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.
Fish for Life Foundation
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 19, Wildwood Park
Guaranteed total payout of $3,725, with $1,000 going to first place team. Big fish prize is $500. You must be a foundation member ($20 per year dues) to fish it. Fifteen places paid based on a field of 50 boats. Drawing for boat positions will be held at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Evans from 5 to 7 p.m., April 17. Tournament sponsors include Dixie Beverage, Hayes Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Walmart, Aaron’s, Bobby Jones Ford-Lincoln, Dealer Options, First Bank, Save Phace, Cliatt’s Crossing, Broadway Tackle and Ink Boy.
Clarks Hill Bassmasters
Feb. 15 results
Tom Hall reporting
Jason Burton, 17.67 pounds. Barry McLain, 14.27 pounds. Daryl Weeks, 11.08 pounds. Big fish: Burton, 4.77 pounds. Sixteen fishermen caught 30 bass weighing 79 pounds.
Langley Pond Shootout
Starting Wednesday, March 12
Gene Moyer reporting
Tournament will be held on Langley end of pond every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. Entry fee $20 per person. Five-fish limit. Bass must be 12 inches long or better. 100 percent payback. More information: (803) 278-1580.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
The April 20 tournament has been canceled because it falls on Easter. A makeup tournament has been scheduled for March 16 out of Wildwood Park. Rest of the schedule stays the same.
Schedule: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Next: Sunday, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule: Sunday, crappie tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 23, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 27, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 4, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 18, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 7, Kids’ Fishing Derby, claypit lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. June 22, bass tournament, safe light until noon. July 13, bass tournament, 5 a.m. until 11 a.m. August 10, bass tournament, 5 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sept. 7, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 21, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 27, Kids’ Fishing Derby, claypit lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 5, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 26, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 7, 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: Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.