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.


Open Team Bass Tournament

Calcutta-style, May 27

Wildwood Park

Registration fee is $50 per team and must be paid by May 24. More information: Robert Giffin, 533-0357.

Wednesday Night Shootout

May 10 results

Greg Davis reporting

Smilin’ Jon Cole and Trey Beck, three bass, 15.11 pounds. Reno Reasoner and Steven Reasoner, three bass, 12.10 (5.9-pound big fish), Bart Blackburn and Speedy Gambrell, 12.10 (4.9-pound big fish). David and J.C. Whyte, three bass, 10.11 pounds. Big fish: Cole and Beck, 7.14 pounds. Thirty 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.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

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.

Clarks Hill Striper Club

Open Tournament

Dorn Fishing Facility

April 29 results

Bill Tinley reporting

Tommy Lindley and Team Fishing Fools, two fish, 39.2 pounds. Daniel Skipper and Team Reel Deep, two fish, 26.12 pounds. Mark Crawford and Team Mark Crawford’s Guide Service, two fish, 26.05 pounds. Jason Tarlton and Team Well Hung, two fish, 16.98 pounds. Big fish: Fishing Fools, 33.52 pounds. The event raised money to support Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Fisheries in its striped bass and hybrid production.

Westside Bassmasters

May results

Jennifer Drummond reporting

Charles Storey, five bass, 14.06 pounds. Kenny Miles, five bass, 11.15 pounds. Julius Ledbetter, five bass, 11.08 pounds. Big fish: Storey, 4.10 pounds.

Clark Hill Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

May 6 results

Robin Whisenant reporting

Joey Spradley and Patrick McDowell, five bass, 21.37 pounds, $3,500. Keith WWilliamson and Reno Reasoner, five bass, 21.23 pounds, $850. Matthew Davis and Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 20.62 pounds, $650. Eric Mora and Frank Sabo, five bass, 19.61 pounds, $500. Bobby Stanfill and Chip Grice, five bass, 18.77 pounds, $300. Robby Grandle and Kirby Scott, five bass, 17.86 pounds, $200. First big fish: Williamson and Reasoner, 7.11 pounds, $264. Second big fish: Noel and David Brown, 6.78 pounds, $176. Thirty of 44 teams weighed in 148 bass weighing 478.14 pounds and all but two were released alive. Total tournament payout: $6,440. NOTE: A $500 sponsorship check was presented to the North Agusta and Augusta University fishing teams. Thanks to the youth anglers for assisting with the weigh-ins.

Senior Bass Anglers

Individual Tournament

Robert Giffin reporting

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. 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: 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

2017 schedule: 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 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.