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.


American Bass Anglers

American Fishing Tour

National Championship

Oct. 27-29, Lake Murray

Phil Morris reporting

Gene Parker, Asheville, N.C., five bass, 35.55 pounds, Triton bass boat package valued at $50,000. Bobby Stanfill, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 32.88 pounds. Andy Lake, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 28.71 pounds. Augusta area anglers finishing: Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., 23.32 pounds, 12th. Sean Anderson, Leesville, S.C., 21.85 pounds, 16th. Shannon Jordan, Wagener, S.C., 21.44 pounds, 18th. Don Kneece, Saluda, S.C., 21.01 pounds, 19th. Tony Sheppard, Saluda, S.C., 20.51 pounds, 21st. Curtis Temples, Saluda, S.C., 19.86 pounds, 23rd. Cole Winn, Saluda, S.C., 19.50 pounds, 26th. Dan Richey, McCormick, S.C., 16.37 pounds, 38th. Day 1 Big fish: James Stone, Lowndesville, S.C., 5.48 pounds, $3,000.

11th annual Rufus Sawyer Memorial

Children’s Tournament

Oct. 29 results

David & Bonnie Annis reporting

Students from the John de la Howe School near McCormick, S.C., participate. Sponsors included Augusta Marine, Clark Hill Striper Club, Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, Southern Angers Challenge Tournament Trail.

BASS: Winning weight: 6.09 pounds, caught by Thomas S., fishing with Capt. Chuck Reames. Big fish: 1.78 pounds, caught by Joseph L. fishing with Capt. Kurt Glass.

STRIPER: Winning weight: 4.93 pounds, caught by Akealion D., fishing with Capts. Ed Lepley and Mary Ann Edwards. Big fish: 4.44 pounds, caught by Akealion D., fishing with Capts. Ed Lepley and Mary Ann Edwards.

ANY FISH: Winning weight, 13.63 pounds, caught by Kaywhon D., fishing with Capt. Rick Quarles. Big fish: 1.86 pounds, caught by Kaywhon D., fishing with Capt. Rick Quarles.

Twenty-one students caught 69 fish.

Town of Jackson, S.C.

Hook & Cook Festival results

Lynn Sullivan reporting

CATFISH: Jeff Goff, Eric Brinkley and J.C. Greene, 21.4 pounds. Gary Edge and Ally Bolton, 2.94 pounds.

PANFISH: Noel Brown, David Brown and Nick Lumley, 10.42 pounds. Gary Edge and Ally Bolton, 9.06 pounds.

BASS: Brian Archer and Winston Mock, 9.22 pounds. Noel Brown, David Brown and Nick Lumley, 6.40 pounds.

BIG FISH: Catfish, Jeff Goff, Eric Brinkley and J.C. Greene, 21.4 pounds. Bass, David and Wanda White, 6.22 pounds. Panfish (tie), Garry Edge and Ally Bolton and Tony Polson, Scott Murray and Jason Corbin, .86 pound.

Georgia-Carolina Council

Of Boy Scouts Bass Tournament

Nov. 5, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed $1,000 first-place prize, based on a 50-boat field. Entry fee $70 per boat, with $10 optional for big fish pot. Make checks payable to Augusta Bassmasters. For more information, call Larry Atkins at (706) 855-1301.

29th annual Clarks Hill

Fish for Life Foundation’s Toys for Tots

Open Team Bass Tournament

Nov. 26, Wildwood Park

Entry fee: two toys valued at $10 and $25 check payable to Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation. Guaranteed first-place prize is $2,500. One place paid for every 10 boats. Sponsors include Weinberger’s Furniture, Milton Ruben Toyota, Save Phace, Ben Dreamin Outdoors, Sun Gro, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Wal-Mart, Aaron’s, Coca-Cola, Lincolnton Marine, Columbia County and Southern Anglers Challenge. Registration will be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors Nov. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Bill Harvey at (706) 294-4732.

Saturday Morning Fall Bass Tournament

Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Oct. 29 results

Adam Beckum, 12.4 pounds. Brett Graddie, 10.8 pounds. Big fish: Beckum, 6.5 pounds. Twelve anglers in the field.

Tournament hours are safe light until 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per angler. Anglers must register at the new bait shop on Doug Barnard Parkway. For more information, call (706) 722-8263.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Open Team Event

Oct. 23 results

Joey Bishop reporting

Barry McLain and John Sloop, 8.11 pounds. Trey Beck and Lewis Burnett, 7.31 pounds. Big fish: Burnett and Beck, 2.24 pounds.

Next tournament: Nov. 6. Entry fee $20 per 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 B&B Bait & Tackle located at the old Lock and Dam Bait & Tackle Shop. For more information, call Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Oct. 29 results

Eric Mora Reporting

Jon Cole and Ray Fitzgerald, 18.5 pounds.

Next: Saturday. No tournament because of the Boy Scout tournament. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee of $45 including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Carolina Bass Club

October results

Lamond Annas reporting

Robin Whisenant, five bass, 12 pounds, 2 ounces. Billy Freeman, four bass, 12 pounds, 1 ounce. Donald Jones, five bass, 11 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Freeman, 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Fifteen fishermen caught 60 bass weighing 117 pounds, 14 ounces.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

Schedule: Note–all tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Dec. 18, March 10, April 14, April 28. 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, or visit ABA online at

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Nov. 13, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 11, bass tournament, 9 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.


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