Stories by Bill Baab

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Baab: Guide's advice is short and sweet

Check out the fishing report from Tony Shepherd below and you’ll find the shortest report I’ve ever received since this feature was started more than 30 years ago.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Youngster takes advantage of second chance

You never know what's going to happen on trips to catch striped bass and hybrids on Thurmond Lake. Just ask 11-year-old Benjamin Tripp.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 16, 2015

McDuffie Public Fishing Area to celebrate 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago next Thursday, Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders stood atop a concrete spillway, cast a tiny Mepps Spinner, and caught the first "official" bass from one of the ponds of the brand new ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Updated book is a good read

Vic Dunaway's updated book is well worth reading.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Now's the the time for salt water fishing

If you were thinking about trying your luck in salt water off the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, stop procrastinating and just go.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Baab: Oxygenation system could explain larger catches

Why are the fish getting bigger at Thurmond Lake?
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 28, 2015

First high school All-American team announced

A few weeks ago, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society revealed members of the first Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Teams.
By Bill Baab

Gilpin death leaves void in area bass fishing world

The Augusta area bass fishing community on Tuesday lost a stalwart when Larry Gilpin died after an extended hospital stay.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Baab: Bow fishing in need of more regulations

Bow fishing needs to regulate itself. Adults need to step up and educate younger men, who might be tempted to instinctively shoot at a fish before identifying the species.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Georgia trout streams to stay open

From now on, Georgia fishermen can try their luck in all mountain trout streams the year-around. No more seasonal streams, no more closing dates.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Baab: Kid Casters is latest youth fishing program

The newest kid fishing program is Kid Casters.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Look out for debris on lake

While everybody loves the lake to be full, there are certain negative aspects of too much water; namely, limbs, logs and other debris that have washed away from the shoreline.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baab: Guides provide first-class experience

I sometimes get questions on what our local professional guides charge per day to take out folks who'd like to catch a few hybrids, stripers or crappies from Thurmond Lake.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Baab: Coweta County bass is fourth largest all-time

The ranks of Georgia largemouth bass fishermen were shaken up last month when Keith Watkins, of Douglasville, celebrated his 51st birthday by catching a 17-pound, 9.6-ounce fish from a private ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hatcheries have high quality fish

Georgia's seasonal mountain trout stream opens to the public on Saturday, with state and federal hatchery workers planning to stock more than 80,000 trout during the last full week of this month.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Clarks Hill youth team wins tournament

Members of the Clarks Hill Youth Fishing Team dominated The Bass Federation Top Six Tournament last Saturday on Lake Blackshear near Cordele, Ga.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Prep fishing tournament is coming to Wildwood Park

Members of Georgia high school bass fishing teams will compete in the State High School Fishing Championship on Sunday, March 22, out of Wildwood Park on Thurmond Lake.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Baab: Go Fish Education Center well-worth the trip

If you have never been to the Go Fish Education Center off I-75 near Perry, Ga., now is the time to make plans and take the kids.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Baab: Fishing organization fights high ethanol fuel levels

Mention ethanol to owners of small motors (lawn mowers, weed whackers, etc.,) and outboard motors and you'll likely get some sour looks.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Bassmaster Classic is worth attending

If you've never attended a Bassmaster Classic, by all means go to the Lake Hartwell event out of Greenville, S.C., Feb. 20-22 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
By Bill Baab
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