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 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Late registration tournament day at the ramp starting at 5 a.m. All boats must be checked in by 6 a.m. For more information, call Larry Gilpin at (706) 738-7663 or Barry Frazier at (706) 829-3850.
Clark Hill Committee-sanctioned bass tournaments
Clark Hill Memorial, May 1; Mr. Clarks Hill, Oct. 3-4; Chuck Chapel Memorial, Dec. 6. For more information, call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948, or visit www.clarkhillcommittee.com.
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 5-7 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.
Carolina Bass Club
Chip Reames reporting
Chad Trotter, 20.61 pounds. Robin Whisenant, 15.5 pounds. Billy Freeman, 14.24 pounds. Big fish: Trotter, 7.06 pounds. Twenty-one anglers caught 84 bass weighing 205 pounds.
March 29 results
Bob Wynn reporting
Mark Strickland, five bass, 15 pounds, 6 ounces. Glenn Hubbard, five bass, 14 pounds, 11 ounces. Gene Tant, five bass, 12 pounds, 14 ounces. No big fish. Fourteen fishermen caught 40 bass weighing 96 pounds, 2 ounces.
Langley Pond Shootout
G.C. Williams reporting
G.C. Williams and Terry Sanders. Five bass, 12½ pounds. Gene Moyer and Mike Craig, 4.25 pounds. Big fish: Williams and Sanders, 3.4 pounds. Eleven fishermen in the field.
Tournament will be held on Langley end of pond every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. Entry fee $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
William Hooker reporting
The April 20 tournament has been canceled because it falls on Easter. Rest of the schedule stays the same.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Schedule: April 13, Clarks Hill, Dorn Facility; April 27, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park; May 17-18, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park..
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule: Sunday, 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. Aug. 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.