Area 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.



National Wild Turkey Federation

Presents Bass Bonanza

Fishing Tournament

Sept. 21, Wildwood Park

A guaranteed first-place prize of $5,000 awaits the winners. Prizes also will be awarded to second through fifth places. Entry fee is $100 per two-man team, while the big fish pot fee is $10 for the Biggest Bass Competition with 100 percent payback to the top four places. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Pre-registration and flight assignments will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., at Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta. Late registration will be held on tournament day at 5 a.m., at the ramp. All boats must be registered by 6 a.m. Registration forms are available online at http:/ Payments should be sent to Rhett Simmons at NWTF, P.O. Box 530, Edgefield, SC 29824. Local bass club with the highest number of entries will win a prize package that includes a gun, wildlife art, hunting accessories and more for use at the club’s championship. More information: Rhett Simmons, (803) 637-3106, or

Kids Fishing Rodeo

& Family Day

Sept. 21, 9-10 a.m.

At Wildwood Park

For fun, memories and prizes

The event is free to children 2 to 8 and 9 to 13 years of age. 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., Saturday. Online registration is available at www.chfish or the morning of the event from 8 until 8:30. Free lunch will be provided.

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 $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, Wal-Mart, Academy Sports and Outdoors and Aaron’s. Pre-registration will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at Academy Sports and Outdoors from 5-7 p.m. Donations are welcome throughout the event. Door prizes will be given out during weigh-in. More information: Jonathan Rotureau, GSU bass fishing team president, (912) 655-1250.

Savannah River

Bass Tournament

Next: Sunday. 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. More information: (706) 790-9612.

Carolina Bass Club’s

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 20.755 pounds. Larry Holley and Shannon Ryals, five bass, 14.780 pounds. Buster Davis and Rick Pace, five bass, 14.475 pounds. David and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 13.630 pounds. Billy and Derrick Freeman, five bass, 13.210 pounds. Big fish: Fitzgerald and Whitaker, 9.125 pounds. Twenty-three boats in the field.

More information: Holley, (803) 640-5290.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

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. More information: Eric Mora, 706 533-0639.

Carolina Bass Club

Larry Holley, five bass, 14.580 pounds. Chip Reames, five bass, 12.790 pounds. Bubba Jones, five bass, 11.740 pounds. Big fish: Holley, 5.960 pounds.

Clarks Hill Bassmasters

Freddie Norman, 8.74 pounds. Jason Burton, 8.71 pounds. Big fish: Burton, 3.91 pounds. Twenty-one fishermen caught 38 bass weighing 64 pounds.

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.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Saturday and Sunday, 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 is safe light to 3 p.m. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Two-day championship

On Thurmond Lake

Mike Guilbeau, Evans, 10 bass, 22.35 pounds, $1,746. Daniel Howell, Starr, S.C., 10 bass, 19.99 pounds, $1,004, Gene Parker, Asheville, N.C., 10 bass, 17.67 pounds, $352. Big fish: Joe McDonnie, Guyton, Ga., 1st day, 6.28 pounds. Guilbeau, 2nd day, 4.68 pounds, $170. Angler of the year: Kevin Fulmer, Prosperity, S.C., 1,188 points. Big Fish of the Year: Ryan McMurtry, 8.03 pounds, caught in Lake Greenwood on Feb. 24.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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.-2 p.m.

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