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.
Open Team Bass Tournament
Calcutta-style, May 27
Registration fee is $50 per team and must be paid by May 24. More information: Robert Giffin, 533-0357.
Wednesday Night Shootout
May 3 results
Greg Davis reporting
Smilin’ Jon Cole, by himself, three bass, 10.11 pounds. Ronnie and Tennille Young, three bass, 9.1 pounds. Cole Pearson and Bubba Hood, three bass, 9.0. Chance Fuller and Oakley Walraven, three bass, 8.13 pounds. Big fish: Smilin’ Jon Cole, 4.10 pounds. Twenty-seven boats in the field. Tournament hours 6:30 to 10:30. Entry fee $35 per team, $30 for singles. Three-fish limit. Entrants must fish six of the 16 scheduled tournaments to qualify for the championship. More information: Greg Davis, 706 533-3186.
Top Dawg Bass Tournament
Oct. 29, Wildwood Park
Entry fee $125 per two-man team. Includes big fish pot. One place for every 10 boats. Hours safe light until 3 p.m. Rules, regulations and boat draw will be held Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 at The Tackle Shop, or at the ramp on tournament morning. The tournament benefits a local high school team. More information: Kevin Waters, (706) 399-3154.
Jennifer Drummond reporting
Nick Kirkland, five bass, 15.11 pounds. Kenny Miles, five bass, 12.04 pounds. Gary Macky, five bass, 11.12 pounds. Nick Kirkland, 4.05 pounds.
Wildwood Bass Club
Ray Diamond reporting
Zack Lamb, 20.15 pounds. Eric Mora, 18.12 pounds. Chris Rodwell, 18.6 pounds. Big fish: Rodwell, 6.2 pounds.
April 11 results
Mark Warnock reporting
Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 17.6 pounds. Glenn Hubbard, five bass, 16.11 pounds. Nick Faulkner, five bass, 13.13 pounds. Big fish: Guilbeau, 5 pounds. Thirteen fishermen caught 53 bass weighing 125.7 pounds.
Saturday Morning Open Team
At Wildwood Park
Reno Reasoner reporting
Next: TBA. Entry fee $45 includes big fish. Hours: safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Reno Reasoner, (706) 834-0017.
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
Oct. 6-7: Mr. Clark Hill Tournament (exclusive to CHC members).
May 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
May 3 results
Robert Giffin reporting
Bill McKie. Five bass, 16.02 pounds. Ben Lee, five bass, 15.68 pounds. Ray Diamond, five bass, 15.56 pounds. Big fish: Jay Jennings, 5.50 pounds. Twelve boats in the field.
Next tournament: June 1. Anyone 60 or older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
NOTE: May tournament switched to the 21st because of a conflict in Wildwood Park on May 14.
All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: May 21, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Next: May 7, Dorn Facility, Thurmond Lake. May 13, Bring a Youth, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood. May 20-21, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
NOTE: The tournaments will be held on Saturdays this year.
2017 schedule: 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 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.