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 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.


Chuck Chapel Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

Dec. 14 results

Billy Black reporting

Mark and Shane Abbott, five bass, 17.44 pounds, $5,000. Duane Houk and Kevin McKee, five bass, 17.40 pounds. Bill McKie and Kyler McKie, five bass, 15.26 pounds. Hans Cansler and James Phillips, five bass, 14.98 pounds. Thomas Thomas and Dale Gibbs, five bass, 14.90 pounds. Ron McKee and Steve McGahee, five bass, 14.72 pounds. Big fish: Houk and McKee, 6.82 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

The Dec. 21 tournament at Russell was canceled due to illness in the director’s family.

Schedule: Jan. 25, 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 or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: Jan. 5, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex, Hawe Creek, Thurmond Lake.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

2014 schedule: To be announced.

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 Fred Perry at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.



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