Fishing Tournaments

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

April 21-22

Green River Lake

Columbia, Kentucky

Entry fees $125 per team in the Amateur Division and $250 in the Professional Division. More information: www.crappieusa.com.

Leader of the Pack

Bass Tournament

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

February results

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.

Augusta Bassmasters

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

February results

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

Bass Tournament

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.

Evans Bassmasters

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

February results

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

Individual Tournament

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 wdhsierra@gmail.com 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.

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