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
Sept. 21 results
Lee Sidener and Rodney Grier, Harlem, Ga., five bass, 18.96 pounds, $5,000. Bobby Gaston and David Whyte, Evans, Ga., five bass, 16.24 pounds, merchandise; Bryan Hamilton and Russ Havins, Mauldin, S.C., five bass, 14.20 pounds, merchandise; Wesley Steinmeyer and Wesley Steinmeyer Jr., Appling, Ga., five bass, 13.76 pounds, merchandise. Lee Harville and Greg Clements, five bass, 13.52 pounds, merchandise. Big fish: Lee Sidener, 8.24 pounds, 40 percent of cash purse; Tom Hall and John Boy Long, 5.90 pounds, 30 percent of cash purse; Bobby Gaston and David Whyte, 5.44 pounds, 20 percent of cash purse; Charlie Doyle, Augusta, 10 percent of cash purse. Bass club with most entrants in the event: Bank Runners Bass Club, winner of a gun and assorted fishing and camping equipment to be used as club championship prizes.
Kids Fishing Rodeo
& Family Day
Sept. 21 results
At Wildwood Park
2-8-year-olds: Big fish, Jamari Calhoun, 5.20 ounces. Most fish: Cortlan Monroe, three fish. 9-13-year-olds: Big fish, Kathlyn Thompson, 10.5 ounces. Most fish: Logan Chastain, six fish. Smallest fish: Terry Berry, .2 ounce.
Second annual charity
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. Pre-registration will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 5-7 p.m. Door prizes will be given out during weigh-in. More information: Jonathan Rotureau, GSU bass fishing team president, (912) 655-1250.
Youth Fishing Team
Let’s Get Acquainted Tournament
In private pond
Sept. 14 results
Team winners: Tyler Matthews and Mason Peace, 7.31 pounds. First place high school, Tyler Matthews, 6.81 pounds. First place middle school: Andrew Hackett, 2.75 pounds. Second place high school: Austin “Bubba” Lynn, 5 pounds. Second place middle school: Kaleb Harris, 1.06 pounds. Winners received lures and merchandise. Thirty-six fish caught weighing 22.81 pounds.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Next: TBA, 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.
Columbia County River
Rats Bass Club
Jon Cole, 13.12 pounds. Tony Postell, 10.15 pounds. Bo Story, 10.05 pounds. Big fish: Cole, 5 pounds. The club’s Top 6 (the 10 best weights out of 12): Bo Story, 121.14 pounds. Jon Cole, 116.14 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 112.12 pounds. Wesley Story, 112.02 pounds. Sammy Landrum, 111.01 pounds. Trey Beck, 102.07 pounds. Alternate: Nick Voss, 91.14 pounds.
Clarks Hill Striper Club
Sept. 14 results
Rick Quarles, Vern Smith, Keith Crawley, six fish, 66.17 pounds. Tank Walker, Buddy Vann, Michael Cartledge, six fish, 62.44 pounds. Ricky and Glenn DuBose, six fish, 49.56 pounds. Big fish: Ricky DuBose, 15.34 pounds. Seven boats containing 17 fishermen caught 41 fish weighing 323.59 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 www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com. or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
Schedule: Nov. 30, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Dec. 21, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. 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 professionals. More information:
Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Sept. 22 results
From Lake Murray
Joey Sabbagha, Little Mountain, S.C., five bass, 16.40 pounds, $475. Kevin Fulmer, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 15.48 pounds, $278. Beau Dixon, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 13.45 pounds,$71. Big fish: Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., 5.92 pounds, $80. Sixteen anglers in the field. Next: Oct. 6, Lake Russell, Highway 72 ramp. 2013 National Championship, Oct. 23-25, Thurmond Lake, Wildwood Park.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Saturday, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8-11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 6, bass tournament , safe light until 12 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. Registration is 30 minutes before the event’s start. State licenses and Fort Gordon permits required. More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.