September 28, 2008
Folks lets look at the facts, the 2006 Florida Gator hunt killed 6,419. The 2007 Georgia Gator kill was 140, statewide. The 2008 Alabama Gator hunt totaled 103 and if you’ll remember the storm hit Lake Eufala with waves 6 ft. high so most of the Gators that were taken was taken in the Mobile Bay area. What is it going to take to move the DNR to relax their rules and regulations and harvest 500 Gators a year off of Seminole?
More news on the Apple Snales, friends of mine looking for pottery shards and relics below Jim Woodruff Dam picked up a petrified Apple Snail. This snail was probly in the river when the Megladon Shark swam in it. He’s the one with the black teeth that went out with the dinosaurs.
According to the signs of the old 12 days will have a cooler/colder winter. As the leaves fall off the trees, hornets nests will begin to show. The first has already been found and it was 4 foot up in a small tree. The closer to the ground the colder the weather. Same as the red wasp. Low to the water, colder the weather will be.
We have just had the Bassin’ Gals weigh-in. Lindy Shelette had a nice catch. Mercia Brown had 2 gooduns but when Sarah Johnson walked up to the scales, she had Big Fish and Most Fish. Big Fish was 4.25 lbs. What a good turnout and they have 2 new members now. They are a great group of girls. Wednesday David Mock had 2 at 8 lbs. and 6 smaller ones. The Melzers, Garrison and son, Jamie, had 8 Bass, up to 4 lbs. apiece.
W.C. Johnson had a 24 lbs. Blue Catfish on his noodle sticks. Another boat reported 27 Cat, 3 to 5 lbs. on Stink Baits.
We have had fewer Bream taken this week than in a long time. We know that they are still there but jist not showing themselves.
All and all we have had a very good week and lots of fish caught and several Gators above average. Keep and tite line on and we’ll try to see you next week.
and Sarah Johnson of the Bassin’ Gals with their catches from their club tournament on Saturday out of Wingate’s Lodge
Garrison and Jamie Melzer, of Marianna, FL, with their catch from a guide trip with Mike Sloan on Wednesday
WC Johnson, of Recovery, GA with his 24 lbs. Blue Catfish.