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.


Third annual

Chuck Chapel Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

Saturday at Wildwood Park

First-place finishers receive a guaranteed $5,000. Entry fee is $100 plus optional $10 big fish pot fee. Late registration at the ramp. Check in by 6 a.m. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Since park’s ramps are closed, entrants have two options: either launch at an open ramp and motor around to Wildwood prior to the 6 a.m. check-in time, or check in at the park, leaving boats on trailers, and once blastoff commences, trailer their boats to any open ramp to launch, as long as they return to the park by weigh-in. For more information, call Jon Hair at (706) 726-1042 or Keith Williamson, (706) 831-4173.

Boat ramps open

On Thurmond Lake

Amity Recreation Area, Big Hart Recreation Area, Clarks Hill Park, Dordon Creek, Keg Creek, Lake Springs, Leathersville, Modoc, Morrahs, Mt. Carmel Picnic Area, Parksville Recreation Area, Petersburg Campground, Scotts Ferry. Source: Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Next: TBA. 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 Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Carolina Bass Club

November results

Lamond Annas reporting

Brad Barton, five bass, 13.745 pounds. Daryl Opalewski, five bass, 13.295 pounds. Ken Redd, five bass, 12.48 pounds. Big fish: Barton, 6.315 pounds. Thirteen fishermen caught 58 bass weighing 112.462 pounds.

Clarks Hill Bassmasters

Nov. 17 results

Tom Hall reporting

Steve Kelly, 9.91 pounds. Archie Lee, 8.65 pounds. Colden Storey, 8.33 pounds. Big fish: Storey, 3.41 pounds. Eighteen fishermen caught 50 bass weighing 86 pounds.

Clarks Hill Striper Club

Nov. 17 results

Joseph Pearson reporting

Ricky Dubose, Rick Quarles, Roy Huffman, six fish, 47.07 pounds. Eddie Mason, five fish, 24.27 pounds. Joseph Pearson, five fish, 21.37 pounds. Big fish: Dubose, 13.73 pounds. Six boats with 12 anglers caught 19 fish weighing 106.9 pounds.

Evans Bassmasters

Nov. 17 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Nick Faulkner, five bass, 13 pounds, 7 ounces. Wynn, five bass, 9 pounds, 14 ounces. Larry Stewart, five bass, 8 pounds, 13 ounces. No big fish. Twelve fishermen caught 47 bass weighing 88 pounds, 2 ounces.

Palmetto Bassmasters

of Aiken & Lexington counties

Nov. 10 results

From Lake Murray

Keith Williamson reporting

Chuck Reames, five bass, 11.4 pounds. Sean Ravenscroft, four bass, 9.8 pounds. Brad Smith, five bass, 9.4 pounds. Big fish: Robby Grandle, 6.1 pounds. Seventeen anglers caught 29 bass weighing 68.5 pounds.

Oct. 20 results

From Lake Murray

Chuck Reames, five bass, 20.9 pounds. Brad Smith, three bass, 8.1 pounds. Marvin Ennis, two bass, 6.4 pounds. Big fish: Reames, 6.3 pounds. Thirteen anglers caught 17 bass weighing 49.2 pounds.

2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments

Top Six (members only), March 15-16; Tommy Shaw Memorial (open team), April 6; Clark Hill Memorial (open team), May 11; Mr. Clark Hill (members only), Oct. 4-5; Chuck Chapel (open team), Dec. 7. All of the tournaments feature a guaranteed first-place prize of $5,000. Clark Hill Committee members also compete for Angler of the Year, with a $1,500 prize. For more information, visit www.mrclarkhill or call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Nov. 24 results

Charley Doyle reporting

Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 21.25 pounds. Dean Moore and Chuck Reames, five bass, 16.45 pounds. Keith Williamson and Majors Hamby, five bass, 14.37 pounds. Big fish: 8.96 pounds. Eleven boats in the field.

Daytime schedule

For Clark Hill Division

Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 13, May 4, June 15.

All tournaments will be held at Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $75 per boat, with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. Optional big fish pot fee is $10. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call Doyle at (706) 399-9487 or Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Nov. 17 results

From Lake Russell

William Hooker reporting

Mike Echols, Athens, Ga., five bass, 14.81 pounds, $538. Andy Lake, Batesburg, S.C., five bass, 12.77 pounds, $324. Jack Williams, Waynesboro, Ga., five bass, 10.65 pounds, $110. Big fish: Mark Curry, Evans, 5.10 pounds. $120. Twenty-four anglers in the field.

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: 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

Season: Dec. 9, Wateree, Clearwater Cove.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Nov. 18 results

Fred Perry reporting

Ray Cloud and Perry, five bass, 12 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Perry, 6 pounds. Eight in the field.

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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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