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: www.crappieusa.com.

Malcolm Cunningham Chevrolet presents an open team tournament

April 22, Wildwood Park

Entry fee $100 with $10 big fish pot. Winners earn guaranteed $5,000 (based on a 100-boat field). Pre-registration April 20 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Malcolm Cunningham Chevrolet. Three door prizes to be awarded night of pre-registration. Must be registered for tournament and present to win $1,000, $500 or $250. Late registration 5-6:30 a.m., at Wildwood Park on tournament day.

Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 15, Wildwood Park

Winners earn guaranteed $5,000 (based on a 100-boat field). Pre-registration will be held at Malcolm Cunningham Chevrolet on April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Entry fee $100 plus $10 for big fish pot. Three door prizes awarded night of pre-registration. Late registration 5-6:30 a.m., at Wildwood Park on tournament day.

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 www.chfishforlife.org, 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

Steve Debord and Chris Heath, five bass, 23.67 pounds, $2,400. Chris Rodwell and Jon Hair, five bass, 23.07 pounds, $800. Steve Franklin and Walt Ruff, five bass, 21.46 pounds, $440. Chuck and Gary Odom, five bass, 20.92 pounds, $250. Eric Mora and Bo Storey, five bass, 20.85 pounds, $150. First big fish: Joey Brunix and Jack Corey, 6.87 pounds, $500. Second big fish: Debord and Heath, 6.70 pounds, $250. Thirty teams weighed in 105 bass weighing 370.01 pounds.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

At Wildwood Park

Reno Reasoner reporting

Next: Saturday, March 25. Entry fee $45 includes big fish. Hours: safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Reno Reasoner, (706) 834-0017.

Carolina Bass Club

February results

Robin Whisenant reporting

Curtis Temples, five bass, 14.84 pounds. Robin Whisenant, five bass, 14.81 pounds. Cody McElhaney, five bass, 14.01 pounds. Big fish: Billy Freeman, 6.82 pounds. Eighteen fishermen caught 76 bass weighing 177.67 pounds.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

March 11 results

John Boy Long reporting

Archie Lee, five bass, 18.29 pounds. Matt Davis, five bass, 16.75 pounds. Joe Scott, five bass, 12.08 pounds. Big fish: Davis, 5.41 pounds. The club’s Top Six for 2016: Randall Clark, 126.74 pounds. Colden Story, 100.02 pounds. Matt Davis, 86.475 pounds. Doug Winters, 82.79 pounds. James Holton Sr., 76.02 pounds. Barry McLain, 67.99 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

March 5 results

William Hooker reporting

Zack Lamb, Martinez, five bass, 17.80 pounds, $432. Keith Williamson, Evans, five bass, 15.43 pounds, $223. Marty Quesada Jr., five bass, 13.31 pounds, $79. Big fish: Lamb, 5.47 pounds, $75. Fifteen anglers in the field.

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: 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: wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: March 19, Thurmond Lake, Dorn ramp.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Big Bass Tournament

March 11 results

Fred Perry reporting

Bob Palagyi won with a 3-pound, 11-ounce fish.

NOTE: All of the tournaments will be held on Saturdays this year.

2017 schedule: 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 FortGordon 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.

 

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