Stories by Bill Baab

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Baab: Fishing is best early in the day this time of year

If you must go fishing this time of year, the best time to be on the lake is before daylight until 8 a.m., or so.
By Bill Baab

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fox Creek grad signs fishing scholarship

Sean Hall II, a charter member of the North Augusta Fishing Team and a 2016 graduate of Fox Creek High School, last Friday became the first person from the Augusta area to earn a bass fishing ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Baab: Fishing for tarpon today is easier than it used to be

More than 40 years ago, I read about a man in Savannah who was trolling a now antique fishing lure for tarpon in Buttermilk Sound. I mentioned this to J.P. Gillion, a friend who was as nuts about ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Baab: Help is needed to determine license plate

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources needs your help, quickly, in selecting the best of three entries in a new motor vehicle license plate for the benefit of marine habitat conservation. ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Baab: Timing is right for Harlem angler

Timing is right for Harlem angler to win his first Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Open title
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Area lakes fare well in poll

Lakes in Georgia and South Carolina fared well in magazine's poll of the top 100 bass fishing lakes in the country.
By Bill Baab

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trip to north Georgia mountains teaches youth about fishing, wildlife

Years ago, when Greg Davis was just a kid, an uncle living in the north Georgia mountains hooked him on trout fishing.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Baab: Thurmond Lake has plenty of striped and hybrid bass

Thurmond Lake's striped and hybrid bass populations are alive and well.
By Bill Baab

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Aiken woman rises through ranks of SC DNR

Twenty-one years ago, as outdoor editor of The Augusta Chronicle, I interviewed Karen Dandridge, the first woman to be named a wildlife officer by the South Carolina Department of Natural ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Savannah Snapper Banks offers surprises

This is the time of the year when the blue waters of the Gulf Stream mix with the green waters of the Savannah Snapper Banks and surprise fishermen with unlooked-for catches.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Biologists to begin monitoring cobia

Fisheries biologists in three states along the Atlantic coast will cooperate in a study to determine the health and well being of cobia via migration patterns of which little is now known.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Baab: Record bass was caught 84 years ago

Eighty-four years ago George Perry caught his record bass.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Baab: Hybrids are 50 years old and going strong

The hybrid bass, developed 50 years ago by the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, is going strong
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
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