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.
38th annual Rebel Open
Presented by Rebel Bassmasters,
April 6, Dorn Sport Fishing Facility
Strom Thurmond Lake
Entry fee prior to April 5: $100 per team. On day of tournament: $110. Guaranteed $1,000 for first place based on 50 boats. One place paid for every seven boats. $10 optional big fish pot fee. 100 percent payback on big fish: 1st, 70 percent; 2nd, 30 percent. Five-fish limit, 12-inch minimum. Hours are safe light until 3:30 p.m. Late entries will be accepted before start of tournament. For more information, call (864) 992-4540 or (864) 229-9769.
Fish for Life
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 20, Wildwood Park
Entry fee is $50 plus $10 big fish pot (only one big fish). Guaranteed first- place purse of $2,500 based on 50 boats. Fifteen places paid, with 15th place earning $200. Register online at www.chfishforlife.org. Polygraph tests will be administered. Local tournament rules apply. Pre-registration will be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors on April 18 from 5-7 p.m. Late registration will take place tournament morning before safe light at the ramp. For more information, call Ron Brown at (706) 830-6439 or Steve Faust at (706) 833-9660.
Kicks99 Hooked on Country
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 27, Wildwood Park
Guaranteed $15,000 for first-place team. Entry fee of $125 includes big fish pot with $2,000 for first-place fish and $1,000 for second. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clark Hill Committee rules apply. Pre-registration will be held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., at North Augusta Customs, 5940 Jefferson Davis Highway (half-mile inside I-520 bypass) or at www.kicks99.com. Drawing for boat positions start at 7 p.m. Late registration at the ramp from 5-6 a.m. tournament day with a late fee of $10. For more information, visit www.kicks99.com.
Saturday Morning Open
Team Bass Tournament
March 23 results
Eric Mora reporting
Bill McKie and Larry Gilpin, five bass, 18.11 pounds. Eric Mora, by himself, five bass, 16.4 pounds. Big fish: Gilpin and McKie, 8 pounds. Ten boats in the field.
Next: Saturday. Entry fee is $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments
Tommy Shaw Memorial (open team), April 6. 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, call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948 or visit www.mrclarkhillcommitteee.com.
Langley Pond Shootout
Wednesday night results
Justin McElhaney and Justin Voit, four bass, 9.10 pounds. Bubba Koss and Ryan Whitehead with four bass, 7.73 pounds. Big fish: Koss and Whitehead, 3.43 pounds. Eight boats in the field.
Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit, 12 inches long or longer. Hours are 6-10 p.m. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 270-1580.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Charley Doyle reporting
Clark Hill Division tournaments: 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, call Doyle at (706) 399-9487 or Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846 or visit www.southern anglerschallenge.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: April 13-14 (two one-day events), Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. June 15, Wildwood Park. July 20, Wildwood Park. Aug. 127, Wildwood Park. Sept. 14-15, two-day, at Wildwood Park.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.american bassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
March 24 results
From Lake Murray
Phil Morris reporting
Kevin Fulmer, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 20.67 pounds, $450. Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 14.96 pounds, $235. Michael Royals, Chapin, S.C., five bass, 14.17 pounds, $71. Big fish: Fulmer, 6.40 pounds, $70. Fourteen anglers in the field.
Schedule: April 21, Clearwater Cove, Lake Wateree. April 28, Dreher State Park, Lake Murray.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): April 7, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 21, crappie tournament, safe light until noon.
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 Fred Perry at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131.