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.
Clark Hill Bassmasters
John Boy Long, 10.84 pounds. Paul Christian, 8.24 pounds. Donald Powell, 7.97 pounds. Big fish: Matt Davis, 5.02 pounds.
High School Fishing
The Bass Federation, Student Angler Federation
2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Schedule
High School Fishing World Finals
June 26-30, Pickwick Lake, Florence, Ala.
Bass Pro Shops
FLW High School Fishing Opens
Oct. 13, Lake Murray Open, Prosperity, S.C. Dec. 8, Lake Seminole Open, Bainbridge, Ga.
Student Angler Federation State Championships
Feb. 10, Georgia State Championship, West Point Lake, LaGrange, Ga. April 29, South Carolina State Championship, Lake Murray, Prosperity, S.C.
Student Angler Federation
High School Fishing Challenges
Feb. 18, Lake Hartwell Early Bird Challenge, Anderson, S.C.
State Athletic Association Events
March 17, GICAA Georgia State Championship, to be determined. More information: FLWFishing.com or HighSchoolFishing.org.
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. Entrants should start their food drives, with the emphasis on non perishable foods. High protein items such as peanut butter, beans, canned chicken and tuna fish are popular. Take your donation to any Golden Harvest Food Bank and get a receipt. You also can donate online and bring your receipt to the captain’s meeting. 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.
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: 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 membership, save money by doing so at the boat ramp. 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: Jan. 7, Thurmond Lake, Dorn Facility. Feb. 25, Lake Murray, Dreher Island State Park. March 18, Thurmond Lake, Dorn Facility. April 8, Lake Russell, Highway 72 ramp. May 12, Bring a Youth, Greenwood State Park. .May 20, Thurmond Lake, Dorn Facility. NOTE: AFT National Championship will be held on Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C., out of Green Pond Oct. 21-26, 2018.