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.


Here’s a list of open ramps

On Thurmond Lake

Amity Recreation Area, Big Hart Recreation Area, Chamberlain Ferry Ramp, Clarks Hill Park, Dordon Creek Ramp, Double Branches Ramp, Gill Point Ramp, Hawe Creek Campground, Hesters Ferry Campground, Keg Creek Ramp, Lake Springs Park, Landam Creek Ramp, Leathersville Ramp, LeRoy’s Ferry Campground, Modoc Ramp, Morrahs Ramp, Mt. Carmel Campground, Mt. Carmel Picnic Area, Parksville Recreation Area, Petersburg Campground Ramp, Raysville Campground Ramp, Ridge Road Campground Ramp, Scotts Ferry Ramp*, Winfield Campground Ramp. *Single lane ramp open; double-lane ramp closed. Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web site:

Carolina Bass Club Presents

Summer Saturday Night

Bass Tournaments

Lake Springs Ramps

Through August 18

July 21 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Greg Davis and Doug Oellerich, five bass, 10.815 pounds. William Black and Ben Black, four bass, 10.705 pounds. Bubba Jones, by himself, two bass, 9.025 pounds. Big fish: Jones, 7.955 pounds. Sixteen 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

July 22 results

Joey Bishop reporting

Adam Beckum and Kenny Darnell, four bass, 16.98 pounds. Lewis and Brad Burnett, five bass, 5.72 pounds. Big fish: Beckum and Darnell, 6.92 pounds.

Next tournament: Aug. 5. 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 24 results

Greg Davis reporting

Chris Rodwell and Jon Hair, five bass, 9 pounds, 15 ounces. Larry Atkins and Brandon Warnock, five bass, 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Gene Williams and Harvey Kirkland, five bass, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Reno Reasoner and Steven Reasoner, five bass, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: Danny Kirk, 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Thirty-two boats in the field. Classic will be held Saturday from 5:30 to 12:30 p.m.

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

Eric Mora reporting

Next: Saturday. Tournament hours safe light until 1 p.m. Entry fee: $45, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Columbia County

River Rats Bass Club

July results

Ray Diamond reporting

Sammy Landrum, 18.2 pounds. Trey Beck, 11.4 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 11.2 pounds. Big fish: Landrum, 6.5 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 21 results

Charley Doyle reporting

Charley Doyle and Shawn Holland, bass, 14.94 pounds. Billy and Robert Russell, five bass, 10.12 pounds. Chris Hadden and Warren Whitaker, five bass, 8.25 pounds. Big fish: Holland, 5.29 pounds.

Events run every Saturday through Aug. 25 from 5:30 to 12:30 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. There will be a guaranteed $1,000 for first place in the Aug. 4 tournament. 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 Doyle at (706) 399-9487 or Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

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, (706) 533-7329, e-mail or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

July 22 results

From Lake Wateree

Phil Morris reporting

Pat Vance, Sumter, S.C., three bass, 5.52 pounds, $321. Mark Richardson, Irmo, S.C., three bass, 4.27 pounds, $145. Ed Matthews, Columbia, S.C., one bass, 2.23 pounds, $45. Big fish: Matthews, 2.23 pounds.

Season: 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

July 22 results

Fred Perry reporting

Cary Rook and Greg Stoll, five bass, 10 pounds, 15 ounces. Jacob Yaden and Celina Burner, five bass, 9 pounds, 13 ounces. Big fish: Stoll, 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 28 bass weighing a total of 42 pounds.

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.