Fishing Tournament

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing 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.


Pride of Georgia Elite Series Wildwood Park

How Augusta area anglers fared in the Co-Angler Division: Sean Ravenscroft, North Augusta, 13 bass, 28 pounds, 13 ounces, 2nd, $25,500. Tony Postell, Appling, Ga., 11 bass, 25-13, 4th, $3,500. Kenny Newborn, Hephzibah, 11 bass, 21-6, 12th, $1,500. Bart Blackburn, North Augusta, 9 bass, 18-12, 21st, $750. Chris Heath, North Augusta, 10 bass, 17-14, 25th, $750. Chris Gould, Martinez, 8 bass, 15-5, 37th, $500. Robert Giffin, Augusta, 7 bass, 14-9, 41st, $500. Brent Jackson, North Augusta, 9 bass, 14-0, 42nd, $500. Jon Stringfield, Evans, 9 bass, 11-12, 44th, $500. Patrick Brown, Swainsboro, Ga., 4 bass, 10-1, 49th, $500. Big fish of Day 3: Sean Ravenscroft, 4 pounds, 10 ounces, $500. Co-anglers caught 46 five-fish limits, 686 bass, 1,163 pounds, 11 ounces. Pro anglers caught 223 limits, 1,236 bass, 2,959 pounds, 6 ounces. Grand total catch: 4,123 pounds and change.

Wildwood Bassmasters

Open Team Tournament

Saturday, May 26

At Wildwood Park

Entry fee $60 with optional $10 big fish pot fee. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Clark Hill Committee tournament rules apply.

Belvedere Bass Busters

Open Team Tournament

May 19, Wildwood Park

Safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee $55 per team, includes $5 big fish pot. 100 percent payback on big fish pot, 80 percent payback on tournament. Clark Hill Committee rules apply. Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357, or Bill McKie, (803) 645-6706.

Team Redneck Weekend Warriors

Jon Boat Series

The April 15 tournament at Hamburg State Park was canceled because of high winds and inclement weather. Next: Sunday, Hamburg State Park near Mitchell, Ga. Entry fee $25 per person, maximum two people per boat. Tournament hours 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: Dusty Coleman, (706) 955-3130. Check the Web site at

Wednesday Night Shootout

Wildwood Park

Robert Giffin reporting

April 25 results

Greg Davis and James Grates, five bass, 13 pounds, 2 ounces. John Boy Long and Camille Crook, five bass, 12 pounds, 2 ounces. Wyman Tapley and Chad Bradish, three bass, 11 pounds, 15 ounces. Big fish: Tapley and Bradish, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Twenty-two boats in the field.

Next tournament is on May 2 out of Wildwood Park. Hours are 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Entry fee: $30 per team, includes $3 per boat big fish pot and $7 per boat to be added to Classic pot. The Classic is set Aug. 1. Boaters and non-boaters must fish at least six Wednesdays to qualify for the Classic whose entry fee is $50. Non-qualifiers' entry fee for the Classic is $500. More information: Robert Giffin (706) 533-0357, or Greg Davis at (706) 533-3186.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Robert Giffin reporting

Next: April 28, Wildwood Park. Safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee; $30 per team includes big fish. Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.

Langley Pond Shootout

April 24 results

Gene Moyer reporting

Rusty Norris and Jimmy Burkett, four bass, 12.5 pounds. G.C. Williams and Tommy Walker, three bass, 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: Norris, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Fifteen people in the field. Tournament hours 6 to 10 p.m., on Tuesdays. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

Evans Bassmasters

Glenn Hubbard reporting

April results

Bobby Dickinson, five bass, 16 pounds. Craig Sowinski, five bass, 15 pounds, 1 ounce. Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 14 pounds, 14 ounces. Big fish: Guilbeau, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Sixteen fishermen caught 69 bass weighing 143 pounds, 4 ounces.

Savannah River Bassmasters

Lincolnton, Ga.

April 14 results

Gene Davis reporting

Woody Parks, 16.1 pounds. David Dawkins, 13.9 pounds. Mike Reese, 10.8 pounds. Big fish: Reese, 7.1 pounds. Seventeen fishermen caught 57 bass weighing 112 pounds.

Town Creek Christian Anglers

April 21 results

From Lake Murray

Adults: Bobby Griffin, five bass, 14.08 pounds. Michael Rose, five bass, 13.02 pounds. Youth: Bobby Parris, four bass, 11.06 pounds (finished third overall). Big fish: Griffin, 6.09 pounds.

Wildwood Bassmasters

April results

Bobby Awad, 12 pounds, 2 ounces. Buck Buchanan, 12 pounds. Ray Diamond, 9 pounds, 11 ounces. Thirty-seven bass weighing 75 pounds were caught and released alive. There was no big fish over the club minimum of 6 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

Milton Keene reporting

2007 Schedule

Tournaments on Thurmond Lake unless otherwise noted. April 28-29, Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek. June 2, Fort Gordon Recreation Area. June 3, Fort Gordon Recreation Area.

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

2007 Spring schedule: Thurmond Lake, Wildwood Park - Saturday, May 19. Spring final June 16. Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park - April 28, May 26. Spring final June 9.

Membership fee $60 per team or $30 per single angler. Qualifier entry fee $80 per team, except $120 per team in final. Guaranteed $1,500 payback 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. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Team members must fish together. More information: Mike Boatright, (803) 979-1785, or www.carolina Registration fees may be sent to CATT, P.O. Box 368, Ridgeway, SC 29130.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division

Robert Giffin reporting

2007 schedule: May 5, Wildwood Park, main ramps. Lake Russell Division:May 19, 72 ramp.

More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.

Savannah River Division: May 19, Stokes Bluff Ramp.

Lake Murray Division: Saturday, Fiesta Cove Marina; May 19, Fiesta Cove Marina.

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

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

April 22 results

Fred Perry reporting

Paul McCrary and Cary Rook, five bass, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Robert Palagyi and Jewel Jessie, five bass, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Big fish: McCrary, 3 pounds, 1 ounce. Thirteen fishermen caught 29 bass.

Crappie tournament canceled earlier because of inclement weather has been rescheduled for Sunday.

2007 schedule: May 6, bass tournament. May 20, bass tournament, Pointes West Recreation Area (a.k.a. Fort Gordon 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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