Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer 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.
Savannah River Division
Walmart Bass Fishing League
Tournament, Feb. 25
Wildwood Park, Thurmond Lake
Entry fee: $230 for Boaters, $115 for Co-Anglers. The top 45 finishers from each division qualify to fish one of six regional tournaments. Registration will take place on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m., at the Walmart in Evans, Ga., 4469 Washington Road. Host for the event is the Columbia County Board of Commissioners. Fishing will commence at 7:30 a.m., on tournament day and weigh-in starts at 3:30 p.m. More information: FLWfishing.com.
Student Angler Federation
Georgia State Championship
West Point Lake
Feb. 11 results
Greenbrier High School
Coach Shawn Hackett reporting
(The Top 10 qualified for the High School Nationals, June 27-July 1, Lake Pickwick, Florence, Ala.); 1-Cal Culpepper-Mason Waddell, Harris County High School, 5 bass, 12 pounds, 10 ounces. 2-Hunter Parker-Daniel Pames, PHS Bass Club, 5 bass, 12 pounds, 2 ounces. 3-Jacob Blumling-Coleman Johnson*, Greenbrier High School Bass Club, 5 bass, 11 pounds, 11 ounces (boat captain Cole Pearson). *-Defending state champions. Rest of the top 10 field from schools elsewhere in the state. NOTE: Greenbrier’s Cy Casey and Tanner Hadden finished 11th. They and teammates Matt Frey and Andrew Hackett will compete Sunday in the S.C. Open on Lake Hartwell. Greenbrier returns to West Point Lake on March 11 for the next Georgia Bass Nation tournament.
Leader of the Pack
March 25, Wildwood Park
Entry fee is $125 per two-man team and includes big fish pot fee. One place awarded for every 10 boats. Hours safe light until 3 p.m. Rules, registration and boat draw at the ramp from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., on tournament morning. A local high school sports team benefits. More information: Kevin Waters, (706) 399-3154.
Saturday Morning Open Team
At Wildwood Park
Feb. 11 results
Reno Reasoner reporting
Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 24 pounds. Noel and David Brown, five bass, 23.8 pounds. Hugh McMurray, five bass, 21.13 pounds. Big fish: Chris Hadden, 6.13 pounds. Twenty boats in the field.
Next: Saturday. Entry fee $45 includes big fish. Hours: safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Reno Reasoner, (706) 834-0017.
Clark Hill Striper Club
Jan. 14 results
Arthur Davenport and Mr. Paven, six fish, 64.55 pounds. Tommy Lindley and Eddie Mason, six fish, 63.24 pounds. Rocky Pearson, David Richardson and Allen Reese, six fish, 36.60 pounds. Robert Buist, Mike Ray and Mike Modk, six fish, 35.58 pounds. Big fish: Davenport and Paven, 32.71 pounds..
Clark Hill Committee
2017 Officers: Robin Whisenant, president; Reno Reasoner, vice president/tournament director; Lucas Johnson, secretary; Archie Lee, treasurer. Board of Directors: Noel Brown, Barry Frazier, Ray Diamond, Sammy Landrum, Greg Davis.
Sanctioned bass tournaments
March 17-18: Local Top Six Tournament (exclusive to CHC members).
Oct. 6-7: Mr. Clark Hill Tournament (exclusive to CHC members).
April 1: Tommy Shaw Memorial Open Team Bass Tournament. Guaranteed first place: $3,500. Pre-registration: March 28 at Augusta Marine from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with boat positions drawn at 7 p.m. Entry fee: $110 (includes $10 big fish pot fee). If neither angler is a member of the Clark Hill Committee, the entry fee is $160 per boat and $160 for anyone signing up at the Wildwood Park ramp on tournament day.
March 6: Clark Hill Memorial Open Team Bass Tournament. Guaranteed first place: $3,500. Entry fees same as in Tommy Shaw Memorial. Pre-registration is May 2 at Fairway Ford, 5:30 to 7 p.m., with boat positions drawn at 7 p.m.
Senior Bass Anglers
Robert Giffin reporting
Next tournament: Feb. 24. Anyone 60 or older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
Feb. 12 results
William Hooker reporting
Bobby Stanfill, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 21.61 pounds, $401. Ray Fitzgerald, Evans, Ga., five bass, 21.61 pounds, $70. Hunter Ciccio, Hephzibah, five bass, 17.12 pounds, $79. Big fish: Ray Fitzgerald, 6.10 pounds.
NOTE: A makeup tournament will be held March 26 out of Wildwood Park.
All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: Feb. 12, March 5, April 23, May 14, June 4, July 9. Division championship Sept. 9-10. Entry fees: Division qualifier, $75 (includes big fish pot). Divisional Championship $150 (includes big fish pot). 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: Feb. 26, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. March 19, Thurmond Lake, Dorn ramp.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
NOTE: All of the tournaments will be held on Saturdays this year.
2017 schedule: Feb. 25, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. March 11, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. March 25, crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. April 8, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. April 22, crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. May 6, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. May 27, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. June 3, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. June 10, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. June 24, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. July 22, bass tournament, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 19, bass tournament, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 2, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Sept. 16, crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Sept. 23, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.mn. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Oct. 28, crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Nov. 11, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Dec. 2, 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 FortGordon 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: Fred Perry, 706-833-2834 res. or 706-541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.