buck From Meriwether County
Ladies Wildcard: 15-year-old Samantha Linhart’s 150-Inch Worth County Buck

Floating Worm Finesse For Altamaha River July Bass
With flooded bushes and cover-laden oxbows, this grand river is perfect for floating-worm fanatics armed with finesse tackle.



Monster 13 1/2-Pound Brown Trout Is New Lake Seed Record

Brunswick Teens Sets Georgia Tripletail Record With 38-lb., 14-oz. Catch!

Escaped Elk Shot In Madison County

WRD Fisheries Turns Waycross City Pool Into Catfish Pond For Kids

Clayton County Water Authority Bowhunters Impact Deer Population

16-Year-Old Vincent Hancock Wins World Skeet Title In Italy

Columbus Fishermen Skeptical Of Chattahoochee River Dam Breaches

Historic Sidney Lanier Bridge Becomes Artificial Reef Habitat For Saltwater Fish




Letters To The Editor: Back The NRA; Deer Limit Too High

Right To Bear Arms: Watch Out for Gun Laws That We Don’t Need

Scrapbook Pictures

Realtree Kids

Spy Cam Images

Game Warden Reports

Editorial By Steve Burch

Daryl Gay’s Back Page


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