Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier 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.


Second annual Tommy Shaw Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

May 30 results

From Wildwood Park

Burke and Jeff Dorn, five bass, 15.76 pounds, $5,000 plus gold bass pendants. Jimmy Bumgarner and Boots Wilson, 15.18 pounds, $2,200. Harvey Kirkland and Gene Williams, 14.50 pounds, $1,400. Stephen Kelly and Tom Futral, 13.48 pounds, $1,100. Jason Haddon and Norm Attaway, 13.12 pounds, $900. Jimmy Graham and Billy Vaughn, 13.04 pounds. Tim and Danny Jones, 12.22 pounds, $550. Chris Rodwell and Jon Hair, 12.20 pounds, $500. Richard Bradshaw and Steve Foust, 11.98 pounds, $400. Steve Coleman and George Parker, 11.70 pounds, $350. Keith Hutto and Eddie Bugess, 11.70 pounds, $275. Bobby Smith and Larry Atkins, 11.58 pounds, $250. Kenny Miles and Barry Frazier, 11.56 pounds, $200. Big fish: Graham and Vaughn, 6.44 pounds, $1,350. The event attracted 135 boats, 11 more than last year. Total purse was $8,710. The event raised $1,222 for the Medical College of Georgia Children's Hospital.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Open Striped Bass Tournament

June 13, Dorn Fishing Facility

On Hawe Creek, McCormick County

Entry fee is $100 per boat. Optional $20 big fish pot fee. On-site registration at Palmetto Angler on June 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Late registration starts at 4 a.m. on June 13. Trailering to different boat ramps is allowed. Fishing starts at 5 a.m., and weigh-in begins at 2 p.m. Two fish per boat will be weighed in. Winners must agree to take a polygraph test. For more information, call Rick Quarles at (803) 221-6543, Chris Hagan at (803) 646-0267 or Joseph Pearson at (803) 221-8820.

Wednesday Night Shootout

June 3 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 11.15 pounds. Eric Mora and Jerry Russell, five bass, 10.14 pounds. Keith Carroll and Donnie Robinson, five bass, 120.7 pounds. Big fish: Reno Reasoner, 4 pounds, 7 ounces. Twenty-nine boats in the field.

Saturday Morning Open Team Tournament, Wildwood Park

Robert Giffin reporting

Next: Saturday out of Cherokee. Entry fee is $55 per team, includes big fish pot. Tournament starts at safe light, and weigh-in starts at 1 p.m.

Open Team Bass Tournament

Calcutta-style, July 11, Wildwood Park

Hours are safe light until 1 p.m. Registration fee is $50 per team and must be paid by July 8. For more information, call Robert Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Stevens Creek Open Team

Bass Tournament

Mark Whitcomb reporting

Next: Saturday. 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. For more information, call Joel Carson at (706) 830-6924, or Mark Whitcomb at (803) 624-2943.

Langley Pond Shootout

June 2 results, Gene Moyer reporting

Jamie Hodges and Danny Carroll, three bass, 4 pounds. Gene Moyer and Mike Craig, three bass, 31/2 pounds. Big fish: Hodges and Carroll, 1 pound, 12 ounces. Nine fishermen competed.

Bass tournament to be held 6-10 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person. A five-bass limit is enforced. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 593-2762.

Bank Runners Bass Club

May 23 results

David Gautier, 14.04 pounds. Steve Storey, 12.03 pounds. Doug Oellerich, 11.12 pounds. Seventeen fishermen caught 53 bass weighing 101.08 pounds.

Belvedere Bass Busters

May results, Robert Giffin reporting

Bill McKie, five bass, 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Keith Carroll, five bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Reno Reasoner, four bass, 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division

Registration will be held at the ramp. Anglers must pay a one-time $30 membership fee. Entry fee is $100, plus a $10 big fish pot fee and $10 championship fee. Entry fees are due the Thursday prior to the tournament to avoid late fees. The 2009 championship pays a guaranteed $15,000 to the winners and 100 percent payback to the remaining paid places.

Schedule: June 20. All tournaments held out of Wildwood Park. For more information, call tournament director Craig Johnson at (706) 564-9564 (cell), (706) 364-6437 (residence) or e-mail Entry fees and forms can be mailed to my address at 406 McCormick Road, Martinez, GA 30907, or dropped off to Augusta Marine Superstore, Broadway Bait & Tackle, Hootie's Outdoors.

Lake Sinclair Division

Schedule: Saturday; July 18. All tournaments out of Little River Park. For more information, call tournament director Bill Harvey at (706) 294-4732 or e-mail

American Bass Anglers

American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament trail for the weekend angler, with more than 116 districts offering more than 1,000 tournaments throughout the nation. Membership is open to anyone 16 years old and over, but is closed to professional fishermen and professional guides. Those under 18 must have their parents' consent.

For more information, call director Dale Hart at (912) 925-5004, e-mail or visit

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule: Saturday, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Sunday, bass tournament, safe light until noon.

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. For more information, call Fred Perry at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.



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