Kayak rentals a hot business this summer

...kayak rental companies in the area to see if they can accommodate more customers.Located just down from the Augusta Canal Headgates, the business typically generates about 20 kayak rentals each week day, mostly from walk-up customers, and is...

Smallmouth bass here to stay after nearly decade old mystery

...called the redeye bass ? whose ancestral waters include the fast-flowing, rocky shoals downstream from the Augusta Canal headgates.For several years before Jacobs landed his first smallie, reports had trickled in from other anglers who had...

Angler has great fish story to tell from Catfish Creek

...the survival of the cold water-loving species.The fish released last week had been kept in holding nets at the canal headgates to allow them to grow larger and become acclimated to the water conditions there. Checks will be conducted over the...

Where you live: Flitting and floating

Gabriel Uvalle (left) and Hayley McGowan take a cruise near the Augusta Canal headgates.

Photos mirror images taken centuries ago

...Branch, the river bluffs in North Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park ? and perhaps most important, at the Augusta Canal headgates, which were built in 1845 and enlarged 30 years later.Modeled after a network of locks and canals that propelled...

Pavey: Getting to fishing spot on the Savannah River is worth the effort

There is something truly irresistible about the segment of the Savannah River upstream from the Augusta Canal headgates.For starters, it's almost impossible to get to, which appeals to anglers seeking solitude and unfished waters.The island-studded...

Safety enhancements planned at canal headgates

The Augusta Utilities Department is planning a series of safety enhancements at the canal headgates area in response to a May incident in which three kayakers were swept through the canal's intake structure.In addition to warning...

Where you live

Ryan Riddle walks atop the Augusta Canal headgates with his fishing pole, looking for a place to drop his line.

Augusta man drowns while kayaking

...two companions launched their kayaks in the river Saturday afternoon below Savannah Rapids Pavil ion and the Augusta Canal headgates.As they traveled downstream through the shoals, Taylor became separated from his companions, who were experienced...

Paddling on Savannah River takes center stage in September

...held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a course from Savannah Rapids Pavilion at the Augusta Canal headgates to the North Augusta boat ramp downstream.The area to be paddled includes the river's last remaining shoals that...