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 is (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.


Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

July 25 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Chad Hamm and Bobby Hamm, five bass, 9 pounds, 13 ounces. Larry Stewart and Don Smith, four bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Darle Opalewski and Lamond Annas, four bass, 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: The Hamms, 4 pounds, 1 ounce. Twenty-seven boats in the field.

Entry fee $22 per boat. Tournament hours 6-11 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 22. Register at the Lake Springs boat ramp each week. The year-end Classic will be held on Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Entry fee is $55, including $5 for the big fish pot. To qualify to fish the Classic, entrants must fish a minimum two Saturday night tournaments, or pay the Classic fee plus $45 for $100 total. Five-fish limit. Individual payback depends on the number of boats entered each week. For more information, call Lonnie Kuehl at (706) 833-2466 or Donald Jones (706) 832-0147.

Wednesday Night Shootout

July 30 results

Robert Giffin reporting

David Whyte and C.G. Doolittle, two bass, 7 pounds. Craig Sowinski and Jason Sowinski, three bass, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Doug Sellers and Dennis Dickens, three bass, 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Whyte and Doolittle, 3 pounds, 15 ounces.

Next tournament is the Classic Saturday out of Wildwood Park. Entrants must have fished a minimum of six tournaments to qualify. Classic entry fee is $55 per boat including big fish pot.

A cookout for fishermen and their families will be held from 2-4 p.m., and the tournament will follow from 4 to midnight. For more information, call Robert Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Saturday Morning Open Team Tournament

Wildwood Park

July 25 results

Eric Mora reporting

Eric Mora, five bass, 7.02 pounds.

Next: Saturday out of Wildwood Park. Entry fee $55 per team, includes big fish pot. Tournament starts at safe light and weigh-in starts at a time to be determined. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Sunday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

July 26 results

Mario Hall reporting

Mike and J.T. Powell, 5.93 pounds. Reed Radford and Glen Davis, 5.93 pounds. Mario and JaMario Hall, 5.82 pounds. Big fish: Gary Powell and Brant Tanner, 2.79 pounds. Twenty-eight fishermen in the field.

Next: Aug. 9 at Amity Park, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Entry fee $35 per team (includes big fish pot), 100 percent payback. For more information, call Mario Hall at (706) 466-5730.

Every Wednesday Nite

Open Team Bass Tournament

July 29 results

Mario Hall reporting

Mario and JaMario Hall, 5.11 pounds. Mike Sexton and Mike Powell, 4.65 pounds. Thomas Bowick, 4.45 pounds. Big fish: Bowick, 4.45 pounds.

Next: Aug. 5 at Amity Park. Entry fee $35 per team (includes big fish pot). Tournament hours 6-10 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mario Hall at (706) 466-5730.

Carolina Bass Club

July results

Lamond Annas reporting

Billy Freeman, five bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Lamond Annas, three bass, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Bubba Jones, three bass, 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Lonnie Kuehl, 3 pounds, 10 ounces. Twelve fishermen caught 25 bass weighing 44 pounds, 5 ounces.

Columbia County River Rats

July results

Ray Diamond reporting

Eric Mora, 7.02 pounds. Jackie Mimmie, 6.07 pounds. Scotty Baker, 6.03 pounds.

Greenbrier Bassmasters

July 25 results

Charles Lewis reporting

Doug Sellers, two bass, 5.25 pounds. Charles Lewis, five bass, 5.20 pounds. Chad Graham, three bass, 4.55 pounds. Big fish: sellers, 3.30 pounds. Twelve fishermen caught 19 bass weighing 25.13 pounds.

Augusta Bass Club

July 25 results

William Hooker reporting

Ron Brown, one bass, 2.84 pounds. William Hooker, one bass, 2.24 pounds. Donnie Roberson, two bass, 2.12 pounds. Big fish: Brown, 2.84 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

Dale Hart reporting

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 ABA online at

Saltwater tournaments

Fripp Island Marina

Sept. 4-5: 19th annual Fripp Island Kingfish Tournament. Date is to be announced for the third annual Owen Perry Memorial Inshore Tournament. Nov. 27: 10th annual Kids Fishing Tournament. Three charter captains are based at the marina, which offers a fleet of new rental boats and Fripper II, a new 49-passenger catamaran excursion boat. For more information, call (843) 838-1517.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Fred Perry reporting

2009 schedule: Aug. 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 20, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 26, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 15, 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.

The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Mrs. Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times if you wish to find the offer.

The Major Periods are shown in boldface type. These begin at the times shown and last for an hour and a half or two hours thereafter. The Minor Periods, shown in regular type, are of somewhat shorter duration.

A.M. P.M.

Date Day Minor Major Minor Major

July 31 Fri 1:50 7:55 2:05 8:20

Aug. 1 Sat 2:35 8:45 2:55 9:10

2 Sun 3:25 9:30 3:45 9:55

3 Mon 4:10 10:20 4:30 10:40

4 Tues 4:55 11:05 5:15 11:25

5 Wed 5:40 11:45 5:55 ---

6 Thur 6:20 12:05 6:35 12:25

7 Fri 7:00 12:45 7:20 1:10

8 Sat 7:45 1:35 8:10 1:55

9 Sun 8:30 2:20 8:55 2:40


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