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.
Top Dawg Bass Tournament
Oct. 29, Wildwood Park
Entry fee $125 per two-man team, includes big fish pot fee. One place paid for every 10 boats. Hours safe light until 3 p.m. Rules, regulations to be announced and the boat draw will be held at The Tackle Shop on Oct. 26 from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. Late registration at the ramp on tournament morning. More information: Kevin Waters, (706) 399-3154.
The Hook and Cook Festival
Oct. 22, Jackson, S.C.
The 100 percent pay back fishing tournament starts at safe light on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Jackson Boat Landing on the Savannah River. Entry fee is $50 per boat with an optional $10 big fish pot fee. There are four categories: pan fish, largemouth bass, striped bass/hybrid bass and catfish. The festival will be held at the Jackson Community Center, 106 Main Street. The S.C. Barbecue Association is sanctioning the cookoff set for Oct. 22, with $3,650 in prize money. Barbecue sandwiches, rib and chicken plates will be sold to the public starting at 11 a.m. festival day until sold out. The festival begins Friday night (Oct. 21) with the Palmetto Groove Party Band kicking things off. The event is free and features arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a kids zone and cornhole tournament with six pairs of Carolina-Clemson football tickets as prizes. More information: Lynn Sullivan at (803) 471-9778, or visit www.jackson-sc.gov/hook-and-cook. Citizens of Georgia Power
Present Power Lines Bass Tournament
Sept. 23, Wildwood Park
This event benefits Veterans K9 Solutions Inc. Entry fee $100 per two-man boat. Big fish contest $10, winner takes all. Pre-registration through Sept. 21 with early registration at Academy Sports and Outdoors, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Registration at the ramp on tournament day begins at 5 a.m. Five-fish limit per team. Weigh-in starts at 3 p.m. $5,000* to first place, one place paid for every 10 boats. *-based on a full field of 100 boats. Clarks Hill Committee rules apply. Winners may be subject to polygraph test. More information: Jacob Gibbs, (706) 830-5099 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Dodgen (706) 831-0281 (email@example.com) Wildwood Bass Club
Ray Diamond reporting
Sammy Landrum, 9.3 pounds. George Nichols, 8.4 pounds. Ray Diamond, 8.2 pounds. Big fish: Matt Deufel, 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.
Saturday Morning Open Team
Bass Tournament at Wildwood Park
Steve Story reporting
Next: Saturday. Entry fee $45 includes big fish. Hours: safe light until 3 p.m. 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 Individual Tournament
Robert Giffin reporting
Next tournament: Aug. 31. 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: 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: 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: Sept. 16, crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Sept. 23, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. 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, 706-791-5078. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.