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.


Jackson Hook & Cook Celebration

Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On the Savannah River

At Aiken County Boat Landing

Safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee is $50 per boat, and each entrant may enter one or all three categories of 30 pan fish, five largemouth bass or two striped bass. Payback is 100 percent. Weigh-in at Jackson Town Hall. More information: Jerry Barber at (803) 471-2551.

Kids' Fishing Derby

Sept. 27 results

Claypit Lakes

Fort Gordon

Fred Perry reporting

5-and-under: Danny Hockenberry, 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Chase Rogers, 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Jonathan Dill, 3 pounds, 12 ounces.

6-8: Madison Hockenberry, 6 pounds. Jazlyn Charan, 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Taylor Dill and Michael Thigpen, tie, 3 pounds, 7 ounces.

9-12: Breanna Bradley, 16 pounds, 11 ounces. Krista Jackson, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Cord Conway, 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

13-15: Marcus Ashley, 3 pounds, 2 ounces. Clay Dill, 3 pounds, 1 ounce. Dalton King, 2 pounds, 13 ounces.

In total, 280 children caught 317 fish.

Stevens Creek Open Team

Bass Tournament

Sept. 27 results

Mark Whitcomb reporting

Bruce Lowe, by himself, five bass, 10 pounds, 11 ounces. Mark Whitcomb and Joel Carson, five bass, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Charles Whisenhunt and Chad Lambert, three bass, 4 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Lowe, 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: Johnson, 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Seven boats in the field.

Next: Oct. 25. Entry fee is $20 per team, with $10 big fish pot and 100 percent payback. Safe light until 1 p.m. Register at the DeLaughter Drive boat ramp off Martintown Road in North Augusta. Refreshments will be served to contestants following the weigh-in. More information: Joel Carson at (706) 830-6924.

Saturday Morning

Open Team Bass Tournament

Next: No tournament Saturday because of Mr. Clark Hill Tournament. Entry fee is normally $55, including big fish pot fee. Payback is 100 percent. Safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Tony Postell at (706) 564-8061 or Sammy Landrum at (706) 825-9167.

Carolina Bass Club

September results

Ken Redd, five bass, 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Scott McGregor, five bass, 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Lamond Annas, five bass, 5 pounds, 4 ounces, and Brad Barton, four bass, 5 pounds, 4 ounces (tie). Big fish: Joel Feagiin, 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Twenty fishermen caught 44 bass weighing 60 pounds, 3 ounces.

American Bass Anglers


Oct. 11, Lake Springs. Nov. 22-23, Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Hullahan Ramp. Dec. 6: Lake Springs.

American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament trail for the weekend angler, with more than 116 districts and more than 1,000 tournaments nationwide. Membership is open to anyone 16 and older but is closed to professional fishermen and professional guides. Those under 18 must have parental consent.

Milton Keene is looking for an Augusta angler to become assistant director. Contact him at (706) 595-9777 or

Columbia County River Rats Bass Club

Sept. 8 results

Ray Diamond reporting

Tony Postell, 16.15 pounds. Jon Cole, 10.02 pounds. Eric Mora, 8.06 pounds. Big fish: Postell, 6.04 pounds.

The club's top six: Tony Postell, Bart Blackburn, Sammy Landrum, Danny Collier, David Smith, Joe Ludwig. Alternate: Jackie Mimmie. Big fish of the year: Collier, 7.10 pounds.

CSRA Bassmasters

Sept. 27 results

Van Dixon reporting

Ron Smith, five bass, 11.70 pounds. Noel Brown, five bass, 11.35 pounds. Mark Johnson, five bass, 8.50 pounds. Big fish: David Brown, 5.65 pounds. Thirteen fishermen caught 38 bass weighing 67.35 pounds, and all were released alive.

Augusta Bassmasters

Sept. 27 results

Billy Rosier reporting

Jon Hare, five bass, 14 pounds, 6 ounces. Robert Abernathy Jr., five bass, 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Larry Atkins, five bass, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: Hare, 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Ten fishermen caught 22 bass weighing 47 pounds, 8 ounces, and all but one were released alive.

Fripp Island Marina Tournaments

Nov. 7-8: Second Annual Owen Perry Memorial Inshore Tournament. Nov. 28: Kids' Fishing Tournament. More information: The marina at 1 (843) 838-1517.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club


Sunday, bass tournament. Nov. 9, bass tournament. Note: Any Fort Gordon lake is open for fishing.

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 nonmember, 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 at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.



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