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.


Town of Jackson, S.C.

Hook and Cook Festival

Fishing results

Missie Redd reporting

BASS: Brian and Brandon Archer, 11.14 pounds. Robert Moyer and Lester Ranbew, 9.64 pounds. Big fish: Moyer and Ranew, 2.62 pounds.

PANFISH: David Brown, Noel Brown and Nick Lumley, 18.14 pounds. Tony Polson and Jason Corbin, 17.16 pounds. Big fish: Cody Johns and Thomas Gordy.

CATFISH: Jeffery Goff and Eric Brinkley, 7.42 pounds. Jordan Willingham, Rock Willingham and Tres Henderson, 6.18 pounds. Big fish: Jeffery Gattis and Chris Walker, 4.14 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

October results

Ray Diamond reporting

Wesley Story, 13.15 pounds. Jon Cole, 13.12 pounds. Donald Miller, 11.07 pounds. Big fish: Cole, 6.7 pounds.

2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments

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

William Hooker reporting

Schedule: 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. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Oct. 6 results

From Lake Russell

Phil Morris reporting

Darren Taylor, Watkinsville, Ga., five bass, 10.89 pounds, $405. Gene Parker, Asheville, N.C., five bass, 5.97 pounds, $203. Don Kneece, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 5.75 pounds, 3rd place plaque. Big fish: Taylor, 4.17 pounds, $60. Twelve anglers in the field. Next: Nov. 10, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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. More information: Fred Perry, 706-791-5078, or 706-833-2834 res. or 706-541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.