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McDuffie Public Fishing Area to celebrate 50th anniversary next week

...Clarks Hill Reservoir.Edwin Henderson, a career fisheries biologist with the state agency, was named the area's...was succeeded by the present superintendent, fisheries biologist Ed Bettross. Vernon Baldwin is in his 26th year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2015-07-16/mcduffie-public-
Georgia angler Ed Lepley ties his state white bass record

...in the boat's bait tank until it could be taken to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources office, where fisheries biologist Ed Bettross weighed it on certified scales.The 19.74-inch fish yielded an official weight of 3 pounds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-03-13/georgia-angler
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
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-
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-
Army engineers turn used Christmas trees into Thurmond Lake fish habitat

...Claeyses own a home on Thurmond Lake and estimate that they fish 50 times a year.Jamie Sykes, a Corps of Engineers fisheries biologist, said the used Christmas trees attract smaller fish by providing a covered area where they can feed on algae...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-26/army-engineers-turn-used-chri