George Block

Column George Block

George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.
25

Mar 2017

Comments

The crappie fishing should be heating up

It’s about time, I thought, as I made my way up the path leading to my favorite crappie fishing spot at Cross Creek Lake.

While the winter wasn’t all that cold, it seems we had an awful lot of rain. When it rains hard or long, the creeks become discolored and high.

The lake at Cross Creek is fed by a stream and it doesn’t take long for the waters to turn brown. Under those conditions, it is difficult to catch many crappies.

Read more >>
18

Mar 2017

Comments

Tail is wagging the dog with PGC

It has been said figures don’t lie and liars figure.

With both of those thoughts in mind, I am struggling with some figures I have acquired from an amateur statistician on the number of record-book deer taken in the archery and traditional firearms season.

First and foremost, let’s remember it is the whitetail deer that creates the most controversy. Are numbers too large? There are those who would say yes.

Read more >>
04

Mar 2017

Comments

Range etiquette a concern with semi-automatic rifles

Most of my refusing to accept the semi-auto rifle as a hunting instrument is based on human behavior rather than the type of rifle.

Actually, this enters the realm of shooting etiquette, too.

About 20 or so years ago, my brother-in-law and I decided to sight in our rifles on a public game lands range. We were both members of Dormont Mt. Lebanon Sportsman Club but decided to try a different range.

Read more >>
25

Feb 2017

Comments

Crappie fishing off to an early start

When the wind is from the east the fish bite the least. When the wind is from the south the fish close their mouth. When the wind is from the west the fishing is best.

Fish when the cows are standing up, when they are laying down fishing is a waste of time.

Like me, I am sure you have heard them all but there is one thing that is sure, it seems when I go fishing, the fish were biting the day before I got there and the day after I left.

Read more >>
LOAD MORE ARTICLES