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.
Kids Fishing Rodeo & Family Day
Sept. 21, 9-10 a.m.
The event is free to children 2 to 13. Bring a pole, rod and reel and some bait. Jumping games, hula hoop contest, bean bag toss, nickels in the hay gamer, dunking booth and other activities. Participants must register at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 14. Online registration is available at www.chfishforlife.org or the morning of the event from 8 until 8:30. Free lunch will be provided.
charity bass tournament
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 $70 with $10 going to the big fish pot. First-place winners get a guaranteed $2,500. The payout will pay one place for every 10 boats entered. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Sponsors include Bobby Jones Ford-Lincoln, Hayes Marine, Walmart, Academy Sports and Outdoors and Aaron’s. Pre-registration will be held Oct. 11, at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans, from 5-7 p.m. Donations are welcome throughout the event. Door prizes will be given out during weigh-in. For more information, call Georgia Southern bass fishing team president Jonathan Rotureau at (912) 655-1250.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Sundays, safe light until noon
Next: Sunday. Hours are 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.
Carolina Bass Club’s
Summer Saturday Night
Open Team Bass Tournament
Larry Holley reporting
Aug. 24 results
Buster Davis and Rick Pace, five bass, 14.160 pounds. David and J.C. Whyte, three bass, 11.200 pounds. Chris Hadden and Stewart Gambrell, five bass, 9.405 pounds. Big fish: The Whytes, 5.810 pounds. Fifteen boats in the field.
Next: Year-end Classic is Saturday, 5 p.m.-midnight. Entry fee is $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 Holley at (803) 640-5290.
Saturday Morning Open Team
Next: Saturday, 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. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Sins & Skins Bass Tournament
Aug. 24 results
Jon Hair reporting
Hair and Ron Figueroa, five bass, 14 pounds, 2 ounces. David Whyte and Ed Rice, five bass, 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Dale Gibbs and David Smith, five bass, 13 pounds, 8 ounces. No big fish weighed.
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 www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Sept. 14-15, at Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2014: Nov. 30, 2013: Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Dec. 21, 2013, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Jan. 25, 2014, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. Feb. 8, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. March 8, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. April 12, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. Division championship: May 24-25, Clarks Hill, 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.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Schedule: Sept. 7-8, Dorn, Thurmond Lake.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Schedule: 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.