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
At Wildwood Park
Entry fee is $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 are 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. Late registration will start at 4:30 a.m., on tournament day at Wildwood. More information: Charles Abbitt, (706) 834-2225.
North Augusta Youth
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Next: TBA. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. Entry fee is $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 www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Jan. 26 results
Charley Doyle reporting
Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 12.73 pounds. Dean Moore, 4.47 pounds. Seven anglers in field.
For Clark Hill Division: 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: www.southernanglerschallenge.com. Also, Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487, or Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
Jan. 26 results
William Hooker reporting
Allen Murray, five bass, 21.60 pounds, $556. Glenn Cox, five bass, 13.74 pounds, $336. Don Kneece, five bass, 11.33 pounds, $117. Big fish: Joshua Masters, 7.57 pounds, $125. Twenty-five anglers in field.
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: 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. 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. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Schedule: Feb. 24, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
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 noon. March 17, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 7, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 21, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 5, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 19, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 1, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. June 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 23, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 14, bass tournament, 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 11, bass tournament, 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 28, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 20, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 3, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 8, 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 prior to the tournament or 30 minutes before the event’s start. State licenses and Fort Gordon fishing permits required. More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.