Fishing Tournaments

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.


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:

Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation

3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 1, Wildwood Park

Cabela’s, in conjunction with The Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation, presents the third annual Easter Egg Hunt, with an appearance of the Easter Bunny, on Saturday, April 1, at Wildwood Park. Event hours are 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. All food and games are free. Pre-register online at, or that morning from 10 to 11. Thanks to all our sponsors.

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 a.m. to 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

4th 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, 1 (864) 992-0495.

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: Reno Reasoner, (706) 834-0017.

Westside Bassmasters

March 4 results

Jenny Drummond reporting

Nick Kirkland, five bass, 14.10 pounds. Julius Ledbetter, five bass, 13.13 pounds. Hunter Graham, five bass, 13.12 pounds. Big fish: Graham, 4.8 pounds.

Cherokee Bassmasters

Feb. 26 results

Charles Lewis reporting

Ray Fitzgerald, five bass, 17.10 pounds. Charles Lewis, five bass, 14.35 pounds. Jason Sowinski, five bass, 12.50 pounds. Big fish: Frank Sabo, 5.45 pounds. Eight fishermen caught 33 bass weighing 83 pounds, 5 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

Individual Tournament

March 2 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Sammy Landrum, five bass, 17.97 pounds. Bill McKie, five bass, 14.46 pounds. Gary Mackey, five bass, 14.22 pounds. Thirteen boats in the field.

Next tournament: 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 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 for 2017: 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: or visit ABA online at

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.

2017 schedule: 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.