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.


Second annual charity bass tournament

Benefiting the American Cancer Society

Wildwood Park, Oct. 12

The Georgia Southern University Bass Anglers, in association with the Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation, will play host to the tournament. Entry fee is $50 with 80 percent going to the money pot and 20 percent to the charity. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. The first place team will win a guaranteed $1,000. Payout is one place for every six boats. The big fish award is included in the entry fee. Sponsors include Bobby Jones Ford. Pre-registration will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations are welcome throughout the event. Door prizes will be given out during weigh-in. For more information, call Jonathan Rotureau, GSU bass fishing team president, at (912) 655-1250.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Sundays, safe light until noon

Joey Bishop reporting

Next: TBA. Safe light until noon. Entry fee $40 per boat with 100 percent payback. Weigh-in will take place at Joey Bishop’s Bait & Tackle Store near the lock and dam. For more information, call (706) 790-9612.

Summer Sizzler Open Team Bass Tournaments

Started June 22

Six-tournament series

Alternating night-day

Robert Giffin reporting

Night hours 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Day hours: Safe light until 3 p.m. Payback one place for every five boats. Entry Fee is $1,000 per team. Based on 20 boats, first place will be $10,000, second $3,000, third $2,000, fourth $1,500. For more information, call Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Carolina Bass Club’s

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

Larry Holley reporting

Next: Every Saturday night through Aug. 24, Lake Springs Ramps, 6-11 p.m. Entry fee $25 per boat. Year-end Classic Aug. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight, entry fee $55 (includes $5 big fish pot). To qualify for Classic, one must have fished a minimum of three tournaments, or pay an additional $75 plus the Classic fee. For more information, call Larry Holley, (803) 640-5290.

Friday Night Shootout

Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Gene Moyer reporting

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

Wednesday Night Shootout

July 10 results

Greg Davis reporting

At Wildwood Park

Jon Hair and Chris Rodwell, five bass, 15 pounds, 12 ounces. Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Woody Parks and Bo Reed, 15 pounds. Big fish: Hair and Rodwell, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Twenty-four boats in the field. The Classic will be held Aug. 3. Check with Greg Davis for details. The regular tournament runs from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Entry fee $30 for singles and $35 per team. For more information, call Davis at (706) 533-3186.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

Next: Saturday, Wildwood Park. Entry fee $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until time to be determined at the ramp. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments

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 visit

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

Entry fee $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

Charley Doyle reporting

Night tournaments run through Aug. 17. Entry fee of $55 with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. Hours 5:30-11:30 p.m. The Night Championship is on Sept. 24. 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

William Hooker reporting

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: 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, 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: July 14, bass tournament, 4-10 a.m. Aug. 11, bass tournament, 4-10 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, 8-11 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. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.


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