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.
Crappie USA Tournament
Green River Lake
Entry fees $125 per team in the Amateur Division and $250 in the Professional Division. More information: www.crappieusa.com.
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 5:30-6:30 a.m., on tournament morning. A local high school sports team benefits. More information: Kevin Waters, (706) 399-3154.
Hawe Creek Bass Club’s
Fourth annual Open Team Bass Tournament
March 11, Dorn Facility
Mark Abbott reporting
First place team wins $3,500 (based on a 50-boat field). Entry fee $150 plus optional big fish pot fee of $25. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Flyers available at Augusta Marine and Greenfish Tackle. More information: Mark Abbott, (864) 992-0495.
Wildwood Bass Club
Ray Diamond reporting
Matt Deufel, 20.15 pounds. Zack Lamb, 17.8 pounds. Wesley Story, 16.8 pounds. Big fish (tie): Story and Richard Bradshaw, 6 pounds.
Feb. 25 results
John Boy Long reporting
Julious Lively, five bass, 16.8 pounds. Larry Atkins, five bass, 15.9 pounds. Randall Clark, five bass, 8.10 pounds. Big fish: Lively, 7.8 pounds.
Columbia County River Rats
Ray Diamond reporting
Jon Cole, 19.7 pounds. Wesley Story, 16.8 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 16.8 pounds. Big fish: Story, 6 pounds.
Saturday Morning Open Team
At Wildwood Park
Reno Reasoner reporting
Next: Saturday. Entry fee $45 includes big fish. Hours: safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Reasoner, (706) 834-0017.
Feb. 18 results
Mark Warnock reporting
Gene Tant, five bass, 11 pounds, 4 ounces. Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 11 pounds, 6 ounces. Danny Collier, five bass, 11 pounds, 2 ounces. No big fish. Eleven fishermen caught 33 bass weighing 67 pounds, 4 ounces.
Hawe Creek Bass Club
Mark Abbott reporting
Evan Weaver, five bass, 18.88 pounds. Brian Jones, five bass, 17.22 pounds. Bobby Stanfill, five bass, 16.75 pounds. Big fish: Glenn Cox, 5.36 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
Feb. 24 results
Robert Giffin reporting
Gary Odom, five bass, 15.78 pounds. David Brown, five bass, 15.52 pounds. Bill McKie, five bass, 14.97. Twelve boats in the field.
Next: Last tournament is April 13, with the championship set April 20. The group is accepting new members before the start of the new fishing year in May. Anyone 60 or older 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: call Hooker, (706) 533-7329, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit americanbassanglers. com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Next: 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: 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 a.m. to 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 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 19, bass tournament, 6 a.m. to 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 a.mn. to 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: call Perry, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.