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Palmetto Pipeline could help fund some projects

...FLY FISHERS MEET: The CSRA Fly Fishers will meet Monday at 7 p.m., at the River Island Clubhouse in Evans. Fisheries biologist Ed Bettross, of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will discuss DNR activities in the Augusta area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-02-21/palmetto-pipeline-could-
The annual winter fish kill is underway at Thurmond Lake

...degrees and can suffer massive mortality if water temperatures reach the low 40s," said Army Corps of Engineers fisheries biologist Jamie Sykes. "Huge die-offs of threadfins within the lake itself have been documented in most states in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-01-31/annual-winter-
Trout stream dates to be discussed at meetings

...point until late March of the following year.There really wasn't a scientific reason for the season, hence fisheries biologists' re-thinking the situation.A public hearing is set Feb. 10 at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2015-01-29/trout-stream-dat
Annual stocking of Saluda River includes tagging study of the trout

...below the dorsal fin.Anglers who land a tagged dish are asked to report their catch, said Hal Beard, a DNR fisheries biologist based in Columbia.Each tag will be individually numbered details on the reporting procedures can be found on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-12-20/annual-stocking-saluda-r
Shark sightings feed tourism

...this iconic species in society and it draws amazing amounts of attention," said Gregory Skomal, a senior marine fisheries biologist who also leads the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. "I have not been approached by anyone who has said to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-09/shark-sightings-feed-tourism
Search for native striper fish continues to be elusive

...stripers are continuing.Currently, there a striped bass tagging and telemetry study under way, said senior fisheries biologist Joel Fleming."We currently have 15 striped bass tagged with acoustic transmitters that are being tracked by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-08-02/search-native-stripers-c
Crappie hot spots identified at Thurmond Lake

...Soap, Fishing, Grays and New ford creeks.State fishery biologists also pointed to the Little River arm as a place...locate them, they're biting very well," Georgia fishery biologist Chris Nelson said.During winter, Nelson said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-17/crappie-hot-spots-identified-
Tiny fish population could be in danger if they are not released

...The S.C. DNR placed size limits and what could have been a serious problem was negated.Meanwhile, regional fisheries biologist Ed Bettross told me Thursday afternoon that some 128,000 baby hybrids were stocked in the lake that day, with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-05-08/tiny-fish-popula
Lake Hartwell gets striped bass

...the water Thursday. The nearly 500,000 fish came from the Dennis Wildlife Center Fish Hatchery in Bonneau. Fisheries biologist Dan Rankin said the fish grow quickly. Rankin says the heavy rains this year should have boosted nutrients in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-02/lake-hartwell-gets-striped-b
Patrick Eger sets bowfishing record with catch

...natural resources, Georgia DOT and Scott's Bridge Company will execute a plan to re-use the concrete.Corps fisheries biologist Jamie Sykes said the concrete pieces will function like an artificial reef in the reservoir."This material will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-07-26/patrick-eger-sets-bowfis