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Fishing is just as popular outside of the United States

...changed hands.John Byars, 46, of North Augusta, and a Kimberly-Clark employee, purchased it from longtime lessee Gene Kirkland."I got tired of working seven days a week, 12 to 14 hours a day," explained Kirkland, who will help the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-03-20/fishing-just-pop
Keeping records just part of the game for the International Game Fish Association

...PONDSCheck-in station, 1408 Doug Barnard Parkway, Gene Kirkland, (706) 722-8263 ? Brickyards report: Paul Wolfe...three days has caught 18 bass in the Membership Pond. Gene Kirkland and J.C Skinner caught 30 crappies on minnows in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-02-06/keeping-records-
Unless you're from up north, it's too cold to fish

...must remember that only two fish can be kept and each must be at least 27 inches long.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley ("Captain") Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- Some crappies are still being caught by those brave enough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-01-13/unless-youre-nor
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Until the weather warms up, bite will stay cold for anglers

...occasional big yellow perch off the dam, using minnows. Some crappies are being caught, too.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley ("Captain") Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- Frankie Franklin caught 40 crappies out of the Ditch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-01-20/until-weather-wa
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Go Fish Georgia helping build Baurle Boat Ramp

...and a few yellow perch off the dam, using minnows. Some bream are being caught, too.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- We've had 10 or 12 folks catching some quality crappies, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-01-27/go-fish-georgia-
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Winning anglers won't always name their lure

...of shellcrackers caught on Louisiana pinks upriver. Some of those fish pushed 3 pounds.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- The Ditch has been producing some phenomenal crappie catches. Roy Overton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-02-03/winning-anglers-
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Catching bass used to be much simpler

...opportunities to fish the river off the bank without getting their hooks snarled on that weed.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- We'll start our bass tournaments from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-02-11/catching-bass-us
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The only thing I'm catching is cabin fever

...the dam. Yellow perch, crappies and bream continue to bite, along with shellcrackers.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- We'll start our bass tournaments from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-02-17/only-thing-im-ca
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Pre-spawning bass are now hitting on jerk, crank baits

...American shad Sunday afternoon on chartreuse jigs and Sabiki rigs, casting off the bank.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- Jerry Skinner caught six bass with the largest 6 pounds, 4 ounces. John...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-02-24/pre-spawning-bas
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Fishing tournament will honor military

...and bass. Bream fishing is on the upswing, while a few stripers are being caught, too.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley Toomer, (706 722-8263 -- Allen Barton caught a 51/2 pound bass in the Swamp Pond on white Super...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2011-03-17/fishing-tourname
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