The following trees and shrubs show us the signs of spring in the air; Sweet Gums, Hog Haws, Sassifras, Elderberry, Cypress Trees, Hickory Trees and the enfernal nose chocker, eye waterer Pine Pollen has done took over our part of the South.
It’s a sad thing that 2 of our most beautiful southern flowers, Azalias and Camelias don’t have any smell but the Wild Honeysuckel (on the fences) and Wild Crabapple is the fragrance giver we have in the southern woods.
While going to the doctor last week I spoke of seeing a wood stork and a pole cat in the Oklocknee River area. Due to the coyotes, the pole cat is hard to find in our area. Mrs. Nell Ingram of Seminole Co. has trapped 7 pole cats from under her house and killed them. She says it’s barely livable in her house now.
Limit catches of Crappie has come across the docks this week. Most going about 1 ½ lbs. each, some on Jigs and some on Minnows. Big Shellcrackers are seen gathering to bed, Talapia are bedding in the clear water most everywhere. In other lakes south of us, they take opver the food chain for the Bream, Shellcrackers, Crappie and Bass. Here we will have a big cold snap several years apart. That will kill them back so they “Don’t Rule The Roost.”
The Wingate Open was a success, when to conseder the bad wind and rain expected. 1st Place went to Steve Stewart and Johnny Creel with 26.23 lbs., 2nd Place went to Eddie Ditto and Steve Bushore with 24.15 lbs. and they had Big Fish at 7.90 lbs, 3rd Place went to Rodney Conine and Rufus Conine with 20.03 lbs., 4th Place went to Lindsey Page and Steve Page with 19.73 lbs. and 5th Place went to Jamie Johns and William Johns with 19.69 lbs. Many thanks to all.
The Bainbridge Bass Club fished out of Wingate’s on Saturday with 1st Place going to Richard Predmore with 16.71 lbs., 2nd Place went to Webster with 13.28 lbs., 3rd Place went to Mike Webster with 7.46 lbs. and Big Fish at 5.03 lbs. None of the above fish were killed.
The Hydrilla Gnats Bass Club fished out of Wingate’s on Sunday with 1st Place going to Andy Koundourakis with 17.69 lbs., 2nd Place going to Paul Tyre with 17.35 lbs. and 3rd Place going to Sean Neel with 16.53 lbs. Nic Jeter had Big Fish at 6.02 lbs.
And by the way, I think the Hydrilla Gnats Bass Club should endorse the “Georgia Gnat Co.” of Nashville, GA for their invention of the Gnat Face Mask.
Eddie Ditto and Steve Bushore of Recovery, GA, with their second place catch from the Wingate Open on Saturday
Viva Howett with a contender for the Big Fish weighing in at 7.73 lbs.
winner of the Hydrilla Gnats Club Tournament, Andy Koundourakis, along with Jake Jeter who helped him hold his winning catch of 17.69 lbs.
Paul Tyre, with daughter Jaydyn, who took second place in the Hydrilla Gnats tournament with 17.35 lbs.