Articles from the Outdoors section archive

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

Baab: Longtime fishing writer also a skilled photographer

While most have enjoyed Steve Price's outdoor writing skills, few know of his outdoor photographic skills honed over nearly 45 years in the outdoor writing field.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Baab: Artificial bait route is the exciting way to go to catch hybrids, striped bass

While fishing live herring in the schools probably will catch more fish, I personally prefer the artificial bait route because it's more exciting.
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. Fax number: ...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Baab: Fishing is best early in the day this time of year

If you must go fishing this time of year, the best time to be on the lake is before daylight until 8 a.m., or so.
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. Fax number: ...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fox Creek grad signs fishing scholarship

Sean Hall II, a charter member of the North Augusta Fishing Team and a 2016 graduate of Fox Creek High School, last Friday became the first person from the Augusta area to earn a bass fishing ...
By Bill Baab

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Baab: Fishing for tarpon today is easier than it used to be

More than 40 years ago, I read about a man in Savannah who was trolling a now antique fishing lure for tarpon in Buttermilk Sound. I mentioned this to J.P. Gillion, a friend who was as nuts about ...
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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Georgia record for loggerhead sea turtle nests has been shattered

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic beaches.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Baab: Help is needed to determine license plate

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources needs your help, quickly, in selecting the best of three entries in a new motor vehicle license plate for the benefit of marine habitat conservation. ...
By Bill Baab

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pavey: Scientists fighting to stop 'eagle killer'

Thurmond Lake's most elusive killer finally has a name befitting its crimes: Aetokthonos hydrillicola. Translated from Greek to English, the new species of cyanobacteria means, literally, "eagle ...
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Baab: Timing is right for Harlem angler

Timing is right for Harlem angler to win his first Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Open title
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. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pavey: Georgia is home to numerous variety of bass

There are plenty of related species and subspecies of bass thriving among Georgia's widely varied river basins.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Area lakes fare well in poll

Lakes in Georgia and South Carolina fared well in magazine's poll of the top 100 bass fishing lakes in the country.
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. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trip to north Georgia mountains teaches youth about fishing, wildlife

Years ago, when Greg Davis was just a kid, an uncle living in the north Georgia mountains hooked him on trout fishing.
By Bill Baab

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Baab: Thurmond Lake has plenty of striped and hybrid bass

Thurmond Lake's striped and hybrid bass populations are alive and well.
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. Fax number: ...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Savannah Snapper Banks offers surprises

This is the time of the year when the blue waters of the Gulf Stream mix with the green waters of the Savannah Snapper Banks and surprise fishermen with unlooked-for catches.
By Bill Baab
 
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