Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

The future of recreational fishing in Georgia and South Carolina is bright

The future of recreational fishing in Georgia and South Carolina can be seen in the faces of Mason Peace, Michael Burch, Sean Hall the younger and Kyler McKie.
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.

SC deer hunter meetings planned

PENDLETON, S.C. - South Carolina wildlife officials are holding a series of public meetings -- including one in North Augusta -- to get input on proposed legislation that would limit deer hunting ...

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Pavey: Georgia's oldest public fishing area has turned 50

If you grew up in the Augusta area and have fished most of your life, it's quite likely you've landed a bluegill, largemouth or striper hatched at Georgia's oldest public fishing area, which turns ...
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Trollers are helping bring in the fish

While some hybrids and striped bass are being caught during the early morning bite on Thurmond Lake, the bulk of the fish being caught is coming from trolling.
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. 

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Fishing tournaments

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

Baab: Fall fishing tournaments see bigger bites

The heat is beginning to moderate a bit, with the fish bite alternating between hot and cold on Thurmond Lake.
By Bill Baab

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Pavey: Catching the forbidden fish in Gray's Reef

COLONELS ISLAND, Ga. — Of all the fish for an angler to catch at Gray's Reef, it was a red snapper.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Baab: Passing bill could help area one day

The battle between sport fishing interests and the National Park Service goes on to prevent the federal agency from closing some 10,000 acres of Biscayne Bay National Park near Miami.
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. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pavey: Lion's death puts hunters in crosshairs

In the case of Cecil the lion, everyone seems to be a sudden expert on all things hunting.
By Rob Pavey

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

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Teen uses noodling style to catch huge flathead catfish

If you've ever wondered how big a fish can grow at Clarks Hill Lake, Holden Ashley might be qualified to answer that question.
By Rob Pavey

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

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. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Pavey: Bass Pro Shops' 'mothership' is massive, impressive

It's easy to see why Bass Pro Shops' flagship store in Springfield, Mo., ranks among Missouri's top tourist venues, luring 4 million visitors per year to a town with just 160,000 residents.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fishing tournaments

Fishing tournaments for July 17

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
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