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.


The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Inaugural Bass Bonanza Fishing Tournament

Sept. 22, Wildwood Park

$5,000 guaranteed for first place. 100 percent payback for four biggest bass weighed (40 percent for heaviest, 30 percent next heaviest, 20 percent next heaviest, 10 percent next heaviest). Entry fee is $100 for two-man team, with $10 for big fish pot. Pre-registration will take place at the Bobby Jones Walmart on Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Late registration will begin at 5 a.m. at the ramp tournament day, with all boats checked in by 6 a.m. Tournament starts at safe light and weigh-in is at 3 p.m. For more information, call Rhett Simmons at the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, S.C. at (803) 637-3106 or e-mail

Fifth annual Town of Jackson Hook and Cook Festival

Oct. 19-20

The 100 percent payback fishing tournament begins at safe light Oct. 20. Entry fee is $50 per boat with an optional $10 for the big fish pot. There are four categories: panfish, bass, striper/hybrid and catfish. The festival will be held at the Jackson Community Center and Pavilion on Main Street. A dessert competition will be held the night of Oct. 19 with a $10 entry fee. The winner gets $100. The S.C. Barbecue Association-sanctioned cookoff judging will be held Oct. 20. Winner gets $1,000, first runner-up $500 and second runner-up $250. Barbecue pork and chicken dinners will be sold Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. until sold out. The event is free and additional activities include a car and boat show, arts and crafts, karaoke contest, food vendors, inflatable slides and more. For more information, call (803) 471-2228 or visit at www.hook

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Joey Bishop reporting

Next tournament: TBA. 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.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

Next: Saturday. Tournament hours 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.

Palmetto Bassmasters

Aug. 25 results

Keith Williamson reporting

Brooke Bryan, five bass, 16.5 pounds. Brad Smith, three bass, 11.4 pounds. William Fulmer, five bass, 10.3 pounds. Big fish: Bryan, 5.2 pounds. Seventeen anglers caught 48 bass weighing 87.6 pounds.

Evans Bassmasters

Aug. 25 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 13 pounds, 6 ounces. Larry Hubbard, four bass, 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Mark Warnock, one bass, 6 pounds. Big fish: Warnock, 6 pounds

Monday Morning Get-Together

William Hooker reporting

Frank Sabo, 14 pounds, $504. Chris Hadden, 13.10 pounds, $306. Eighteen boats in the field

Augusta Bass Club

Aug. 25 results

William Hooker reporting

Tim Lewis, 11.41 pounds. William Rolland, 9.26 pounds. Tim Rizner, 7.96 pounds. Big fish: Lewis, 4.48 pounds.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Night Bass Tournaments

At Wildwood Park

Championship results

Charley Doyle reporting

Rick Pace and Buster Davis, five bass, 12.07 pounds, $1,000. Chris Hadden and Warren Whitaker, four bass, 8.26 pounds, $500. Charley Doyle and Shawn Holland, five bass, 8.24 pounds, $300. Big fish: Pace and David, 4.21 pounds, $90. Nine qualifiers in the field. 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 at (706) 533-7329, e-mail or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Season: Sept. 23, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park. Oct. 14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex. Nov. 18, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Dec. 9, Wateree, Clearwater Cove.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

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



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