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.


Carolina Bass Club Presents

Summer Saturday Night

Bass Tournaments

Lake Springs Ramps

Through August 18

June 9 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Nick Voss and Zack Lamb, five bass, 12.305 pounds. Hans Cansler and Jon Holsenback, five bass, 11.56 pounds. Eddie Yassney and Joe Thompson, five bass, 10.11 pounds. Big fish: Ben Hayward and Mark Coleman, 4.01 pounds. Eighteen boats in the field.

Entry fee is $25 per boat (with $2 going toward end of the year Classic on Aug. 25). Payback based upon number of boats entered each week. Five-fish limit per team or individual. Fish must measure a minimum 12 inches. Hours 6-11 p.m. To qualify for the Classic, you must fish a minimum three Saturday night tournaments, or pay $75 plus Classic entry fee of $55 (including $5 big fish pot fee) for a total of $130. For more information, call Robin Whisenant at (803) 507-1639 or Allen Stevens at (803) 646-0388.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Joey Bishop reporting

Next tournament: June 24. 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.

Wednesday Night Shootout

June 13 results

Greg Davis reporting

Dennis Dickens and Craig Sowinski, five bass, 15.5 pounds. Ray Fitzgerald and Smilin’ Jon Cole, five bass, 143.5 pounds. Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 12.14 pounds. Jared Driver and Cal Morris, five bass, 12.4 pounds. Big fish: Fitzgerald and Cole, 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Thirty-nine boats in the field.

Note: The tournament scheduled for July 4 instead will be held on July 3.

Hours are 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Wildwood Park. Entry fee $35 per team, $30 individual, including big fish pot. For more information, call Greg Davis at (706) 533-3186, or Doug Oelllerich at (706) 533-3482.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

June 9 results

Eric Mora reporting

Ray Diamond and Donald Miller, five bass, 16.81 pounds. Frank Sabo and Daryl Weeks, five bass, 15.2. Big fish: Reno Reasoner, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Thirteen boats in the field.

Next: Saturday morning. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Register at the Wildwood Park ramps. Entry fee: $50, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at 706 533-0639.

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours 6-10 p.m., every Tuesday. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Night Bass Tournaments

At Wildwood Park

Events run every Saturday through Aug. 25 from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Entry fees are $55 with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. A portion of each entry fee will go toward the Summer Night Championship scheduled Aug. 1. Special thanks go to David Whyte at Augusta Marine for sponsoring the events. Go online at for details on how you can qualify to fish for $10,000 on the lake in September. For more information, call Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487 or Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846.

Southern Anglers Challenge

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

We are looking for a new director. Interested parties should contact William Hooker at the phone number or e-mail listed below. 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

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: Division Championship July 14-15, Lake Greenwood State Park

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

June 10 results

Fred Perry reporting

Jewel Jessie and Bob Palagyi, five bass, 14 pounds, 13 ounces. Big fish: Palagyi, 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Eleven fishermen weighed 32 bass totaling 55 pounds.

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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, 8-11 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.