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When lake brings no luck, head to the river

...MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Gene Kirkland and Brantley (Capt.) Toomer, (706 722-8263) -- Harry Sears operated Sears Lakes for 22 years and Merry Land Brickyard Ponds for another 10. He sold his lease on the latter this week to Gene Kirkland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2010-12-23/when-lake-brings
Fishing | Outdoors | Sports
Colder climates may make fishing hotter

...striped bass right now is Lake Murray near Lexington, S.C. Check out Ron Figueroa's report below. A reminder: Sears Lakes are no more. The property has not been taken over by the state of Georgia and is off limits to hunters, fishermen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/21/out_328062.shtml
Outdoors
End of an Era

...credits" that finance the restoration. Although the Sears Lakes are closing, Sears is taking over another fishing operation...at $5 per person per day. The buildings around the Sears Lakes, meanwhile, will be bulldozed sometime soon, leaving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/25/out_329636.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing report

...2 pounds. Davis fished by himself on Thursday and caught and released about 10 bass, probably on plastic worms. SEARS' LAKES (706) 722-8263 - Crappies are starting to bite in the cattail pond. Jeff Richards caught six nice ones on minnows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/09/out_325256.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing report

...three-quarter-ounce Barry's Fleck Spoon works. Sears Lakes will remain open to public fishing (for a fee) until...live shiners 1 1/2 to 2 feet below plastic floats. SEARS' LAKES (706) 722-8263 - Willie Williams caught 16 crappies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/02/out_323513.shtml
Outdoors
Ponds to undergo changes

...Ponds. That means public access and fishing opportunities are destined to change. Harrison Sears, who leases the Sears Lakes for commercial fishing, already has been notified that he will be closing later this year. However, Simons said public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/21/out_328135.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing report

...crappies are close to a half-pound each. I'm fishing from the bank and casting next to floating grass or lily pads. SEARS' LAKES (706) 722-8263 - Terry Smith, 4-pound bass on a Mepps spinner and a 4 1/2 -pound catfish on liver. James...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/21/out_321720.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing report

...Bill Gibson 1 (706) 722-2980 - Annual memberships are now on sale at the ponds. Contact us for more information. SEARS' LAKES (706) 722-8263 - Jim Greaves caught an 8-pound catfish on a bream head. Rosa Lee LaFavor caught a 13 1/2 -pound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/14/out_319903.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing report

...bass. Our Sunday bass tournaments will continue to be held from 6 a.m., to 10 a.m. Friday night rules apply. SEARS' LAKES (706) 722-8263 - Kemp Strickland caught a 31-pound flathead catfish on cut bait and four others 3 pounds or better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/03/out_316732.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing report

...night rules apply. Friday bass tournament hours are 6 p.m., to 10 p.m., and entry fee is $20 per person. SEARS' LAKES (706) 722-8263 - Ray Byce caught 35 pounds of catfish. Robert Wright caught two catfish weighing 6 pounds on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/20/out_319803.shtml
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