Fishing tournaments

Savannah River Bass Tournament


Open Team Event

Next: Sept. 12. Register at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam before 6:15 a.m. Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours safe light until noon. Weigh-in from 10 to noon at Lock and Dam Bait & Tackle. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

Aug. 14 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Brandon Warnock, by himself, five bass, 10.72 pounds.Annas and Darle Opalewski, five bass, 9.32 pounds. Chris Hadden, by himself, four bass, 8.63 pounds. Big fish: Hadden, 3.27 pounds. Twenty-four boats in the field.

Entry fee is $25 per boat ($2 goes toward year-end Classic payback). Tournament hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Year-end Classic is slated for Saturday, Aug. 28, from 5 p.m. to midnight. Classic entry fee is $55, including $5 for the big fish pot. To qualify for the Classic, anglers must fish a minimum of two Saturday night tournaments, or pay the Classic entry fee and an additional $45. Five-fish limit for team or individual. Payback based on the number of boats entered each week. More information: Donald Jones, (706) 832-0147; Robin Whisenant, (803) 507-1639, or Allen Stevens, (803) 646-0388.

Westside Bassmasters

Aug. 7 results

Jimmy Huffman reporting

Harvey Kirkland, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, Jeff Dorn, 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Chris Gould, 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Big fish: Kenney Miles, 3 pounds, 12 ounces.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Aug. 14 results

Joseph Person reporting

Grady Curl and Tommy Blum, three fish, 42.18 pounds. Martin and Jackson Steed, six fish, 31.12 pounds. Tommy Lindley, six fish, 31 pounds. Big fish: Curl and Blum, 25.77 pounds. Twenty fishermen in eight boats caught 31 fish weighing 181.37 pounds.

Langley Pond Shootout

Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours Tuesdays are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Five-fish limit. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 593-2762.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Aug. 7 results

Eric Mora reporting

Steve Storey, by himself, five bass, 12 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: Storey, 3 pounds, 8 ounces.

Next: Saturday, Wildwood Park, safe light until 2 p.m. Entry $55 including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. More information: Eric Mora, 706-533-0639.

American Bass Anglers

Division 26 Tournaments

Next: Sept. 4, Cherokee ramp.

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 Dale Hart, (912) 925-5004, or William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournament

Aug. 15 results

From Lake Greenwood

Phil Morris reporting

Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 9.56 pounds, $617. Phil Morris, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 9.35 pounds, $373. George Berry, Saluda, three bass, 8.76 pounds, $97. Big fish: Phillip Anderson, Saluda, 4.68 pounds, $181.

Next: Sept. 19, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Aug. 15 results

Fred Perry reporting

Bob Palagyi and Jewel Jessie, five bass, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Cary Rook and Greg Stoll, four bass, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Stoll. 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Seventeen anglers caught 23 bass weighing 37 pounds.

Next: Sept. 19 -- 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. 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.