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.


Carolina Bass Club Presents

Summer Saturday Night

Bass Tournaments

Lake Springs Ramps

June 2-August 18

Entry fee $25 per boat (with $2 going toward end of the year Classic on Aug. 25). Payback based upon number of boats entered each week. Five-fish limit per team or individual. Fish must measure a minimum 12 inches. Hours 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. To qualify for the Classic, you must fish a minimum three Saturday night tournaments, or pay $75 plus Classic entry fee of $55 (including $5 big fish pot fee) for a total of $130. More information: Robin Whisenant, (803) 507-1639, or Allen Stevens, (803) 646-0388.

Tailgater by Dish Network

Presents the Inaugural Dish Fish

Open Team Bass Tournament

May 19-20, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex

Entry fee $100 per person, $200 per boat. First place team wins a guaranteed $5,000. Tournament pays out top 30 finishes. Amateurs and pros welcome. $10 big fish pot fee. More information: (866) 208-5901, or visit

Second annual Fish for Life

Free Open Team Bass Tournament

May 5, Wildwood Park

First-place team wins $2,500 out of a total payback of $5,000. Five places paid. Entrants must be members of Fish for Life Foundation and have boat 16 feet or longer with live wells. Sponsors include Hayes Marine, Club Car, Walmart, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Dealer Options, Sun Grow, Milton Ruben Toyota, Aaron’s, Inkboy, Brueckner’s Fine Meats, Fireside Grills and WRDW Channel 12 News.

First Kick’s 99

“Hooked on Country”

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 28 results

Robin Whisenant reporting

Bart Blackburn and Woody Parks, five bass, 21.82 pounds, $10,000. Robert Stampley and Reid Radford, five bass, 21.40 pounds, $2,500. Daniel Brannon and Josh Masters, five bass, 18.98 pounds, $2,000. Jerry Hart and Roy Stewart, five bass, 18.04 pounds, $1,500. Mark Waller and Cain Waller, five bass, 16.52 pounds, $1,300. Brent Quarles and Joey Smith, five bass, 15.92 pounds, $1,200. Jason Snider and Daniel Richey, five bass, 15.28 pounds, $1,100. David and Noel Brown, five bass, 14.56 pounds, $1,000.

Richard Dickerson and John Garrison, five bass, 14.54 pounds, $700. Chris Hadden and Craig Johnson, five bass, 14.44 pounds, $650. Greg Pirchard and Curtis Sanders, five bass, 14.34 pounds, $600. Daryl Opalewski and Lamond Annas, five bass, 14.20 pounds, $550. Jon Hair and Chris Rodwell, five bass, 13.98 pounds, $500. Bo Reed and Charlie Anderson, five bass, 13.86 pounds, $450. Dana and John Majerus, five bass, 13.84 pounds, $400. Gary and Chuck Odom, five bass, 13.46 pounds, $375. Tommy Hardin and John Tankersley, five bass, 13.26 pounds, $350. John Boy Long and Archie Lee, five bass, 13.24 pounds, $325.

Jim Rose and Ed Rice, five bass, 13.22 pounds, $300. Matt Deufel and Nick Voss, five bass, 12.54 pounds, $275. Nathan and Nick Faulkner, five bass, 12.15 pounds, $250. Brady Whitehead and Brandon Jones, five bass, 12.14 pounds, $225. Wes Jenkins and Eric Cumbee, five bass, 12.12 pounds, $200. David Hill and Jay Mathews, five bass, 12.10 pounds, $175. Glenn Cox and Jeffery Woods, five bass, 11.92 pounds, $150. Joseph Gray and Baylor Ronemus, five bass, 11.84 pounds, $125. Mason Miller and Robby Robinson, five bass, 11.74 pounds, $100.

Big fish: Rose and Rice, 7.88 pounds, $1,650. 2nd big fish: Radford and Stampley, 7.78 pounds, $1,100. Total tournament payout: $30,050. 278 teams weighed in 561 bass weighing 1,169.38 pounds and most were released alive.

Wednesday Night Shootout

May 2 results

Greg Davis reporting

Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 15 pounds. Hugh McMurray Sr., and Hugh Jr., five bass, 14 pounds, 7 ounces. Buster Davis and Rick Pace, four bass, 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Mike Whitaker and Ray Fitzgerald, five bass, 13.2 pounds. Big fish: Craig Sowinski, 5.14 pounds. Thirty-one boats in the field.

Fishing hours 6:30 to 10:30. Five-fish limit. Greg Davis, (706) 533-3186, or Doug Oellerich, (706) 533-3482

Savannah River Bass Tournament

April 29 results

Joey Bishop reporting

Brad and Lewis Burnett, 9.50 pounds. Robert Abernathy and Grady Rhodes, 7.06 pounds. Big fish: Abernathy-Rhodes, 5.73 pounds.

April 15 results

Adam Beckum and Kenny Darnall 6.19 pounds. Robert Moyer and Mike Sovive, 4.73 pounds. Big fish: Brian and Brandon Archer, 1.93 pounds.

Next tournament: May 20. Entry fee $40 per team or person with 100% 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. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Evans Bassmasters

April 21 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Glenn Hubbard, five bass, 9 pounds, 6 ounces. Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Larry Hubbard, five bass, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. No big fish. Sixteen fishermen caught 43 bass weighing 71 pounds, 6 ounces.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Lake Springs Ramps

Next: Saturday. Tournament hours safe light until 3:30 p.m. Register at the ramps. Entry fee: $100. Big fish pot: $10. Five-fish limit. More information: Eric Mora, 706 533-0639.

Langley Pond Shootout

May 1 results

Gene Moyer reporting

Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours 6 to 10 p.m., every Tuesday. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Night Bass Tournaments

At Wildwood Park

Starting Saturday, the events run from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Entry fees are $55 with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. A portion of each entry fee will go toward the Summer Night Championship scheduled Aug. 1. Special thanks go to David Whyte at Augusta Marine for sponsoring the events. More information: Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487, or Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Charley Doyle reporting

2011-2012 Schedule

On Thurmond Lake

All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: May 19. More information: Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846, or Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

2012 schedule: Note: all tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Next: May 6 (Sunday), 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. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

April 22 results

From Thurmond Lake

Phil Morris reporting

Don Kneece, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 11.01 pounds, $453. Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 10.17 pounds, $186. Jay Treon, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 9.53 pounds, plaque. Big fish: Kneece, 4.98 pounds.

Next: May 5-6, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

2012 fishing schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): May 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 20, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 2, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. 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. More information: Fred Perry, 706-791-5078, or 706-833-2834 res. or 706-541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.



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