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Family survives night with gators

...approached it easily, but decided we would hunt nothing smaller than seven feet. A few miles downstream, we explored a dead river cutoff. Gators were everywhere, but the bigger they were, the more skittish they became as we approached. Lightning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/23/pav_144788.shtml
Rob Pavey
People can stroll through history during Historic Beech Island Tour

...Baptist Church, built in 1832; Silver Bluff Missionary Baptist Church, the oldest black Baptist church in America; Dead River Schoolhouse; Zubly Cemetery, established in 1790; and the Meyer archaeological site, where the Meyer brothers, Leonard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/08/aik_123519.shtml
Thurmond bass are back

...hitting, too. Meanwhile, lots of crappies and jacks are being caught upriver and crappies and bream down river near the Dead River. They're catching the crappies on Popeye Jigs and shiners. MERRY BROS. BRICKYARD PONDS Harrison Sears (706) 722-8263...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/08/fis_458084.shtml
Fishing
Wind makes fishing spotty

...and late evening. Louisiana pinks, red worms, wax worms and crickets work well. Crappies have been caught in the Dead River down stream on small and medium minnows. MERRY BROS. BRICKYARD PONDS Harrison Sears (706) 722-8263 (www.brickyardponds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/29/fis_451633.shtml
Fishing
Fishing report

...Graves caught six bass from 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 pounds and two crappies weighing 1 1/2 to 2 pounds on spinnerbaits in Dead River. Joe Thuang has been catching some nice shad off the dam on that Sabiki rig. Fishermen are reminded striped bass and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/09/fis_372101.shtml
Fishing
Chilly weather brings hot action to water

...crank baits and jerk baits. They've been doing good with crickets and worms, and a few good crappie coming out of Dead River with minnows." Fishermen are reminded striped bass and hybrid bass cannot be lawfully caught and kept from the river's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/29/out_361452.shtml
Outdoors
Outdoors calendar

...738-4536 for details. Sept. 21-22: A&M Fish Camp, three miles below New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam at the Dead River, will hold its first Savannah River Fishing Tournament. Camping is $5 per night. Entry fee is $25 and payout is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/01/out_350335.shtml
Outdoors
Outdoors calendar

...FRIDAY, SEPT. 20-SATURDAY, SEPT. 21: A&M Fish Camp, three miles below New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam at the Dead River, will hold its first Savannah River Fishing Tournament. Camping is $5 per night. Access is by boat or vehicle. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/11/out_352139.shtml
Outdoors
Groups aim to foster lower Savannah visits

...the lower Savannah River below Augusta: Miles of swampy floodplains, bottomland and cypress bays Oxbow lakes, or "dead rivers," formed by changing channels Alligators, bowfin and other species rarely found above Augusta Old trading post and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/25/met_315177.shtml
Metro
Fishing report

...off the dam on crickets and wax worms. Sid Smith caught 15 crappies and one nice jack on the South Carolina side of Dead River. Brad Harris caught a nice mess of bream and redbellies down river on crickets and worms. Rabun Padgett caught and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/27/out_315679.shtml
Outdoors