Stories by Bill Baab

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Various fishing licenses are good gifts

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division suggests giving a lifetime fishing license as a Christmas gift.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Fishing teams are in holiday spirit

Tis the season for giving and junior fishing teams from Clarks Hill, North Augusta and Greenbrier High School joined forces last Tuesday night to buy $9,100 worth of toys to contribute to the ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Raysville area is place to go for stripers, hybrids

If I was planning a fishing trip to Thurmond Lake today or this weekend, I'd head to the Raysville (McDuffie County) area of Georgia's Little River.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Bill BaabCold weather doesn't interest this angler

I am a warm water and warm weather fisherman. Outside temperatures this week made me glad I didn't have to be on Thurmond Lake.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Largemouth bass is a popular fish

If you were to take a vote on which sports fish is the most popular, there is little doubt which fish would be declared the winner: largemouth bass.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Bass clubs are popular now

Bass clubs took off the national organization, BASS, was formed in 1967.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Trout streams await anglers

If ever there was a good time to head to the mountain trout streams of north Georgia and northern South Carolina, this is it.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Don't put tackle boxes away just yet

Thurmond Lake's fisheries have turned on, big time. Striped bass, largemouth bass, white perch, hybrids, crappies, bluegills. . .you name it, it’s being caught during one of the terrific ...
By Bill Baab

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Hephzibah man wins Mr. Clark Hill Fishing Championship

Hunter Ciccio 'stunned' to win the Mr. Clark Hill Bass Fishing Championship.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Thurmond Lake fishing reports are full of successful trips

Wait for the strong winds to subside and the temperatures to warm up a bit and then head to Thurmond Lake where the fishing is easy and productive.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Savannah River Recreation and Education Center is planned

Exciting times are coming to the Savannah River near Augusta.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Berrien County is popular for big bass

If you want a chance to catch some really big bass, check out the Paradise Public Fishing Area in south Georgia's Berrien County.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

A boat adds to enjoyment

I've been fishing Thurmond Lake since it opened to the public in 1952, but started to really enjoy it when I bought my first boat in 1965.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Special day is approaching in Georgia

There are lots of free events at celebrations scheduled during National Hunting and Fishing Day (Saturday, Sept. 27) in Georgia.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Shaffer has day to remember at Thurmond Lake

Austin Shaffer will never forget the day he caught his bigget fish at Thurmond Lake
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Fishing guides are valuable

Wait until after Labor Day when crowds subside and head to Fripp Island Marina or go out with Capt. Judy Helmey in Savannah, Ga.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Early morning fishing is best bet

Early morning times are best to catch striped, hybrid fish at Thurmond Lake
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Evans teen ready for his next fishing adventure

Tyler Matthews' next great bass fishing adventure takes place this week on South Carolina's Lake Wateree.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Hotel plans at Thurmond Lake never happened

Years ago, there was a plan to build a hotel near Little River Marina (now called Thurmond Marina). But it never materialized for a number of reasons.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tackle show had little that was new

The Icast fishing tackle show in Orlando, Fla., produced over 300 "new" bits of tackle, but a quick glance at the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Web site report shows that a lot of it was just ...
By Bill Baab

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