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

July 14 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Wesley Steinmeyer Jr. and Sr., five bass, 11.795 pounds. John and Dana Majerus, five bass, 10.76 pounds. O’Neal Johnston and Shawn Hall, five bass, 10.44 pounds. Big fish: Johnston and Hall, 5.89 pounds. Twenty-one boats in the field.

Entry fee $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: 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.

Wednesday Night Shootout

July 17 results

Greg Davis reporting

David and Tyler Matthews, five bass, 14 pounds, 14 ounces. Mark Wiseman and Steve Justice, five bass, 13 pounds, 2 ounces. Charley Doyle and Shawn Holland, five bass, 12 pounds, 2 ounces. Woody Parks and Jason Williamson, five bass, 11 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Doyle, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Twenty-eight boats in the field.

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 Davis at (706) 533-3186 or Doug Oelllerich at (706) 533-3482.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

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

Evans Bassmasters

July 14 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Don Smith, five bass, 11 pounds, 10 ounces. Pete Petro, five bass, 11 pounds, 2 ounces. Bob Wynn, five bass, 9 pounds, 14 ounces. Twelve fishermen caught 44 bass weighing 79 pounds, 3 ounces.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

July 14 results

Tom Hall reporting

John Boy Long, five bass, 11.45 pounds. Tom Hall, five bass, 10.65 pounds. Paul Christian, five bass, 8.87 pounds. Big fish: Long, 5.51 pounds. Twenty fishermen caught 51 bass weighing 115 pounds.

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

July 14 results

Charley Doyle reporting

Jason Williamson and Woody Parks, five bass, 20.34 pounds. Charley Doyle and Shawn Holland, five bass, 12.46 pounds, Eddie Bankston and Vernon Anthony, five bass, 9.95 pounds. Big fish: David and J.C. Whyte, 6.39 pounds. Nine boats in the fie4ld.

July 7 results

David and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 18.10 pounds. Eddie Bankston and Vernon Anthony, five bass, 13.94 pounds. Randy Fisher by himself, five bass, 12.85 pounds. Big fish: J.C. Whyte, 8.86 pounds. Ten boats in the field.

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.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

NOTE: William Hooker has reconsidered and will stay on as District 26 director. He will drive out west during October to compete in the Angler of the Year Championship tournament in Lake Hudson near Pryor, Okla., on Oct. 19-20. He’ll compete in the American Fishing Tour Championship Oct. 24-26 in the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Nov. 17, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Dec. 15, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Jan. 26, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. Feb. 9, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. March 9, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. April 13-14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex.

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

July 14-15 Division Championship results

From Lake Greenwood

Andy Lake, Batesburg, S.C., eight bass, 17.60 pounds, $796.50. Sean Anderson, Leesville, S.C., seven bass, 15.84 pounds, $420. Gene Parker, Asheville, N.C., seven bass, 15.09 pounds, $60. Big fish: Earl Purcell, Chapin, S.C., 7.64 pounds. Note: Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., wins D-96 Angler of the Year and qualified to fish the national tournament in Oklahoma. Top prize is a Triton boat package worth $55,000. The D-96 big fish winner is Robin Whisenant, North Augusta, for his 8.53-pound fish caught in Lake Greenwood on Feb. 26.

Season: July 22, Wateree, Clearwater Cove. Aug. 26, Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Sept. 23, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park. Oct. 14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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.