Fishing Tournaments

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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.

Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation

Members are eligible to participate in three annual bass tournaments that pay back $10,000 first-place money. Entry fee is $100 per year, $20 membership fee and two toys. The team earning the most points at the end of the year will earn an additional $1,000. The foundation helps local children and cancer patients in need. For more information, call (706) 830-6439 or (706) 833-9660.

Columbia County

River Rats Bass Club

Open Individual Bass Tournament

Saturday at Wildwood Park

Entry fee is $45 and includes $5 for big fish pot. Registration will be held at the ramp. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Next: TBA. Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours are safe light to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the lock and dam. For more information, call Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

Jon Hair and Chris Rodwell, 17.10. Mike Whitaker and Ray Fitzgerald, 16.6 pounds. Bo Reed and Eddie Burgess, 15.11 pounds. Big fish: Hair and Rodwell, 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Twenty-two boats in the field.

Next: No tournament will be held Saturday. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee is $45. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Columbia County

River Rats Bass Club

February results

Matt Deufel, 14.15 pounds. Brian Hankal, 14.05 pounds. Wesley Storey, 14.02 pounds. Big fish: Hankal, 5.14 pounds.

Bucketmouth Bassmasters

February results

Larry Miller reporting

Ron McKee, five bass, 13 pounds, 4 ounces. Larry Miller, five bass, 11 pounds, 13 ounces. Duane Houk, five bass, 11 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: Miller, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Ten fishermen caught 41 bass weighing 74 pounds.

January results

Steve McGaha, five bass, 10 pounds, 7 ounces. Greg Smith, three bass, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Duane Houk, two bass, 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Big fish: Houk, 6 pounds. Nine fishermen caught 19 bass weighing 34 pounds, 12 ounces.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Schedule on Thurmond Lake

All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: Clark Hill Division, Saturday, March 24, April 21, May 19. For more information, call Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846, or Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Feb. 18 results

William Hooker reporting

Steve DeBord, five bass, 17.98 pounds, $338. Paul Tickerhoof, five bass, 13.73 pounds. Robin Whisenant, five bass, 12,94 pounds. Big fish: Tickerhoof, 4.56 pounds, $201.

Schedule: Note all tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Next: March 11, April 15, April 29, May 6. Division championship June 2-3. 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 wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www. americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96

Next: Sunday, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. March 18, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. April 22, Dorn ramp, Clarks Hill. May 5-6, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Sunday, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. March 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 25, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 29, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 20, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 2, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 10, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 24, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 8, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Aug. 12, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 9, Fort Gordon Sportsman Club Crappie Tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 16, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 22, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 28, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 18, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 9, 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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