Fishing Tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.


Saturday Morning Open Team Tournament

Wildwood Park

Robert Giffin reporting

Next tournament: Saturday. Entry fee is $30 per team and includes big fish pot. Regular tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.

Open Team Bass Tournament

Calcutta Style, Jan. 27

Wildwood Park

Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Registration fee is $50 per team and must be paid by Jan. 24. Bidding of teams and a Lowcountry Boil will be held Jan. 25 at Windmill Plantation Clubhouse, 6 p.m.-until. All bids start at $50, and only registered anglers can bid. 100 percent payback with one place for every six teams. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357, or Greg Davis, (706) 533-3586.

Wildwood Bassmasters

January results

Ricky Newman, three bass, 10 pounds, 8 ounces*. Majors Hamby, five bass, 10 pounds, 8 ounces.* Richard Bradshaw, four bass, 9 pounds, 10 ounces. *Tie broken by Ricky Newman's 5-pound bass. No big fish over the club minimum 6 pounds was caught. Thirty-six bass weighing 73 pounds, 6 ounces were caught and released alive.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Dec. 16 results

Mike Tyler reporting

Rob Herrington and Tim Walters, six fish, 48.89 pounds. Ricky DuBose, David Richardson, Chris Holsenback, Glenn DuBose, six fish, 41.36 pounds. Mike Tyler, Don Lalonde, Gene May, five fish, 38.99 pounds. Big fish: Hoss and Austin Daniel, 14.31 pounds. 17 boats, 39 fishermen, 50 fish, 323.98 pounds. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta. Come early if you want to eat. Meetings start at 7 p.m.

American Bass Anglers

Jan. 13 results

Cherokee Ramp

Milton Keene reporting

Eddie Roberts, Elberton, Ga., four bass, 8.90 pounds, $468. Barry Collins, Locust Grove, Ga., five bass, 8.32 pounds, $277. Tony Postell, Appling, Ga., five bass, 6.70 pounds, $91. Big fish: Collins, 3.71 pounds, $95. Nineteen anglers caught 41 bass weighing 64.82 pounds and all were released alive.


Tournaments on Thurmond Lake unless otherwise noted. Feb. 10, Amity ramps. March 17, Amity ramps. March 18, Amity ramps. April 28, Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek.

Billed as the largest tournament trail for weekend anglers, it's open to men, women and youths (with parental consent) 16 years of age and older. No boat is required, but if you enter as a boater, you will be guaranteed its use even if there are no non-boaters in the field. Entry fee is $70, including big fish pot, for one-day tournaments. Payment at the ramp will result in a $5 penalty unless you are signing up as a new member, renewing membership or are a life member. No professional guides or professional bass anglers are allowed. More information from ABA District 26 Director Milton C. Keene at (706) 595-9777 (or e-mail or visit ABA online at

Carolina Angler's Team Trail

Fall Final results

Mike Boatright reporting

John Boy Long and Steve Kelly, five bass, 14.8 pounds, $1,500. Shannon Jordan and Mack Kitchens, five bass, 13.14 pounds, $500. Michael Brown and David Lapsley, five bass, 13.12 pounds. Big fish No. 1: Stuart Price and Blake Riddle, 6.9 pounds, $98. Big fish No. 2: Long and Kelly, $42.

Lake Murray

Dreher Island State Park


Thurmond Lake, Wildwood Park - Feb. 17, March 4, March 24, April 15, May 6. Spring final June 16. Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park - Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, April 28, May 26. Spring final June 9.

Membership fee is $60 per team or $30 per single angler. Qualifier entry fee is $80 per team, except $100 per team in final. $10 late fee at the ramp. Teams have to fish one qualifier on lake or lakes of their choice to be eligible to fish the final. Subs are allowed at qualifiers, but must be approved by tournament director. $30 membership required for subs. Anglers must be physically present at qualifier to be eligible to fish the final. Team members must fish together. More information: Mike Boatright, (803) 979-1785.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division

Jan. 13 results

Bill Harvey reporting

Jason Williamson, five bass, 22.37 pounds, $800. David Brown and Van Dixon, five bass, 12.10 pounds, $430. Craig Johnson, five bass, 12.07 pounds, $290. Big fish: Williamson, 5.76 pounds, $190. Nineteen boats in the field.


Clark Hill Division: Feb. 10, Wildwood Park; March 10, Wildwood Park; April 14, Lake Springs; May 12, Lake Springs. Lake Russell Division: Jan. 20, 72 ramp; Feb. 24, 72 ramp; March 24, 72 ramp; April 14, 72 ramp; May 19, 72 ramp.

Savannah River Division: Jan. 27, Stokes Bluff Ramp; Feb. 17, Stokes Bluff Ramp; March 17, Stokes Bluff Ramp; April 21, Stokes Bluff Ramp; May 19, Stokes Bluff Ramp.

Lake Murray Division: Saturday, Siesta Cove Marina; Feb. 24, Siesta Cove Marina; March 17, Fiesta Cove Marina; April 28, Fiesta Cove Marina; May 19, Fiesta Cove Marina.

More information: Bill Harvey (706) 294-4732.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Jewel Jessie reporting


Feb. 25, bass tournament. March 4, crappie tournament. March 25, bass tournament. April 15, crappie tournament. April 22, bass tournament. May 6, bass tournament. May 20, bass tournament, Pointes West Recreation Area, Thurmond Lake. June 2, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to noon, claypit lakes. June 10, bass tournament, June 15, bass tournament. Aug. 12, bass tournament. Sept. 9, bass and crappie tournament. Sept. 22, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to noon, claypit lakes. Oct. 14, bass tournament. Nov. 4, bass tournament.

Tournaments will be limited to the first 20 boats and are open to all ID cardholders and the public with a Fort Gordon fishing license guest permit. Entry fee is $10 per Fort Gordon Sportsman Club member, $20 per non-member, with an optional $5 big fish pot, with a guaranteed $100 for first place and $50 for second place. Registration is with the club prior to the tournament or 30 minutes before the event's start. State licenses and Fort Gordon fishing permits required. More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131 Jewel Jessie, 5226 Woodridge Dr., Hephzibah, Ga. 30815, (706) 793-1952. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.


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