Stories 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

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Trout stream dates to be discussed at meetings

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is proposing to remove the mountain trout season and open all trout streams to year-around fishing.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Baab: Fruitless tend to leave new clients with sour taste

I talked to Capt. Dave Willard about some of the downsides of being a professional fishing guide.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Baab: Robins didn't change our weather

Robins are harbingers of spring, but the weather gods continue to balk with unspringlike weather, mostly cold and damp.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Becoming a fishing guide isn't as easy as you might think

It's not that simple to become a fishing guide
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Largemouth bass are fine at Thurmond Lake

If there ever has been a question as to the health and well-being of Thurmond Lake's largemouth bass population, it was emphatically answered last weekend after the Saturday Morning Open Team Bass ...
By Bill Baab
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Rep. Sims won't run again

State Rep. Barbara Sims said today she will not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives, but will serve the remainder of her 2016 term. The announcement was made in a news release ...
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