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.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Open Team Event
Joey Bishop reporting
Next: TBA. Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours are safe light until 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the old Lock and Dam Bait & Tackle Shop. For more information, call Bishop at (706) 755-4651.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Dec. 17 results
Eric Mora reporting
Steve DeBord and Barry Thames, five bass, 18.5 pounds. Donald Miller and Tommy Nelson, five bass, 13.3 pounds.
Next: An individual tournament will be held next Monday out of Wildwood Park. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Dec. 17 results
Bob Wynn reporting
Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 12 pounds, 7 ounces. Wynn, five bass, 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Al Hardy, two bass, 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: Guilbeau, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 39 bass weighing 70 pounds. Mason’s striper was the largest of its species caught by the club this year.
Clark Hill Bassmasters
Tom Hall reporting
Top 6 for 2011
John Boy Long, 84.49 pounds; Tom Hall, 82.14 pounds; Doug Winters, 79.7 pounds; Tracy Evridge, 70.2 pounds; Paul Christian, 67.0 pounds; Colden Story, 64.3 pounds.
Carolina Bass Club
Lamond Annas reporting
Curtis Temples, five bass, 13 pounds, 11 ounces. Robin Whisenant, five bass, 13 pounds. Brad Barton, five bass, 11 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Bubba Jones, 4 pounds, 12 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 41 bass weighing 84 pounds, 11 ounces. The club’s Top 6 for 2011: Robin Whisenant, 105 pounds, 12 ounces; Curtis Temples, 105 pounds, 9 ounces; Darle Opalewski, 91 pounds, 7 ounces; Lamond Annas, 90 pounds, 8 ounces; Billy Freeman, 88 pounds, 6 ounces; Donald Jones, 75 pounds, 14 ounces. Largest five-fish stringer: Ken Redd, 18 pounds, 10 ounces. Big fish of the year: Temples, 5 pounds, 10 ounces.
Dec. 11 results
Jeff Martinelli reporting
Jason Sowinski, five bass, 22.5 pounds. Jeff Martinelli, four bass, 10.9 pounds. Craig Sowinski, five bass, 8.15 pounds. Big fish: Sowinski, 5.3 pounds. Eight anglers caught 24 bass.
Bank Runners Bass Club
Jody Quattlebaum reporting
Scott Collins, 16 pounds, 9 ounces. Frank Sabo, 11 pounds, 5 ounces. Robert Giffin, 9 pounds, 14 ounces.
Bill Mackey, 11 pounds, 1 ounce. Collins, 10 pounds, 14 ounces. Jack Corey, 8 pounds, 14 ounces.
The club’s Top 6 for 2011: Eric Mora, Sabo, Collins, Mackey, Steve Storey, Hal Sharpe.
Clark Hill Striper Club
Dec. 17 results
Joseph Pearson reporting
Tommy Lindley and Eddie Mason, six fish, 78.04 pounds. Tim Barton and Ricky Holsenback, six fish, 47.66 pounds. Rosy and Ben Graham, Ryan Tripp, Tony Sheppard, Roy Phillips, Dave Nawyn, six fish, 35.91 pounds. Big fish: Mason, 34.85 pounds. Seven boats containing 17 fishermen caught 26 fish weighing 199.83 pounds.
Southern Anglers Challenge
On Thurmond Lake
All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: Clark Hill Division, Jan. 6, Feb. 25, March 24, April 21, May 19. For more information, call Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846 or Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
Schedule: Note all tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Jan. 28, Feb. 18, March 10, April 14, April 28, May 6. Division championship June 2-3. Membership dues are $25 and the tournament fee is $70. Tournament hours are safe light until 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 email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
Phil Morris reporting
Next: Jan. 8, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray (open tournament). Feb. 26, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. March 18, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. April 22, Dorn ramp, Clarks Hill. May 5-6, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Jan. 29, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. March 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 25, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 29, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 20, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 2, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 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 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. 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.