Fishing Tournaments

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. 28, Wildwood Park

Entry fee $125 per two-man team, includes big fish pot fee. One place paid for every 10 boats. 80% payback. Hours safe light until 3 p.m. Rules, regulations and the boat draw will be held at ramp 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 cook-off 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 corn hole tournament with six pairs of Carolina-Clemson football tickets as prizes. More information: Lynn Sullivan at (803) 471-9778, or visit CSRA Bassmasters

September results

Wayne Good reporting

Oneal Johnston, five bass, 16.20 pounds. Mark Johnson, five bass, 14.78 pounds. Wayne Good, five bass, 14.10 pounds. Big fish: Johnston, 5.45 pounds.

August results

David Brown, five bass, 11.70 pounds. Colton Hunt, four bass, 6.40 pounds. Freddie Norman, three bass, 5.30 pounds.

Powerlines Bass Tournament

Sept. 23 results, Denise Hamrick reporting

William and Hampton Rowland, 17.23 pounds, $1,800. Greg Davis and Woody Parks, 16.83 pounds, $1,000. Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, 16.76 pounds, $700. Frank and Clayton Sabo, 15.86 pounds, $400. Lee Barnes and Clint Martin, 13.50 pounds, $200. Big fish No. 1: Davis and Parks, 6.45 pounds, $600. Big fish No. 2: Mark Strickland and Matt Loyal, 5.19 pounds, $260.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

Sept. 30 results, John Boy Long reporting

John Boy Long, five bass, 12.56 pounds. Paul Christian, four bass, 10.67 pounds. Caleb Boatwright, five bass, 9.68 pounds. Big fish: Christian, 3.73 pounds.

Augusta Bassmasters

Sept. 30 results, John Boy Long reporting

Ronnie Young, five bass, 18.6 pounds. John Boy Long, five bass, 12.10 pounds. Julius Lively, five bass, 9.12 pounds. Big fish: Young, 6.8 pounds.

Evans Bassmasters

Sept. 30 results, Mark Warnock reporting

Nick Faulkner, five bass, 13 pounds, 2 ounces. Mark Warnock, four bass, 10 pounds, 13 ounces. Mark Strickland, five bass, 10 pounds, 3 ounces. No big fish. Twelve fishermen caught 33 bass weighing 67 pounds, 3 ounces.

Wildwood Bass Club

September results, Ray Diamond reporting

Chris Rodwell, 13.14 pounds. Richard Bradshaw, 12.14 pounds. Zack Lamb, 11.5 pounds. Big fish (tie): Bradshaw and Rodwell, 4.8 pounds. Palmetto Boat Center’s

High School Tournament Trail

Sept. 30 results from Lake Russell

Marty Walker reporting

High School Division: James Laney III and Dawson Durham, Pickens High, five bass, 11.23 pounds. $1,000 scholarship each plus $100 contingency bonus.

Top school: York County High School Anglers (3-team aggregate): 26.11 pounds.

Middle School Division: Mitchell Robionson and Mason Ritts, Byrnes Junior High, fi8ve bass, 10.20 pounds.

Top school: Broome Junior High (3-team aggregate): 14.51 pounds.

Total entries: 225 high schools, 45 middle schools.

Next: Oct. 28, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Landing.

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

Anyone 60 or older wanting to join should contact Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

American Bass Anglers District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

All tournaments are on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Entry fees: Divisional qualifier $75 includes big fish pot. Divisional Championship $150 (include big fish pot). Schedule for 2017-2018: Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 10. Jan. 28, 2018, Feb. 18, March 11. Division championship April 14-15. 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. If you are joining as either a new ABA member or renewing your m3embership, save money by doing so at the boat ramp. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: wdhsierra or go to

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Oct. 1 results from Thurmond Lake

Phil Morris reporting

Andy Lake, Batesburg, SA.C., five bassm 13.80 pounds, $770. Tracy Webb, Elberton, Ga., five bnass, 11.45 pounds, $539. Jonathon Webb, Elberton, Ga., four bass, 10.88 pounds, $237. Steve Christie, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 10.70 pounds, $108. Big fish: Lake, 5.91 pounds.

Next: 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: 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.