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.
37th annual Rebel Open Team Bass Tournament
Saturday, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex
On Hawe Creek, Thurmond Lake
Team tournament only. No individuals. Entry fee $110 plus $10 big fish pot. $1,000 guaranteed first place. Safe light until 3 p.m. For more information, call Sam Armstrong at (864) 229-9769.
Wildwood Bass Club
Open Individual Tournament
Trey Beck, 25.13 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 19.14 pounds. Tony Postell, 17.11 pounds. Matt Bickley, 16.15 pounds. Keith Williamson, 16.13 pounds. Big fish: Postell, 7.15 pounds.
Saturday, Wildwood Park
Entry fee $35 per man and $5 big fish pot. Safe light until 3 p.m. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation
Members are eligible to participate in three annual bass tournaments that pay back $10,000 first-place money. Entry fee is $100 per year, $20 membership fee and two toys. The team earning the most points at the end of the year will earn an additional $1,000. The foundation helps local children and cancer patients in need. For more information, call (706) 830-6439 or (706) 833-9660.
Annual Tommy Shaw Memorial
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 7, Wildwood Park
Guaranteed first place is $5,000. Pre-registration entry fee $110, including big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Registration and drawing will be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans on April 5, with the drawing starting at 7 p.m. If neither team member is a member of a Clark Hill Committee club, cost is an additional $50. All boats must be checked in at the ramp by 6 a.m.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Joey Bishop reporting
Next tournament: Sunday. Entry fee $40 per team or 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 at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the lock and dam. For more information, call Bishop at (706) 755-4651.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Eric Mora reporting
Next: Saturday. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee $45. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Tony Postell at (706) 564-8661.
Langley Pond Shootout
March 20 results
Gene Moyer and Donald Kelly, three bass, 9 pounds. G.C. Williams and Terry Redd, five bass, 8.5 pounds. Big fish: Gene Moyer, 5 pounds.
Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours 6 to 10 p.m., every Tuesday. For more information, call Gene Moyer, (803) 270-1580.
Columbia County River Rats Bass Club
Trey Beck, five bass, 25.13 pounds. Bart Blackburn, five bass, 19.14 pounds. Tony Postell, five bass, 17.11 pounds. Big fish: Postell, 7.15 pounds.
Bank Runners Bass Club
Jody Quattlebaum reporting
Eddie Yassney, 17 pounds, 8 ounces. Paul Drake, 15 pounds, 4 ounces. Scott Collins, 14 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish (tie): Yassney and Kevin Stewart, 5 pounds, 13 ounces.
Clark Hill Striper Club
March 17 results
Joseph Pearson reporting
Tony Shepherd, Ted Boileau and Nick Dibella, six fish, 45.75 pounds. Rick Quarles, Vern Smith and Roy Huffman, six fish, 45.02 pounds. Eddie Mason and Tommy Linley, six fish, 36.37 pounds. Big fish: Rob Herrington, 10.43 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, Saturday, 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. Next: April 15, April 29, May 6, 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. For more information, call director William Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
March 18 results
From Lake Murray
Phil Morris reporting
Will Anderson, Chapin, S.C., five bass, 20.16 pounds. Gene Parker, Asheville, N.C., five bass, 17.57 pounds. John Axsom, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 17.09 pounds. Big fish: Anderson, 5.83 pounds.
Next: 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): Sunday, 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 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. 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.