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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.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Open Team Event

Next: Sunday. Register at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam before 6:15 a.m. Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours are safe light until noon. Weigh-in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lock and Dam Bait & Tackle. For more information, call Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Crappie Fishing Tournament

Butler Reservoir

Sunday at Fort Gordon

Entry fee is $20 per person ($10 for Fort Gordon Sportsman Club members). Hours are safe light until noon. Open to all ID cardholders and members of the public with a Fort Gordon fishing permit (available at registration). $5 big fish pot fee. $100 awarded to first place and $50 to second. For more information, call (706) 791-5078.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Next: Saturday, Wildwood Park. Tournament hours safe light until TBA. Entry $55 including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Wildwood Bassmasters

Oct. 9 results

Ray Denton, five bass, 16 pounds, 3 ounces. Donald Miller, five bass, 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Majors Hamby, four bass, 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: Denton, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 16 bass weighing 31 pounds, 11 ounces, and all were released alive.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Oct. 16 results

Joseph Pearson reporting

Ricky Dubose, Rick Quarles, Vern Smith, five fish, 15.32 pounds. Martin Stead, Jackson Stead, Jeff Golf, two fish, 14.93 pounds. Tony Sheppard, Allen Icenhour, Ben and Rossie Graham, Ralph Taylor, three fish, 8.65 pounds. Big fish: Jackson Stead, 7.98 pounds. Six boats, 18 fishermen, 10 fish weighing 38.9 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

Division 26 Tournaments

Schedule: Nov. 13, Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek; Dec. 4, Dorn, Hawe Creek; Jan. 15, Dorn, Hawe Creek; Feb. 12, Amity ramp; March 5, Amity ramp; April 9, Cherokee ramp; May 1, Dorn, Hawe Creek; June 11-12, Cherokee ramp. 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 and older but is closed to professional fishermen and professional guides. Those younger than 18 must have their parents' consent. For more information, call director Dale Hart at (912) 925-5004, William Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail dhart89@comcast.net or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Oct. 17 results

Phil Morris reporting

Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 11.66 pounds, $622. Brad Gunter, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 8.93 pounds, $378. Sean Anderson, Leesville, S.C., four bass, 8.59 pounds, $97. Big fish: William Roberson, 2.91 pounds, $181. Twenty-two anglers in the field.

Next: Nov. 21, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Dec. 5, Lake Russell, Highway 72 ramp.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Next: Sunday -- Crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Nov. 14 -- Bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Dec. 12 -- Bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon.

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 nonmember, with an optional $5 big fish pot, with a guaranteed $100 for first place and $50 for second place. Registration is with the club before 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 at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.


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