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.
Open Team Bass Tournament
At Wildwood Park, July 8 results
Robin Whisenant reporting
D.J. Hadden and Hugh McMurray, five bass, 16.22 pounds. Stewart Gambrell and Bart Blackburn, five bass, 14.68 pounds. Hampton Rowland, by himself, five bass, 13.73 pounds. Big fish: Hadden and McMurray, 5.98 pounds. Twenty-nine 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 6-11 p.m. Signup at the ramp from 5-6 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: Whisenant, (803) 507-1639, or Larry Holley, (803) 640-5290.
Wednesday Night Shootout
Open Team Bass Tournament
July 12 results
Greg Davis reporting
Results to be posted next week. 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.
Jenny Drummond reporting
Nick Kirkland, five bass, 16.04 pounds. Julius Ledbetter, four bass, 14.02 pounds. Kenny Miles, five bass, 12.08 pounds. Big fish: Ledbetter, 4.12 pounds. 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: 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.
Senior Bass Anglers
Robert Giffin reporting
Next tournament: July 27. Anyone 60 or older wanting to join, call Giffin at (706) 533-0357.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2017: 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
July 9 results from Lake Russell
Phil Morris reporting
Joey Miller, Waterloo, S.C., five bass, 9.20 pounds, $649. Eric Edmondson, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 9.09 pounds, $387. Kevin Bragg, Laurens, S.C., five bass, 8.16 pounds, $101. Andy Lake, Batesburg, S.C., two bass, 6.37 pounds. Big fish: Lake, 3.86 pounds, $177. Twenty-one anglers in the field.
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.
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: Perry, (706) 791-5078. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.