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.
Wednesday Night Shootout
Starts April 17
Lake Springs Ramp
Entry fee is $35. More information: Greg Davis, (706) 533-3186.
Fish for Life
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 20, Wildwood Park
Entry fee is $50 plus $10 big fish pot (only one big fish). Guaranteed first-place purse of $2,500 based on 50 boats. Fifteen places paid, with 15th place earning $200. Register online at www.chfishfor life.com. Polygraph tests will be administered. Local tournament rules apply. Pre-registration will be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors on April 18 from 5-7 p.m. Late registration will take place tournament morning before safe light at the ramp. Sponsors include Hayes Marine, Wal-Mart, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Aaron’s Save Phace, Dealer Options, Columbia County, Broadway Bait & Tackle, Brueckner’s Fine Meats. Ink Boy, Fireside Outdoor Kitchens and Grills, First Bank of Georgia and Channel 12 news. More information: Ron Brown, (706) 830-6439, or Steve Faust, (706) 833-9660.
Hayes Marine 6th annual
Boat Show & Open House
Off Trade Winds Marina Road
More information: www.hayes marine.com.
Kicks99 Hooked on Country
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 27, Wildwood Park
Guaranteed $15,000 for first-place team. Entry fee is $125, includes big fish pot with $2,000 for first-place fish and $1,000 for second. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clark Hill Committee rules apply. Pre-registration will be held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m at North Augusta Customs, 5940 Jefferson Davis Highway (half-mile inside I-520 bypass), or at www.kicks99.com. Drawing for boat positions start at 7 p.m. Late registration at the ramp from 5-6 a.m. tournament day, with a late fee of $10. Sponsored by Kicks99, Clark Hill Committee and Milton Ruben Toyota. More information: visit www.kicks99.com.
Clark Hill Striper Club
May 18, Wildwood Park
Demonstrations and programs from 1:30-3 p.m. include using down lines, using planer boards, fishing with cut bait, fishing with artificials, the movements of striped bass, how to clean and cook striped bass. The public also can register to win a free fishing trip on Thurmond Lake with either Capt. Mark Crawford, Capt. Ted Boileau or Capt. Tony Shepherd. Check the rules at www.CHSC.us.
Savannah River Classic
Sponsored by Lower Savannah River Alliance, entry fee is $25 per angler, with those 15-and- under $10. Registration includes an event t–shirt and a barbecue ticket. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in each of the following categories: striped bass, catfish, largemouth bass, panfish (redbreasts, crappies, bream, shellcracker). Family entertainment and activities, including a bluegrass band, all day. There also will be prizes for the largest three species aggregate weight. To register or for more information: www.lowersavannahriver alliance.org.
Open Team Bass Tournament
June 8-9, Wildwood Park
Guaranteed first-place purse of $12,000. Entry fee is $125, big fish pot fee is $20 (pays big fish each day). Tournament benefits Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance and local youth anglers. More information: The Tackle Shop (Jon Hair), (706) 432-8225.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Next: Saturday. Entry fee is $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. Five-fish limit. More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.
Hawe Creek Bass Club
April 7 results
Mark T. Abbott reporting
Bubba Davenport, five bass, 13.40 pounds. Phil Morris, five bass, 8.44 pounds. Jeff Mabe, five bass, 8.39 pounds. Big fish: Davenport, 3.33 pounds.
2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments
Clark Hill Memorial (open team), May 11; Mr. Clark Hill (members only), Oct. 4-5; Chuck Chapel (open team), Dec. 7. All of the tournaments feature a guaranteed first-place prize of $5,000. Clark Hill Committee members also compete for Angler of the Year, with a $1,500 prize. More information, visit www.mrclark hillcommittee.com. or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.
Langley Pond Shootout
Wednesday night results
Gene Moyer reporting
Bubba Moyer and Rusty Norris, five bass, 10 pounds, 6 ounces. Gene Moyer and Mike Craig, five bass, 7 pounds. Big fish: J.C. Dicks, 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Eleven boats in the field.
Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit, 12 inches long or longer. Hours are 6-10 p.m. More information: Moyer, (803) 270-1580.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Clark Hill Division tournaments: Saturday, May 4, June 15.
All tournaments will be held at Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $75 per boat, with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. Optional big fish pot fee is $10. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. More information: www.southernanglerschallenge.com. Also, Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487, or Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Saturday-Sunday (two one-day events), Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. June 15, Wildwood Park. July 20, Wildwood Park. Aug. 127, Wildwood Park. Sept. 14-15, two-day, at Wildwood Park.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.american bassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Schedule: April 21, Clearwater Cove, Lake Wateree. April 28, Dreher State Park, Lake Murray. June 2, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex, Thurmond Lake. July 14, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Aug. 11, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. Sept. 7-8, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex, Thurmond Lake.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): April 21, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 5, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 19, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 1, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. June 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 23, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 14, bass tournament, 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 11, bass tournament, 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 28, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 20, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 3, bass tour nament, safe light until noon. Dec. 8, 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.