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Bassmaster Classic champion and two-time Angler of the Year Larry Nixon will be among the Elite Series field when the 2023 season kicks off on Lake Okeechobee, Fla., on Feb. 16 B.A.S.S. officials recently announced.

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John McClendon has become a great friend during my time as editor of The Advertiser-Gleam. We share a great many interests – growing things, eating good food, picking up litter, tramping around the woods, etc.

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A pretty special thing went on as part of the MLF Toyota Series Bass Championship that was held in Guntersville over the weekend.

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More than 400 semi-professional anglers are in town this weekend for the 2022 Toyota Series Championship at Lake Guntersville. It’s being based out of Civitan Park, with Marshall County Tourism and Sports as the local sponsor.

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The 2022 Toyota Series Championship at Lake Guntersville Presented by A.R.E. will take place this week in Guntersville,  Nov. 3-5, where the nation’s best Toyota Series pros and top international anglers will compete for a top award of up to $235,000 cash.

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I hadn’t dove hunted in two years when I kinda, sorta took it up again last year. In the last two seasons, I’ve been invited on hunts on terrific properties. But things just haven't worked out. 

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Outdoor writer Frank Sargeant - a longtime master at his craft - has received another in a long line of awards for his work. Frank makes his home in Guntersville these days. 

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Kayak fishing is kind of a big sport these days. It’s growing fast and there are even tournament fishing circuits for kayaks that continue to grow in popularity.

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Recreation is a year-round event on Guntersville Lake, whether it’s boating, fishing, hunting, hiking or camping. There’s always plenty to do for the outdoorsman in the lake city.

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Ray Scott brought many Bassmaster tournaments to Guntersville over the years, including the very first Bassmaster Classic to be fished in our lake.

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Danny Pankey and Ray Bonds might be the last of their kind in Marshall County. They keep the fires burning on the nearly lost sport, at least around here, of fox hunting.

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A white skunk has been hanging around our house. It has been a pain because he comes around at night, eats cat food and then the area around the house smells like skunk.

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Ever wonder what you'd do if your partner, the one who knows how to operate the boat, was suddenly not able to do so?

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It was a fight to the finish during Thursday’s Championship Round among the very best anglers in the sport, but when time ran out it was Mercury pro Ryan Salzman of Huntsville - who guides on Guntersville Lake - , whose name sat at the top of the list at the General Tire Stage Five on Watts …

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Successful and dedicated angler and business owner Gary Yamamoto, famous for his beloved Senko lure, was in Guntersville for the MLF Pro Tournament recently

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After going the first three hours of Championship Sunday without a single keeper, pro Nick LeBrun of Bossier City, Louisiana, finally reeled in his first fish of the day – a 7-pound Guntersville largemouth – to shake things up at the B&W Trailer Hitches Stop 4 on Lake Guntersville Presen…

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Ronny Shumate, the District 1 County Commissioner, is a lifelong outdoorsman who enjoys just about all types of hunting and fishing.

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Boater Jacob Gardner of Arab, Alabama, caught five bass last Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Guntersville.

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Spring turkey season ends this week and I’ll be both sad and glad. I’m used to getting up early and going by this point and I do love it so. But the "turkey rut" is just about over and the hunting isn’t what it was just a month ago.

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Rocky Drake is one of north Alabama’s most well-known outdoorsmen. For years and years, he was a taxidermist and he had a very particular set of skills when it came to finding and shooting extra-large whitetail bucks with a bow and arrow. He had his own TV show for more than 10 years.

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Spring is in the air. Temperatures are beginning to rise and flowers will soon begin to bloom. The fair weather and abundant supply of nectar will spring bee and butterfly populations upward. Homeowners may also find a hummingbird that has taken up residence in the back yard.

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The first hummingbirds of the year were spotted in Guntersville this week. Photographer Bob Blankenship saw his first one of the season early in the week.

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The unmistakable echo of a wild turkey gobbling through the air makes the hair rise on most turkey enthusiasts. Even though Alabama offers a variety of wild game hunting seasons, one of the most captivating for turkey fanatics is spring turkey season.

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With big bags of smallmouth leading the tournament after the first two days, it seemed brown fish would win the Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E. event at Lake Guntersville. However, local pro Kent Ware of Guntersville was slowly and steadily climbing up the leaderboard.

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The NFLCC will have its antique fishing tackle show at Lake Guntersville State Park this weekend. Show hours are Friday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. until noon. There will be close to 100 tables full of old tackle including Bagley, Bomber, Heddon, Rebel, Creek Chubb, Storm, Big…

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Recent approval of the Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan opens avenues of federal funding for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division and Marine Resources Division to deal with aquatic invasive spec…

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The Major League Fishing (MLF) Toyota Series  is set for an event on Lake Guntersville next week, Feb. 22-24, with the Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E. at Lake Guntersville.

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The state stopped stocking the big saltwater stripes below Guntersville Dam several years ago. But there are still some good ones around.

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Eagle enthusiasts received an early Christmas gift as the eggs in the nest on Sunset Drive have hatched. The eagle watchers thing there were two eggs. 

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Deer rifles are very personal things. They are “tools” for a job as some refer to them. But it also helps to really like your rifle. It has to “fit you,” so to speak.

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Major League Fishing (MLF) announced this week that Guntersville Lake will be one of the stops for the 2022 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit. The field of 157 pros will visit the lake May 12-15. It is one of 7 stops on their circuit next year. 

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It was a fantastic Saturday on Lake Guntersville for multiple MLF Bass Pro Tour and Major League Baseball players as they gathered to raise some money in the first-ever Cast4Kids Charity tournament. Hosted by the MLF Anglers Association, the event took place on Nov. 22 and paired a Major Lea…

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(Duck and goose hunting is a cherished winter tradition on Guntersville Lake. The season opens Friday and Saturday, closes for a week, then re-opens Dec. 4-Jan. 30.)

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Professionals from two of America’s most popular sports are getting together in Guntersville to do a little fishing, and more importantly, raise money to benefit youth.