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: (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 Aug. 18+

July 28 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Bruce Perkins and Kevin Waters, three bass, 6.495 pounds. Chuck Reames and Speedy Gambrell, five bass, 6.390 pounds. Darryl Opalewski and Lamond Annas, three bass, 6.250 pounds. Big fish: Opalewski, 3.435 pounds. Fifteen 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 are 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. More information: Robin Whisenant, (803) 507-1639, or Allen Stevens, (803) 646-0388.

Carolina Bass Club

July results

Lamond Annas reporting

Darryl Opalewski, five bass, 9.605 pounds. Bubba Jones, two bass, 9.025 pounds. Lonnie Kuehl, five bass, 8.110 pounds. Big fish: Jones, 7.955 pounds. Seventeen fishermen caught 51 bass weighing 74.795 pounds.

Augusta Bass Club

July results

William Hooker reporting

Joel Carson, 10.80 pounds. Bruce Odum, 9.13 pounds. William Hooker, 8.30 pounds. Big fish: Carson, 4.24 pounds.

Savannah River

Bass Tournament

Next: Sunday. Entry fee is $40 per team or person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours are safe light to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Wednesday Night Shootout

Aug. 4 Classic results

Greg Davis reporting

Ray Diamond and Donald (Rerun) Miller, five bass, 15 pounds, 6 ounces. Woody Parks and Bo Reed, five bass, 15 pounds, 1 ounce. Ray Fitzgerald and Smilin’ Jon Cole, five bass, 15 pounds, 1 ounce. (Parks and Reed had a bigger bass). Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 14 pounds, 6 ounce. Nick Voss and Matt Deufel, five bass, 14-1. Big fish: Johnson, 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Twenty-nine boats in the field.

NOTE: If anyone is interested in fishing on Wednesdays from now on, contact Craig Johnson, who will be running the event. Hours are 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $35 per team, including big fish pot. More information: Johnson, (706) 564-9564.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

Sammy Landrum and William Hooker, five bass, 10 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: 3 pounds, 13 ounces. (One place paid)

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

Bank Runners Bass Club

July results

Greg Davis reporting

Doug Oellerich, five bass, 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Davis, five bass, 10 pounds. Frank Sabo, five bass, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: Oellerich, 3 pounds, 14 ounces.

Langley Pond Shootout

Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours are 6-10 p.m., every Tuesday. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Night Bass Tournaments

At Wildwood Park

July 28 results

Charley Doyle reporting

Woody Parks and Bo Reed, five bass, 15.1 pounds. Ray Fitzgerald and Jon Cole, five bass, 15.1. Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, 14.83 pounds. Big fish: Johnson, 8.3 pounds. Fifteen boats in the field. Events run every Saturday through Aug. 25 from 5:30-12:30 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 Sept. 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 to for details on how you can qualify to fish for $10,000 on the lake in September. More information: Doyle, (706) 399-9487, or Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Nov. 17, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Dec. 15, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp.

Membership dues are $25 and the tournament fee is $70. Tournament hours are safe light to 3 p.m. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: or

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Schedule: Aug. 26, Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Sept. 23, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Schedule: All at Butler Reser­voir unless 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, 8-11 a.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. More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.








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