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 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.
Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation
Members are eligible to participate in three annual bass tournaments that pay back $10,000 first-place money. Entry fee is $100 per year, $20 membership fee and two toys. The team earning the most points at the end of the year will earn an additional $1,000. The foundation helps local children and cancer patients in need. For more information, call (706) 830-6439 or (706) 833-9660.
2012 Bassmaster Classic
Feb. 24-26, Red River
Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
Chris Lane, Guntersville, Ala., 51.6 pounds, $500,000. Greg Vinson, 47.15 pounds, $45,000. Keith Poche, 45.15 pounds, $42,500.
Walmart Bass Fishing League
Savannah River Division
March 4 results
From Wildwood Park
BOATERS: Daryl McClellon, Cornelia, Ga., 21 pounds, 12 ounces, $5,014. Jacob Whitaker, Fair View, N.C., 20 pounds, 11 ounces, $2,507. Jessie Fitzgerald, Martinez, 20 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,670. Area anglers in the money: Danny Kirk, Bartow, Ga., 4th, 19 pounds, 7 ounces, $1,170. Steve Debord, Grovetown, 7th, 17 pounds, 12 ounces, $836. Mark Curry, Evans, 10th, 15 pounds, 15 ounces, $585. Woody Parks, Lincolnton, Ga., 11th, 15 pounds, 1 ounce, $526. Sammy Landrum, Appling, Ga., 13th, 14 pounds, 12 ounces, $468. Keith Williamson, Lincolnton, Ga., 16th, 14 pounds, 6 ounces, $401. Eric Mora, Evans, 19th, 13 pounds, 7 ounces, $351. Jonathan Cole., Martinez, 22nd, 13 pounds, 1 ounce, $318. Big fish: Kim Carver, Milledgeville, Ga., 6 pounds, 6 ounces, $765.
CO-ANGLERS: Randy Jones, Elberton, Ga., 20 pounds, 11 ounces, $2,507. Scott Roberts, Asheville, N.C., 19 pounds, 5 ounces, $1,253., Deion Latimer, Belton, S.C., 17 pounds, 13 ounces, $837. Area anglers finishing in the money: Joshua Lowe, Grovetown, 5th, 16 pounds, 7 ounces, $501. Gant Conley, Kite, Ga., 7th, 14 pounds, 2 ounces, $418. Charles Dickens, Augusta, 12th, 11 pounds, 7 ounces, $242. Adam Beckum, Augusta, 17th, 10 pounds, 12 ounces, $192. Clay Wilson, Evans, 18th, 10 pounds, 9 ounces, $184. Roy Beneteau, Swainsboro, Ga., 22nd, 10 pounds, 2 ounces, $159. Big fish: Anthony Marks, 9 pounds, 4 ounces, $382.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Joey Bishop reporting
Next tournament: March 11. Entry fee $40 per team or person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours safe light to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the lock and dam. For more information, call Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Eric Mora reporting
Next: TBA. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee $45. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
North Augusta Middle School
Fishing Team Tournament
March 7 results
Jeanine Wilson reporting
JW Jones, two bass, 5.92 pounds. Kyle Shreve, three bass, 2.1 pounds. Sean Hall, two bass, 1.84 pounds. Big fish: Jones, 4.85 pounds.
Carolina Bass Club
Lamond Annas reporting
Robin Whisenant, five bass, 12.94 pounds. Brad Barton, five bass, 12.79 pounds. Billy Freeman, five bass, 12.54 pounds. Big fish: Barton, 5.87 pounds. Fourteen fishermen caught 63 bass weighing 114.02 pounds.
Southern Anglers Challenge
On Thurmond Lake
All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: Clark Hill Division, March 24, April 21, May 19. For more information, call Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846, or Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
Schedule: Note: all tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Next: Sunday, April 15, April 29, May 6, May 26 (Dorn Ramp, Hawe Creek). Division championship June 2-3. Membership dues are $25 and the tournament fee is $70. Tournament hours are safe light to 3 p.m. 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 Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Next: March 18, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. April 22, Dorn ramp, Clarks Hill. May 5-6, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Sunday, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 25, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 29, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 20, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 2, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 to 11 a.m. June 10, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 24, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 8, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Aug. 12, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 9, Fort Gordon Sportsman Club Crappie Tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 16, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 22, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 28, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 18, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 9, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 Perry at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.