Georgia Bass Federation Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division/Georgia Department of Natural Resources held several free to the public Outdoor Adventure Days. For one of these events the Georgia Bass Federation (GBF) was asked by The McDuffie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) to participate at the McDuffie Public Fishing Area ( Kids ages 3-15 could participate in educational exhibits, try their hand at archery and also participate a fun day of fishing!

This event required a responsible adult companion for the children – but the fishing was just for the kids. They could each bring their own poles, tackle and bait. Those that wanted harvest a few fish could bring a cooler as each child was allowed to keep 5 Catfish from the McDuffie Public Fishing Area provided put and take ponds!

At this McDuffie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) Adventure Day held on Saturday September 24, 2022 nine Georgia Bass Federation volunteers provided a knot tying class, a Reel Kids casting contest, water, artificial lures and various fishing related items to each interested child free of charge. GBF anglers also patrolled the two ponds for water safety and to assist families with casting instruction, baiting and handling the catfish caught. Approximately 150 children with their guardian companions attended this event.

About The McDuffie Environmental Education Center

The McDuffie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is one of seven regional education centers operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The MEEC is a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the McDuffie County Board of Education, the Watson Brown Foundation, and the Central Savannah River Area – Regional Educational Services Agency (CSRA RESA). This project provides teachers a unique site to take students for hands-on outdoor experience. Lessons address the dimensions of the Georgia Standards of Excellence in this diverse biologically rich area with activities available for PreK through seventh grade. The McDuffie Environmental Education Center provides students with stimulating, outdoor learning experiences about the ecology of our wildlife, water, soils, and forests and the stewardship of these important natural resources.

 About The Georgia Bass Federation

 The Georgia Bass Federation (GBF) is one of 47 independent state and provincial bass Federations affiliated with The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF). GBF is a coalition of independent TBF affiliated bass clubs within The State of Georgia. The Georgia Bass Federation is 100% member owned and is managed by an all-volunteer Staff and Board of Directors. Holding the same core values as TBF the GBF supports ongoing efforts in Conservation and Youth. The GBF promotes the future health of the sport of fishing, and the clean family values that are associated with it. These are our only goals, along with providing fun experiences for our members and support to the many communities we serve.

Humminbird Helix Series

Looking back to the release of the Helix 5 and the ICAST 2015 “Best of Electronics” award-winning Helix 7, it’s hard to believe that HELIXTM could be made even better.

But talk to anglers across the country and there’s an electricity in the air and on the water. From weekend anglers to pros, seems everybody’s excited about the awesome features found in Humminbird’s new Helix 9 and Helix 10 units.

It all starts with industry-best screen brightness and widescreen real estate for easy split-screen viewing of Humminbird technologies in awesome detail, so no piece of cover, interesting contour, or bottom-hugging fish goes unnoticed. Install one of the new units on the bow and you’ll be amazed how easy it is to read all the way for the console!

Plus, HELIX 9 and 10 units are packed with advanced imaging technologies and an Ethernet port for networking HELIX with other Ethernet-capable HELIX, ONIX and core units, as well technologies like Minn Kota® iPilot™ Link and Humminbird 360 Imaging™.With regards to mapping, anglers have never had it so good. No matter which HELIX 9 or 10 model you choose, you’ll be identifying fish and fish-holding contours better than ever before via powerful Humminbird SONAR and real-time mapping with AutoChart Live, which allows anglers to make their own maps in real-time, no PC, server or Cloud required. This puts an unrivalled power in your hands to navigate, study and fish both uncharted waters and dial in “spot on the spot” locations on waters that have been mapped.

Plus, dual SD card slots allow anglers to utilize new Humminbird LakeMaster PLUS map cards, which not only provide HD 1-foot contours for many lakes, LakeMaster’s three patented features of Depth Highlight, Shallow Water Highlight and Water Level Offset, but three layers of satellite aerial image overlay! Dual card slots also makes saving screenshots, sonar recordings and nearly limitless waypoints, tracks and routes a breeze.

All HELIX 9 and 10 units include a completely-redesigned cover for protection on and off the water.

Whether you choose a unit from the HELIX 9 or HELIX 10 family, we think you’ll agree … the future of fish-finding never looked brighter!