Fishing tournaments

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.


Tommy Shaw Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 14, Wildwood Park

Entry fee is $75 per team, with $10 going into the big fish pot. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Drawing for boat placement at Academy Sports & Outdoors on Thursday, June 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. First-place team wins a guaranteed $5,000 purse. Second place through fifth place win 100 percent of the total purse, based on 50 boats in the field. Sixth through 10th places earn $200. 11th through 20th places earn $75. Sponsored by Academy Sports & Outdoors, Bobby Jones Ford-Lincoln Inc., Augusta Marine Superstore and Rick's Paint & Body. More information: Ron Brown at (706) 359-3349, or Keith Williamson at (706) 359-7362.

Wednesday Night Shootout

April 30 results

Wildwood Park

Robert Giffin reporting

Tournament entry fee is $33 per team, $30 for an individual. Tournament hours are 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Big fish has to be 7 pounds, 1 ounce or better. Anglers must fish five tournaments to qualify for the Classic on Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Entry fee is $55. More information: Robert Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Third annual Master Anglers

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 26, Wildwood Park

Lloyd McCoy reporting

Chris Heath and Bill McKie, five bass, 17.3 pounds. Big fish: Chris Heath, 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Eighteen teams, one individual in field.

Carolina Bass Club

April results

Lamond Annas reporting

Robin Whisenant, five bass, 19 pounds, 15 ounces. David Marshall, five bass, 17 pounds, 5 ounces. Russell Smith, five bass, 14 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: Whisenant, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Twenty-four fishermen caught 95 bass weighing 227 pounds, 8 ounces.

Greenbrier Bassmasters

April 26 results

Charles Lewis reporting

Andrew Lewis, five bass, 12.58 pounds. Chad Graham, five bass, 10.08 pounds. Doug Sellers, five bass, 9.70 pounds. Big fish: Andrew Lewis, 3.85 pounds. Eleven fishermen caught 35 bass weighing 55.786 pounds.

Langley Pond Shootout

April 29 results

Gene Moyer reporting

J.C. Dicks, three bass, 33 pounds. Gene Moyer and Mike Craig, two bass, 21 pounds. Big fish: G.C. Williams, 21 pounds. Six boats in the field.

Tournament hours are 6 to 10 p.m. each Tuesday. 12-inch size limit and five-fish creel limit. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

American Bass Anglers

Milton Keene reporting

Next: May 10, Elijah Clark State Park ramp. This is the last one-day event prior to the two-day division championship.

American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament trail for the tournament angler and has more than 116 districts offering 1,000 tournaments throughout the U.S. Membership is open to anyone 16 and over not a professional fisherman or guide. More information: Milton Keene, (706) 595-9777. E-mail:

Saturday Morning

Open Team Bass Tournament

Next: TBA. Entry fee is $50 with $5 optional big fish pot fee. Hours are safe light until 4 p.m. More information: David Smith, (706) 533-5963, or Sammy Landrum, (706) 825-9167.

2008 Fripp Island

Marina Tournaments

May 23-24: Memorial Day Kingfish Tournament. July 11-12: Fireworks Fishing Tournament. Aug. 29-30: Annual Fripp Island Kingfish Tournament. Nov. 7-8: 2nd Annual Owen Perry Memorial Inshore Tournament. More information: the marina at (843) 838-1517.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

April 27 results

Larry Slover and Robin Dekle, 20 crappies, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. 10 fishermen caught 68 crappies weighing about 30 pounds.

2008 schedule: May 4, bass tournament, in any of the lakes open on post. Fishermen can sign in at the station and go where they will. May 18, 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. More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.


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