Stories by Bill Baab

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Baab: Foundation tournament is another success

Bass fishermen are among the most generous people I know, always willing to help folks in need. Here is a great example:
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's worth the trip to the Fripp Island Memorial tournament

The Fripp Island Memorial tournament for years has beckoned to those who love the camaraderie and sportsmanship it offers.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New regulations are now in place to help cobia

One of the most popular of all salt water game fish is the cobia. This time of the year, anglers flock to the Beaufort, S.C., area and, using live eels, fish beneath the Broad River Bridge and ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Baab: Guide is a songwriter, too

What is not generally known about fishing guide Hunter Hunter is that among his many talents is that as a songwriter.
By Bill Baab

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Clarks Hill Youth Fishing Team members join forces in victory

Tyler Matthews and Blake Stephenson, of the Clarks Hill Youth Fishing Team, teamed to win the Bass Federation/FLW Student Angler Federation High School Fishing National Championship in Missouri.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Duo from North Augusta Youth Fishing team finish second in event

The North Augusta Youth Fishing Team's Sean Hall and Kyler McKie caught two-day, 10-fish limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces and finished second in the 322-boat, Costa Bassmaster High School ...
By Bill Baab

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Baab: Hybrid experiment has paid dividends

Augusta's Don Raley was among the first fishermen to catch a world record hybrid. This one weighed 20 pounds and was caught in the Savannah River above the city.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Baab: Clarks Hill Youth Fishing Team repeats

The Clarks Hill Youth Fishing Team captured the Georgia Bass Federation Youth Division State Top Six tournament on Lake Lanier last weekend.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Baab: Shad sport season arrives at lock and dam

The American shad sport season has arrived at New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Baab: Anglers still having success on lake

Fishing success on Thurmond Lake continues on the upswing
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Trout stocking begins in Georgia mountain streams

It’s trout stocking time for north Georgia’s mountain streams. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout during ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Now's the time to go fishing

If you haven't been fishing, it's past time to go, with nearly all fresh water and salt water game fish in a biting mood.
By Bill Baab

Monday, March 14, 2016

Greenbrier fishing team nets title

Greenbrier High School's Jacob Blumling and Coleman Johnson weighed in five bass totaling 23 pounds, 6 ounces and captured Sunday's Georgia High School Student Angler Federation State Championship ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Augusta teams to vie for fishing state championship

Ten two-man teams from the Augusta area will test their bass fishing skills (and try their luck) in Sunday's Student Angler Federation Georgia High School State Championship on Thurmond Lake out ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Baab: Boat show offers opportunities to learn

Fishing is one of those hobbies where participants never stop learning and opportunities to do so are coming at Augusta Marine Superstore March 18-19 when it holds its annual Hometown Indoor Boat ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Honesty is always the best policy

Jimmy Holbrook and Layla Ledbetter were $4,500 richer and happily on their way home after being declared winners of the Cabela's Super King Kat catfish tournament on South Carolina's Lake Moultrie ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

State holding contest for young artists

If you're in school from kindergarten to 12th grade and you're a pretty good artist, then the 18th annual Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest might be of interest.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Baab: Cold weather is not for this angler

Old Man Winter, who's been waiting in the wings most of the cold weather months, finally made his 2016 debut on area lakes earlier this week, with plummeting temperatures and high winds making ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Lincolnton teen hits limit in league fishing tournament

Connor Giella, 17, of Lincolnton, Ga., led the Co-Angler Division in the Walmart Bass Fishing League tournament on South Carolina's Lake Keowee until the final moments. Bill Odell, of Hodges, ...
By Bill Baab

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Local woman once made round trip to Savannah on water skis

Nearly 60 years ago, Janie Sims made water skiing history by riding a pair of skis on the Savannah River from just below the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam to the port city of Savannah nonstop ...
By Bill Baab
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