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John MacKay, of Lawrenceville, was fishing on his lunch break with co-worker Blake McGee, also of Lawrenceville. Both work at Cisco in Gwinnett County...

One Truck-Buck scoring event is under our belts, and another is coming right up. Official results can’t be determined until we score racks...

Keith Hester was fishing in a Floyd County pond with his grandfather, Fred Bynum, when they happened upon something that most anglers will never...

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Lanier’s Gorilla Spots
How’s this for a win-win? Lanier is world famous for its spotted bass fishery, and we got Georgia’s top pro angler to mark a map with 10 February locations to catch big spots.

Lanier has always been a good spot lake; then blueback herring were introduced into the reservoir. Conditions were perfect for the spots to take advantage of this new food source. Five-pound spots are weighed at most tournaments year-round, and...

A Path To The Pros
Most young bass fishermen at some point dream of becoming a professional angler in the future. A very few will make that dream a reality. The idea of fishing every day, winning tournaments and being admired by other fishermen is enticing. But it is a hard life, and you must work hard—even in high school and college—to make that dream come true.

Fishing almost every day in tournaments and practicing for them sounds great. But it means long, hard days on the water no matter what the weather. And most who dream of this life don’t think about the travel to lakes all over the country. The drives are very long, with little sleep, and anglers are often away from family and friends all during the tournament season.

Even in the off season a successful pro will spend many hours away from home while working shows. Presenting your sponsor’s products at boat shows, fishing shows and other events is critical for success, but it means even more...

VOTES: Deer Season Rated By County
Through the GON cover ballot on the January issue, we once again gave sportsmen the opportunity to rate their deer seasons. In addition, readers also could answer three pertinent hunting-related questions. The survey results from those three questions are on pages 59, 60 and 62.


Partain Previews Hartwell As Pros Prepare For Bassmaster Classic
Kerry Partain learned a long time ago that February fishing at Lake Hartwell has its own set of rules.

“One of the first things you have to do is see what kind of mood they’re in,” he said. “They might be feeding—or they may not be doing much of anything and just sitting on the bottom.”

On a recent Saturday, as midday temperatures...

GON's Tracking Dogs & Deer Coolers Lists
Here's GON's 2014-2015 Dial-a-Tracking Dog and Deer Coolers lists. Some folks have dropped off the lists this year, but there are some new faces, as well. If you have a deer down, these lists should provide everything you need to find it and get it to a cooler for storage or processing.

To add a dog or processor to either list, call GON at (800) 438-4663.
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