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.


Columbia County River Rats

December results

Ray Diamond reporting

Wesley Story, 18.2 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 9.12 pounds. Eric Mora, 7.10 pounds. Big fish: Story, 5 pounds.

Wildwood Bass Club

December results

Ray Diamond reporting

Wesley Story, 18.2 pounds. Ray Diuamond, 14.13 pounds. Chris Rodwell, 14.7 pounds. Big fish: Rodwell, 5.10 pounds.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Wildwood Park

Entry fee $45. Hours: Safe light until 3 p.m. To enter: Show up at the ramp at least 30 minutes before blast-off.

High School Fishing

The Bass Federation

Student Angler Federation

2018 TBF/FLW High School

Fishing Schedule

High School Fishing World Finals

National Championship

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.

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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 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 m3embership, save money by doing so at the boat ramp. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: or visit ABA online at American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Jan. 7 results

Phil Morris reporting

Russell Clark, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 23.67 pounds, $610. Jonathon Botts, Abbeville, five bass, 22.36 pounds, $448. Shane Abbott, Ninety Six, S.C., five bass, 17.56 pounds, $94. Big fish: Botts, 9.45 pounds. Eighteen fishermen in the field.

Next: 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.

The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Mrs. Richard Alden Knight’s SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times if you wish to find the offer. The Major Periods are shown in boldface type. These begin at the times shown and last for an hour and a half or two hours thereafter.

The Minor Periods, shown in regular type, are of shorter duration.

A.M. P.M.

Jan. 12 Fri 1:40 7:45 1:55 8:10

13 Sat 2:25 8:30 2:30 8:50

14 Sun 3:05 9:15 3:25 9:35

15 Mon 3:50 9:55 4:05 10:25

16 Tues 4:40 10:50 5:00 11:15

17 Wed 5:30 11:25 5:35 11:50

18 Thur 6:05 7:25 12:15

19 Fri 6:55 12:45 7:35 1:10

20 Sat 7:50 1:40 8:15 2:00

21 Sun 8:35 2:25 9:05 2:50