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.



Friday Night Shootout

April 26, Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Tournament hours 6 to 10 p.m. Entry fee $25 per person. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Tommy Shaw Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 6 results, Wildwood Park

Hans Cansler and Nick Thomas, five bass, 23.36 pounds, $5,000. Bobby Stanfill and Chip Grice, five bass, 22.60 pounds, $1,600. Gary Powell and Glenn Davis, five bass, 20.98 pounds, $1,200. Gene Tant and Jim Holton, five bass, 19.56 pounds, $1,000. Johnny Bates and George Raburn, five bass, 19.24 pounds, $650. Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 19.04 pounds, $600. Chris Rodwell and Jon Hair, five bass, 18.94 pounds, $500. Frank Sabo and Eric Mora, five bass, 18.64 pounds, $450. Matt Deufel and Nick Voss, five bass, 17.54 pounds, $400. Joel Carson and Mark Whitcomb, five bass, 17.06 pounds, $350. Bubba Davenport and Chad Brounkowsli, five bass, 16.52 pounds, $300. Ronald and Rhonda Taylor, five bass, 16.18 pounds, $250. Sean Andeson and George Berry, five bass, 15.86 pounds, $200. Big fish No. 1: Cansler and Thomas, 7.30 pounds, $780. Big fish No. 2: Dewayne and D.J. Hadden, 6.86 pounds, $520. Total bass caught: 417.

Wednesday Night Shootout

April 17 results

Greg Davis reporting

At Wildwood Park

Reno Reasoner and “Little” Reno, 16 pounds, 11 ounces. Dean Maruca and Kevin Maruca, 15 pounds, 15 ounces. John Majors and Brandon Warnock, 13 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Twenty-one boats in the field.

The tournament runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Entry fee $30 for singles and $35 per team. For more information, call Davis, (706) 533-3186

Fish for Life

Open Team Bass Tournament

Saturday, 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 Polygraph tests will be administered. Local tournament rules apply. Late registration will take place tournament morning before safe light at the ramp. Sponsors include Hayes Marine, Wal-Mart, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Aaron’s Save Phace, Dealer Options, Columbia County, Broadway Bait & Tackle, Brueckner’s Fine Meats. Ink Boy, Fireside Outdoor Kitchens and Grills, First Bank of Georgia and Channel 12 news. For more information, call Ron Brown at (706) 830-6439 or Steve Faust at (706) 833-9660.

Hooked on Country

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 27, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed $15,000 for first-place team. Entry fee $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 to 7 p.m., at North Augusta Customs, 5940 Jefferson Davis Highway (half-mile inside I-520 bypass) or at Drawing for boat positions start at 7 p.m. Late registration at the ramp from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m., tournament day, with a late fee of $10. Sponsored by Kicks99, Clark Hill Committee and Milton Ruben Toyota. For more information, visit

Clark Hill Striper Club

Striper Extravaganza

May 18, Wildwood Park

Demonstrations and programs from 1:30 to 3 p.m. include using down lines, using planer boards, fishing with cut bait, fishing with artificials, the movements of striped bass, how to clean and cook striped bass. The public also can register to win a free fishing trip on Thurmond Lake with either Capt. Mark Crawford, Capt. Ted Boileau or Capt. Tony Shepherd. Check the rules at

Savannah River Classic

May 17-18

Sponsored by Lower Savannah River Alliance, entry fee is $25 per angler, with those 15 and under $10. Registration includes an event tee shirt and a barbecue ticket. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in each of the following categories: striped bass, catfish, largemouth bass, panfish (redbreasts, crappies, bream, shellcracker). Family entertainment and activities, including a bluegrass band, all day. There also will be prizes for the largest three species aggregate weight. To register or for For more information, call

Potash Fishback

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 8-9, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed first-place purse of $12,000. Entry fee is $125, big fish Pot fee $20 (pays big fish each day). Tournament benefits Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance and local youth anglers. For more information, call The Tackle Shop (Jon Hair), (706) 432-8225.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

David and Noel Brown, five bass, 19 pounds, 10 ounces.

Next: Saturday. Entry fee $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Clark Hill Striper Club

April 13 results

Bill Tinley reporting

Bill Tinley and Kenneth Faircloth, 50.65 pounds. Ben and Rosie Graham and Ben Lepley, 39.1 pounds. Rick Quarles and Mike Ray, 38.33 pounds. Big fish: Dave Nawyn, 26.81 pounds. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Grand Buffet on Washington Road. For more information, visit

Evans Bassmasters

April 13 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Glenn Hubbard, five bass, 15 pounds, 4 ounces. Larry Stewart, five bass, 13 pounds, 7 ounces. Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 13 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: Hubbard, 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Thirteen fishermen caught 57 bass weighing 122 pounds, 3 ounces.

2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments

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, call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948 or visit

Langley Pond Shootout

Wednesday night results

Gene Moyer reporting

G.C. Williams and Terry Sanders, five bass, 9 pounds, 1 ounce. J.C. Dicks and Marty, three bass, 7.74 pounds. Big fish: Dicks and buddy, 4 pounds. Ten boats in the field.

Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit, 12 inches long or longer. Hours 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division tournaments: 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

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

April 14 results

William Hooker reporting

Sammy Landrum, five bass, 19.69 pounds. Marty Quesada Jr., five bass, 18.61 pounds. Melvin Pique, five bass, 18.40 pounds. Big fish: Ray Diamond, 6.63 pounds. Thirty-five anglers in the field.

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: June 15, Wildwood Park. July 20, Wildwood Park. Aug. 12, 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 or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Schedule: Sunday, Clearwater Cove, Lake Wateree. April 28, Dreher State Park, Lake Murray. June 2, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex, Thurmond Lake. July 14, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Aug. 11, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. Sept. 7-8, Dorn, Thurmond Lake.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Sunday, 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 12 p.m. 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 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.