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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

Friday, July 10, 2015

Several species beings considered for federal protection

NEW ORLEANS - Federal protection might be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...
By Janet McConnaughey

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Updated book is a good read

Vic Dunaway's updated book is well worth reading.
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, 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

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: ...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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. 

Famed guide is calling it a day

Bouts with severe arthritis in his back and legs have forced Donald Ray "Buddy" Edge, 59, to retire as a professional striped bass fishing guide on Thurmond Lake.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pavey: Smallmouth bass here to stay

When Jay Jacobs landed his first Savannah River smallmouth in 2007, he may as well have claimed to have caught the Loch Ness Monste because the catch was so unusual. Nearly a decade later, it is ...
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, June 18, 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: Oxygenation system could explain larger catches

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stubborn bloodhound, copperhead were sure to meet

Bloodhounds are lovable but stubborn creatures. Copperheads are just stubborn. We have both around our house, and last week (perhaps inevitably) their paths collided.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The National Park Service's decision isn't popular

The National Park Service has announced plans to close nearly 10,000 acres of public water in Biscayne National Park off southern Florida.

Fishing tournaments for June 12

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: ...

Monday, June 8, 2015

Ga. wildlife document shows successes, setbacks

ATLANTA – Even people who rarely set foot outdoors will be impacted multiple ways by a draft plan for managing the state’s natural plants and animals.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Georgia to have uniform, statewide deer season

Georgia's deer hunters this fall will get something they've wanted for decades: a uniform, statewide deer season. After months of study,
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hot spots for catching fish are numerous in area

Fishing opportunities abound for folks living in the Augusta area.
By Bill 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.

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
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