Stories 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

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Sims racked up accolades for all-around talent on skis

Janie and Les Sims have been married nearly 66 years and most of that time they have spent on the waters of Thurmond Lake, Lake Olmstead and elsewhere in pursuit of water ski tournament trophies.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Baab: CSRA Bassmasters to reach 45th anniversary in early 2017

Forty-five years ago next Feb. 17, the CSRA Bassmasters came into being.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Baab: Georgia mountain trout streams are open all year now

In a new change this year, all mountain trout water is open year-around.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Baab: It's a good idea to record your fishing adventures

I encourage my fishermen-readers to write down their own adventures, not only for posterity, but for family members as well.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Baab: Anglers should support Keep America Fishing

Keep America Fishing last year started a campaign to keep worn out soft plastic lures out of the landscape and, preferably, out of landfills. 
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Sea trout might be boost

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is trying to boost the red drum and spotted sea trout populations in state coastal waters by conducting annual releases of young fish.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Game fish species biting thanks to warm temperatures

Don't let the rain stop you from fishing. Just wear a rain suit over your light windbreaker, or carry an umbrella.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Baab: Lifetime Sportsman's License could make perfect gift

Are you wondering what to buy for your Georgia sportsman for Christmas? He might have everything that's needed to pursue fish or game, but have you considered giving him (or her) a Lifetime ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Team overcomes boat problems to win event

Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right? After Rob Hedrick and Team Bait Hooked launched their boat on Lake Murray to compete Dec.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Youth team is about more than fishing

The Clarks Hill Youth Fishing Team don't just go fishing for largemouth bass and have a good time on the waters of Thurmond Lake and elsewhere.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Biologists are tagging sharks for research

A 12-foot-four-inch female tiger shark called Harry-Ette is now wearing a satellite transmitter as she cruises off thee South Carolina coast.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Catching in the cold isn't the problem; staying warm is

The main thing is fishermen need to do during cold weather is dress warmly in layers of clothing so they can be shed as the day warms.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Day is a good time to go to the lake

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner and while it means prayers of thankfulness, roast turkey and dressing to many, to me it means it's time to head for the Raysville area of Thurmond Lake.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Big fish was allowed to get away

Fripp Island's Capt. George Tangelos is rapidly developing a reputation as a catcher of big ocean fish.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Old photo of sportsmen piques interest of writer

The photo came from fellow collector Lamar Garrard, of Lincolnton. He had no clue as to the identities of the eight young men (or the dog).
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Augusta Bassmasters club continues to support Boy Scouts

The Augusta Bassmasters club has been around for 30 years, and during 15 of them has sponsored an open team tournament for the benefit of the Georgia-Carolina Council of Boy Scouts.
By Bill Baab

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Ravenscroft wins Mr. Clark Hill

Sean Ravenscroft, who lives near Williston, S.C., won the 2015 Mr. Clark Hill Bass Fishing Championship on Thurmond Lake.
By Bill Baab
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