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: www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/thurmond.
Carolina Bass Club Presents
Summer Saturday Night
Lake Springs Ramps
Through Aug. 18
Aug. 4 results
Lamond Annas reporting
Paul McCrary and Paul Jr., four bass, 10.265 pounds. Wesley Steinmeyer and Wesley Jr., five bass, 8 pounds. Dan Geurpsen and Ruben Rodriguez, five bass, 7.805 pounds. Big fish: The McCrarys, 5.740 pounds. Twenty-two 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
Next: Aug. 19. 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 below the lock and dam. For more information, call Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.
Wednesday Night Shootout
NOTE: If anyone is interested in fishing on Wednesdays from here on out, 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. For more information, call Johnson, (706) 564-9564.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Eric Mora reporting
Tony Postell, 14.3 pounds. Eric Mora, 13.5 pounds.
Next: Saturday. Tournament hours are safe light until 1 p.m. Entry fee is $45, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Columbia County River Rats
Ray Diamond reporting
Tony Postell, 14.9 pounds. Eric Mora, 13.1 pounds. Danny Collier, 10.5 pounds. Big fish: Larry Gilpin, 5.6 pounds.
July 21 results
From Lake Murray
Keith Williamson reporting
Chuck Reames, five bass, 11.9 pounds. Mark Fulmer, three bass, 9.4 pounds. Brad Smith, one bass, 6.3 pounds. Big fish: Smith, 6.3 pounds. Sixteen anglers caught 18 bass weighing 48.5 pounds.
Langley Pond Shootout
Gene Moyer reporting
Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours are 6-10 p.m., every Tuesday. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 270-1580.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Night Bass Tournaments
At Wildwood Park
Aug. 4 results
Charley Doyle reporting
Doyle and Shawn Holland, five bass, 13.28 pounds, $1,000. David Whyte and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 12.53 pounds. Jon Cole, by himself, five bass, 11.25 pounds. Big fish: The Whytes, 6.90 pounds. Twelve boats in the field.
Fifteen boats in the field. 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 Sept. 1. Special thanks go to David Whyte at Augusta Marine for sponsoring the events. Go online at www.southernanglerschallenge.com 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.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Sunday, 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.