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
Lake Springs Ramps
Aug. 11 results
Lamond Annas reporting
Chip Reames and Heath Ashburn, five bass, 7.865 pounds. Brandon Warnock and Matt Duefel, five bass, 6.980 pounds. Wesley Steinmeyer and Wesley Jr., 4.580 pounds. Big fish: None reported. Seven 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. For more information, call Robin Whisenant, (803) 507-1639, or Allen Stevens, (803) 646-0388.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Joey Bishop reporting
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 below the lock and dam. For more information, call 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 Craig Johnson at (706) 564-9564.
Saturday Morning Open Team
Eric Mora reporting
William Rowland, 14.2 pounds. Tony Postell and Sammy Landrum, 13.3 pounds. Big fish: Rowland, 5.3 pounds.
Next: Saturday. Tournament hours are safe light until to be determined at the ramp. Entry fee: $45, 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 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. 11 results
Charley Doyle reporting
Randy Fisher, by himself, four bass, 9.50 pounds. Big fish: Fisher, 3.32 pounds. Five boats in the field
Fifteen boats in the field. Events run every Saturday through Aug. 25 from 5:30 a.m. -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.
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 trial 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Schedule: 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): 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 nonmember, with an optional $5 big fish pot, with a guaranteed $100 for first place and $50 for second place. Registration is with the club before 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.