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 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

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 21, Wildwood Park

Entry fee is $75. One place paid for every 10 boats. Guaranteed first-place payout is $5,000. Hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Free food and drinks. Kids’ fishing rodeo for 2- to 12-year-olds all day. Registration at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 5 to 7 p.m., on April 19. Fishing rodeo entrants should register, too, but they also can register on site. A drawing for a $1,000 scholarship will be held following the rodeo. Event beneficiaries include handicapped children, children afflicted by cancer, senior citizens. Sponsors include Hayes Marine, Club Car, SunGrow, Walmart, Dealer Options, Aaron’s. Toyota, Ink Boy, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Milton Ruben and WRDW-TV, Channel 12.

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.

Annual Tommy Shaw Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

Saturday, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed first place is $5,000. Pre-registration entry fee is $110, including big fish pot. Hours are safe light until 3 p.m. If neither team member is a member of a Clark Hill Committee club, cost is an additional $50. All boats must be checked in at the ramp by 6 a.m.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Next: April 15. Entry fee is $40 per team or person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Hours are 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.

Augusta Bass Club

March 31 results

William Hooker reporting

Kurt Roberson, 15.56 pounds. Tim Rizner, 15.20 pounds. Joel Carson, 12.38 pounds. Big fish: Rizner, 5.12 pounds.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

March 24 results

Tom Hall reporting

Tom Hall, five bass, 16.31 pounds. Jim Holton, five bass, 15.96 pounds. Doug Winters, five bass, 12.77 pounds. Big fish: Holton, 5.57 pounds. Twenty-fishermen caught 91 bass weighing 167 pounds.

Langley Pond Shootout

April 3 results

Robbie Jeffords and Wayne White, two bass, 3 pounds, 15 ounces. Big fish: Jeffords and White, 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Bubba and Dana Koss, two bass, 2 pounds, 13 ounces (tie), J.C. Dicks, by himself, two bass, 2 pounds, 13 ounces (the Kosses and Dicks agreed to split their winnings).

Entry fee is $20 per person. Hours are 6-10 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Carolina Bass Club

March results

Lamond Annas reporting

Robin Whisenant, five bass, 16.07 pounds. Lamond Annas, five bass, 14.90 pounds. Shannon Ryles, five bass, 14.0415 pounds. Big fish: Lonnie Kuehl, 6.98 pounds. Fourteen fishermen caught 68 bass weighing 143.745 pounds.

Southern Anglers Challenge

On Thurmond Lake

Schedule: Out of Wildwood Park. Clark Hill Division, Saturday, April 21. For more information, call Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846 or Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Schedule: Out of Wildwood Park. Next: April 15. Division championship June 2-3. Membership dues are $25 and the tournament fee is $70. Hours are safe light to 3 p.m. For more information, contact director William Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail or go to

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Next: April 22, Dorn ramp, Clarks Hill.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule: At Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted: April 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.



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