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.
River Rats Bass Club
Jon Cole, 17.4 pounds. Nick Voss, 12.15 pounds. Eric Mora, 11.9 pounds. Big fish: Cole, 7.4 pounds.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
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 email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Jan. 5 results
From Thurmond Lake
Phil Morris reporting
Bobby Stanfill, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 15.19 pounds, $425. Darren Taylor, Oglethorpe County, Ga., five bass, 9.98 pounds, $213. Evan Buller, Lincoln County, Ga., five bass, 7.84 pounds, plaque and hat. Big fish: Morris, 4.40 pounds, $60.
Next: Feb 23, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule: Jan. 19, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Butler Reservoir.
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.