Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier 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.
Saturday Night Open Team Bass Tournament
At Wildwood Park
June 27 results; Robin Whisenant reporting
Vance Perkins and Jonathon Donald, five bass, 20.23 pounds. Woody and Trip Parks, five bass, 19.22 pounds. David and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 19.20 pounds. Big fish: Perkins and Donald, 6.67 pounds. Thirty-one boats in the field.
Presented by Carolina Bass Club, Number One Tackle and Augusta Marine, all tournaments will be held at Wildwood Park. Hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Signup at the ramp from 5 p.m., to 6 p.m. Entry fee: $30 per boat, includes big fish pot. $4 goes into the pot for the end-of-season Classic set Aug. 26 from 5 p.m. to midnight. To qualify for Classic, each participant must fish a minimum three Saturday Night tournaments. Or, they have the option to pay an extra $60 plus the $60 Classic entry fee to fish. More information: Robin Whisenant, (803) 507-1639, or Larry Holley, (803) 640-5290.
Wednesday Night Shootout
Open Team Bass Tournament
June 28 results; Greg Davis reporting
Ronnie and Tennille Young, three bass, 14.8 pounds. Bart Blackburn and Steve Gambrell, three bass, 11.7 pounds. Hamp Rowland and Brad Collins, three bass, 10.7 pounds. Tracy Carter and Doug Sellers, three bass, 9.2 pounds. Smilin’ John Cole and Trey Beck, three bass, 8.12 pounds. Big fish: The Youngs, 6.15 pounds. Thirty-six 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
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.
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.
Carolina Bass Club
June results; Robin Whisenant reporting
Stewart Gambrell, five bass, 18.41 pounds. Robin Whisenant, five bass, 13.46 pounds. Joey Clark, five bass, 12.65 pounds. Big fish: Dale Rutland, 5.01 pounds. Thirty-one boats in the field.
Wildwood Bass Club
June results; Ray Diamond reporting
Zack Lamb, 17.7 pounds. Steve Story, 17.4 pounds. Wesley Story, 15.14 pounds. Big fish: Steve Story, 6 pounds.
Sanctioned bass tournaments
Oct. 6-7: Mr. Clark Hill Tournament (exclusive to CHC members).
Senior Bass Anglers Individual Tournament
Robert Giffin reporting
Next: July 27. Anyone 60 or older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: 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: email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com. American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Next: July 9, Highway 72 ramp, Lake Russell. Aug. 20, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. Oct. 1, Thurmond Lake, Dorn Boating Facility. Nov. 12, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. Dec. 3, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
NOTE: The tournaments will be held on Saturdays this year. 2017 schedule: July 22, bass tournament, 6-11 a.m. Aug. 19, bass tournament, 6-11 a.m. Sept. 2, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 16, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 23, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8-11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 28, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 2, bass tournament, safe light until 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) 791-5078. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.