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.
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. 18 results
Reno Reasoner reporting
Reno Reasoner and Keith Williamson, five bass, 21.4 pounds. Charlie Doyle and Sean, five bass, 20.10 pounds. Brad Collins, five bass, 18.11 pounds. Big fish: Reasoner, 6.0 pounds. Nineteen boats in the field.
Next: Saturday. Entry fee $45 includes big fish. Hours: safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Reasoner, (706) 834-0017.
Clark Hill Striper Club
Feb. 18 results
Rick Quarles reporting
Rocky and Dusty Pearson, David and Tristan Richardson, six fish, 82.06 pounds. Tommy Lindley, Eddie Mason, Bill McCarson, four fish, 43.52 pounds. Bill Lampkin, four fish, 27.11 pounds. Jody Arnold, Charlie Wood, Thomas Guin, four fish, 25.60 pounds. Big fish: Lindley, Mason, McCarson, 26.10 pounds.
Feb. 18 results
Charles Lewis reporting
Baylor Ronemus, four bass, 14 pounds, 2 ounces. Jackson Lee, five bass, 12 pounds, 12 ounces. Chris Thompson, five bass, 12 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Ronemus, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Fifteen fishermen caught 56 bass weighing 109 pounds, 2 ounces.
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: Today. Anyone 60 or older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule: 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: Hooker, (706) 533-7329, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit american bassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Next: Sunday, 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.
Schedule: Saturday, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 25, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 8, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 22, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 27, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 3, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8-11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. June 10, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 24, bass tournament, safe light until noon. July 22, bass tournament, 6-11 a.m. Aug. 19, bass tournament, 6-11 a.m. Sept. 2, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 16, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 23, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8-11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 28, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 2, bass tournament, safe light until 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 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.