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.



Seventh annual Tommy Shaw Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 5, Wildwood Park

Entry fee: $100 plus $10 big fish (2 big fish pots). If neither team member is associated with the Clark Hill Committee, entry fee is increased by $50. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration will take place at Augusta Marine on April 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. Drawing for boat positions starts at 7. Late registration tournament day at the ramp starting at 5 a.m. All boats must be checked in by 6. For more information, call Larry Gilpin at (706) 738-7663 or Barry Frazier at (706) 829-3850.

Fish for Life Foundation

Anglers Appreciation

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 5-7 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.

Bassmaster Elite Tournament

On Lake Seminole

March 16 results

Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz., 97.10 pounds, $101,500. Todd Faircloth, Jasper, Texas, 84.10 pounds, $26,000. Mark Davis, Mount Ida, Ark., 80.9 pounds, $20,000. Big fish: Bernie Schultz, 10 pounds, 10 ounces, $$1,500. (The tournament will air on ESPN2 from 8-9 a.m. April 13, and again on The Outdoor Channel on May 12, according to the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society).

Hawe Creek Bass Club

March 15 results

Mark Abbott reporting

Bobby Stanfill, five bass, 24.01 pounds. Glen Cox, 17.28 pounds. Shane Abbott, 16.58 pounds. Big fish: Shane Abbott, 9.44 pounds. Twelve out of 14 anglers weighed in five-fish limits.

Clarks Hill Bassmasters

March 15 results

Tom Hall reporting

Colden Story, 20.86 pounds. Matt Davis, 15.56 pounds. Jason Burton, 14.91 pounds. Big fish: Story, 7.32 pounds. Twenty-seven fishermen caught 91 bass weighing 209 pounds.

Clark Hill Striper Club

March results

Rick Quarles reporting

Ryan Tripp and Allen Icenhour, five fish, 39.63 pounds. Rose and Ben Graham, Cecil Bullard, four fish, 33.04 pounds. Tank Walker and Danny Gillis, three fish, 32.79 pounds. Big fish: Walker and Gillis, 24.68 pounds.

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

Tournament will be held on Langley end of pond every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person. Five-fish limit. Bass must be 12 inches long or better. 100 percent payback. For more information, call (803) 278-1580.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

March 16 results

William Hooker reporting

Jack Williams, Waynesboro, Ga., five bass, 22.49 pounds, $388. Chris Hadden, five bass, 19.09 pounds, $201. Sammy Landrum, five bass, 15.31 pounds, $71. Big fish: Hadden, 6.64 pounds, $75. Fifteen anglers in the field.

Sammy Landrum, five bass, 18.93 pounds, $430. Melvin Pigue, five bass, 17.62 pounds, $240. Steve Story, five bass, 13.42 pounds, $78. Big fish: Pigue, 5.76 pounds, $85.

The April 20 tournament has been canceled because it falls on Easter.

Schedule: 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

Next: TBA.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

March 9 results

Fred Perry reporting

Ray Cloud and Fred Perry, four bass, 4 pounds, 6 ounce. Big fish: Perry and Jacob Yaden, tie, 1 pound, 6 ounces.

Schedule: Sunday, 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, 8-11 a.m. June 8, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. June 22, bass tournament, safe light until noon. July 13, bass tournament, 5-11 a.m. August 10, bass tournament, 5-11 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, 8-11 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. 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.


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