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.


Gary Davis Memorial Fishing Tournament

Feb. 2

At Wildwood Park

Entry fee $50 per boat (for team or individual). Optional $10 big fish pot fee. Trailering will be allowed, but check in must take place by 5:30 a.m., at Wildwood before launching from another site. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. One place paid for every 10 boats entered. Weigh-in will take place at Wildwood starting at 3 p.m. Registration will be held Jan. 31 at Academy Sports and Outdoors in the boat center from 5 to 7 p.m. Late registration will start at 4:30 a.m., on tournament day at Wildwood. More information: Charles Abbitt, (706) 834-2225.

North Augusta

Youth Fishing Team’s

Inaugural Spring Invitational March 2, at Wildwood Park

Invitations have been issued to Georgia and South Carolina youth bass fishing teams, as well as scouts for colleges and/or universities to check out the talent. Area businesses are invited to display and/or sell their wares. Vendor cost $50. More information: Rosie DeAnnuntis, (803) 624-0463, or

Boat ramps open

On Thurmond Lake

Amity Recreation Area, Big Hart Recreation Area, Clarks Hill Park, Keg Creek, Lake Springs, Leathersville, Modoc (1 of 2 ramps), 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

Eric Mora reporting

Next: Saturday, Wildwood Park. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Entry fee: $45, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. More information: Eric Mora, 706 533-0639.

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. More information, visit Or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Charley Doyle reporting

For Clark Hill Division: Saturday, 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. More information: Also, Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487, or Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Saturday, 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.

More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Schedule: Feb. 24, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Jan. 20 results

Fred Perry reporting

Bob Palagyi and Larry Slover, five bass, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Cary Rook and Greg Stoll, five bass, 4 pounds, 10 ounces. Big fish: Palagyi, 2 pounds, 4 ounces. Eighteen fishermen caught 24 bass weighing 22 pounds.

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Feb. 10, bass tournament, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24, crappie tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon.

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.