Stories 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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thurmond Lake's largemouth bass are doing fine

If anyone was wondering about the overall health of Thurmond Lake's largemouth bass population, they needn't have been.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fishing trip was a success

Annual north Georgia fishing trip was a positive experience for all concerned.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Meetings are set up to discuss possible changes

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division wants to hear people's opinions on three proposed changes in fishing regulations, but only one affects anglers in the Augusta area.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baab: Now's the time for deep-water catches

Deep water striper and hybrid fishing on Thurmond Lake has reached its peak, with fishing success expected to last all summer.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Georgia man ties stumpknocker record

Ryan Kersey recently tied the Georgia record for the largest stumpknocker, a.k.a. spotted sunfish.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 5, 2014

National Fishing and Boating Week starts Saturday

Anglers should take advantage of National Fishing and Boating Week, which starts Saturday
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Local youngster wins age group in tournament

Kyler McKie, a seventh grader at North Augusta Middle School and member of the North Augusta Fishing Team, finished first in his age group with 11.85 pounds of bass in The Bass Federation Junior ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lucrative bass tournament on tap at Wildwood Park

One of the richest bass tournaments ever held on Thurmond Lake is coming up June 7 at Wildwood Park. Payback includes $10,000 to the winners, $5,000 to the runners-up and $1,000 for the biggest ...
By Bill Baab

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Free fishing days are coming up

There will be two free fishing days in June
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tiny fish population could be in danger

Keeping tiny fish is legal, but some are worried that future populations might be negatively affected.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Good time to fish at Thurmond

This is one of the best times of the year to fish for largemouth bass, hybrid and striped bass on Thurmond Lake. There's almost a guarantee you'll catch fish.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fishing page remains popular 30 years later

The fishing page in The Augusta Chronicle is in its 30th year, and has proven so popular with readers that it's still being produced by Fishing Editor Bill Baab 14 years after he retired as ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 17, 2014

More big shellcrackers are likely in Lake Havasu

An expert on Lake Havasu, Ariz., fishing says had Hector Brito's 5-pound, 11-ounce shellcracker survived to participate in this year's spawn now ongoing, the fish might have weighed 6 pounds or more.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Baab: Arizona shellcracker might be world record

Hector Brito baited his hook with a live nightcrawler in Arizona's Lake Havasu and hauled out a 5-pound, 12-ounce shellcracker. The fish is awaiting certification as a world record.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hank Williams' daughter makes most of her trip

Jett Williams, the daughter of the late Hank Williams Sr., enjoyed the outdoor life on a visit to the Augusta area.
By Bill Baab

Friday, March 28, 2014

Victory by Evans teen boosts his fishing team

The Columbia County Youth Fishing Team, just seven months old, received a welcome booster shot when 18-year-old Tyler Matthews won the Georgia Bass Federation Youth Top Six in his age division on ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Georgia trout streams well stocked

Georgia's seasonal trout streams open Saturday, but the Wildlife Resources Division hasn't finished with its trout stocking program.
By Bill Baab

Top headlines

More details in McCormick attack

The McCormick County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the reported attack on a bicyclist over the weekend, but has yet to find much evidence, a spokesman said Tuesday.
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