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 17 results

Greg Davis reporting

Hugh McMurray and D.J. Hadden, three bass, 15.1 pounds. Patrick McLoughlin and Jimmy Rhodes, three bass, 13.4 pounds (tie) (big fish of 6.9 pounds), Bart Blackburn and Stevie Gambrell, three bass, 13.4 (big fish of 4.13 pounds), Smilin’ Jon Cole and Trey Beck, three bass, 12 pounds. Big fish: McMurray and Hadden, 7.11 pounds.. Thirty-two 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.

Striped Bass Challenge

2018 Winter Classic

On Lake Hartwell

Jan. 5, captains’ meeting at Anderson, S.C. Civic Center. Jan. 6, tournament out of Green Pond Landing. More details to be announced.

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.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

May 13 results

John Boy Long reporting

Matt Davis, five bass, 15.79 pounds. Jim Holton, five bass, 15.14 pounds. John Boy Long, five bass, 13.97 pounds. Big fish: Long, 5.89 pounds.

April 22 results

Randall Clark, five bass, 14.08 pounds. Jim Holton, five bass, 13.88 pounds. Donald Powell, five bass, 121.59 pounds. Big fish: Clark, 6.15 pounds.

Augusta Bass Club

April 22 results

John Boy Long reporting

Randall Clark, five bass, 14 pounds. John Boy Long, five bass, 12.4 pounds. Julious Lively, five bass, 11.1 pounds. Big fish: Clark, 6.2 pounds.

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. 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: or visit ABA online at

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: 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 27, bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. June 3, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes.

More information: Fred Perry, 706-833-2834 res. or 706-541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.