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Anglers with the Alabama Bass Trail launched from Wind Creek State Park Saturday morning as the sun rose over Lake Martin. One lucky boat will take home $10,000 as the first place prize Saturday afternoon.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing a wrench into everyone’s plans, people are finding ways to get creative. With many colleges being forced to cancel golf tournaments, Willow Point Golf & Country Club is taking matters into its own hands by hosting a tournament for college players and amateurs alike.

With Thanksgiving in the books, many are looking to find ways to relax or shed off pounds gained over the holidays. The Charles E. Bailey Sportplex is able to fit nearly every outdoor need to work off some of the turkey and fixings during the extended weekend.

From 4:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Wind Creek State Park Boat Ramp, Wind Creek will be hosting the OGS Bass Trail tournaments. The event is the second round of six being held by Wind Creek and will feature some of the top anglers in the state competing for bragging rights and thousands of do…

Hiking season can be year-round in the Lake Martin area as trails abound, and what better way to end a tough year than to get fresh air by walking around and seeing the breathtaking sights that surround us?

What would you do with $50,000? That’s the exact question Charlie Williams and Michael Smith are asking themselves after winning the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series Championship two weeks ago.

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More than 170 boats are taking part in the two-day Alabama Bass Trail Championship. Fishermen left Wind Creek State Park early Friday morning and will return starting at 3 p.m. for weigh-ins. The tournament finishes Saturday with the first place team taking home $50,000.

After seven long months, Central Alabama Community College Trojan Golfers finally returned to collegiate tournament play in late September at the Region Preview in Jasper. This group of Trojans earned a win to pick up where the defending National Junior College Athletics Association National…

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The Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department has set up a kickball league at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex to give locals a competitive and fun outlet.

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Lakewinds Golf Course hosted its annual City Invitational Tournament this weekend, crowning a champion for the overall tournament as well as the senior division.

The Dixie Sailing Club celebrated its annual Summer Work Party on Saturday. The day started with an overcast but the temperature gradually worked its way toward the mid-90s with a nice breeze that left some of the crew members wanting to “abandon ship” for some fun on the water.

The Dixie Sailing Club Youth Program has accepted two new donations to its fleet: a Capri 16.5 and a Thistle.

After running for three consecutive seasons on WBIH TV29, “DoeNation Outdoors” is moving to WNCF ABC 32 starting in July with a new day and time. Starting Saturday, July 4, the show will air at 11:30 a.m. and continue for 13 consecutive weeks.

Much like everything else, the coronavirus pandemic changed the game for the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association. But unlike the AHSAA, which canceled its spring seasons and didn’t award any state championships, the ASABFA found a way to make it work.

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When Reeltown first started a bass fishing team, Cade Wood immediately knew he wanted to be a member. That was more than six years ago, and now he’s the first member of the Rebels fishing squad to ink a scholarship to fish at the next level.

If you know me, you know I am not too outdoorsy. Despite having grown up directly on Lake Martin in moderately rural Alabama, I am not a hunter or fisherman. I prefer my fish come pre-caught, pre-cleaned and pre-fried and I hunt deer with only my car — and then only accidentally.

Prime fishing is available year-round in the Alabama Black Belt and those who are wetting lines this summer are encouraged to enter their catch into the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) 2020 Best Fish Photo Contest for a chance to reel in the main prize.

The Alabama wild turkey season, which ended May 3, will likely have to include an asterisk in the record books for a variety of reasons.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s regulated alligator hunts at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 8.

With the close of another turkey season, Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association announced Jake Hornsby, 14, of Reeltown, was the winner of the Big Gobbler Photo Contest for 2020.

For several weeks, many locals have been without a place to even safely take a walk as the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex has been closed. But Monday, the decision was made to reopen at least partially.

Campers at Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults (ASCCA) Easterseals consider the getaway home away from home and this year will have to embrace those memories virtually as summer camps have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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