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.



Savannah River

Bass Tournament

Sundays, safe light until noon

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

Carolina Bass Club’s

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

Larry Holley reporting

Aug. 3 results

John Boy Long and Dale Rader, five bass, 13.55 pounds. Dennis Dickens and Jason Sowinski, five bass, 9.825 pounds. Chip Reames and Tony Smith, four bass, 9.365 pounds. Big fish: Reames and Smith, 4.925 pounds. Twenty-one boats in the field.

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

Friday Night Shootout

Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Aug. 2 results

Gene Moyer reporting

J.C. Dicks, five bass, 10.90 pounds. Mike Craig and Gene Moyer, five bass, 7.8 pounds. Big fish: Dicks, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Eight boats in the field.

Next: Today. Tournament hours are 6-10 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. More information: Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

Wednesday Night Shootout

Aug. 3 Classic results

Greg Davis reporting

Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 19 pounds, 6 ounces, $2,000. David Whyte and John Donaldson, five bass, 16 pounds, 12 ounces. Kelly Wells and Wally McElroy, five bass, 16 pounds, 7 ounces. Smilin’ Jon Cole and Trey Beck, five bass, 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Eric Mora and Frank Szabo, five bass, 15 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Matt Deufel and Nick Voss, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Twenty-five boats in the field.

More information: Davis, (706) 533-3186.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Next: TBA, Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours are safe light until time to be determined at the ramp. Five-fish limit. More information: Eric Mora, (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. More information, visit or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

Aug. 6 results

G.C. Williams and Terry Sanders, five bass, 9.74 pounds. J.C. Dicks, three bass, 5.2 pounds. Big fish: G.C. Williams, 2.9 pounds. Seven 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. More information: Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

Columbia County River Rats

Bass Club

July results

Ray Diamond reporting

Sammy Landrum, 12.05 pounds. Mike Sexton, 11.13 pounds. Trey Beck, 11.04 pounds. Big fish: Brian Hankal, 5.04 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: 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. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail:
or visit ABA online at www.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

From Lake Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday, Shull Island ramp, Shull Island Road, Gilbert, S.C., Lake Murray. Sept. 7-8, Dorn, Thurmond Lake.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

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

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. More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.