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Sports Columns

Lack of aquatic plant growth natural, not man-made

Mosquito Lake has been a hot topic on social media recently and not just because of the great catches of bass, crappies, catfish and walleyes. The fishing has been productive this spring. Anglers tallied more than 200 limits of largemouth bass during a major tournament on Mosquito in ...

Good’s Raceway is a local hidden gem

Good’s Raceway is a hidden gem of a race track located in Deerfield, located just a quarter mile from east of Deerfield Circle. After laying dormant for two years, former racer Jim Good and wife Jen purchased the 1/4-mile semi-banked clay oval and opened in 2000. Racing is every Saturday ...

Bass Classic benefits the Mahoning Valley

They won’t make their last casts until 2 p.m. today, but the teams competing in the 2024 Muransky Companies Bass Classic already know the winners. The Saturday after Memorial Day is the traditional date of the annual Bass Classic, hosted by Aqua Ohio and benefiting the United Way of ...

Old school meets new school on the water

School’s out for many students and teachers across the Mahoning Valley, but learning takes no summer vacation, including for those of us who go fishing. As we trot through life, we gain experience by doing things and watching others. Learning takes time and patience, even trial-and-error, ...

Recent failures provide renewed motivation

Two recent fishing trips that delivered meager results are motivating me this weekend as I seek to settle the score against those confounding largemouth bass. Many agree bass are not especially difficult to catch. They’ll strike anything – under most circumstances – but they can be ...

Crankbaits a valuable assets on the waters

From about as far back as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed a fascination with hard-body fishing lures. Some call them plugs, while others know them as crankbaits. Regardless of the nomenclature, the hard-body lures sport lips that cause them to dive, wiggle and wobble in ways that entice fish ...