Fishing Tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer 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.


Greenbrier High School

Fishing Team results

From Lake Eufaula

Sue Blumling reporting

Georgia BASS Nation

High School Tournament

By the Numbers: Jan. 13

Number of high school teams: 150. Number of Junior Teams Competing: 27. Total teams: 177. Greenbrier High School Teams: 6. Weather: Wind chills in the 20s. Top tournament weight: 17.58 pounds. How Greenbrier fared: 9th, Jake Blumling and Coleman Johnson, five bass, 10.38 pounds, qualified for Georgia BASS Nation High School State Classic, Lake Eufaula, May 31-June 1. 25th, Cy Casey and Tanner Hadden, two bass, 5.10 pounds. 28th, Hayden Morrison and Tyler Starkey, three bass, 4.35 pounds. 62nd, Matt Frey and Caleb Hudson, one bass, 1.53 pounds. 67th, Ryan Ingalls and Morgan Newton, Jacob Hodge and Jacob Parker. Next: Feb. 10, FLW/TBF Georgia State Tournament, West Point Lake; Feb. 17, Georgia BASS Nation High School Tournament, Lake Seminole.

Columbia County River Rats

Bass Club

Ray Diamond reporting

January results

Bart Blackburn, 17.03 pounds. Matt Bickley, 11.12 pounds. Wesley Story, 9.5 pounds. Big fish: Blackburn, 5.10 pounds.

CSRA Bassmasters

January results

Wayne Good reporting

Freddie Norman, five bass, 7.95 pounds. David Brown, three bass, 5.50 pounds. Oneal Johnston, two bass, 4.75 pounds. Carolina Anglers Team Trail

Thurmond Lake

Jan. 13 results

Bart Blackburn and Speedy Gambrell, five bass, 21 pounds, 4 ounces. Paul Gettys and Russell Clark, five bass, 20 pounds, 14 ounces. Chris Rodwell and Jon Hair, five bass, 19 pound, 12 ounces. Hampton Rowland and Brad Collins, five bass, 19 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: 3-way tie at 6 pounds, 2 ounces (Gettys and Clark, Rodwell and Hair, Rowland and Collins).

More information: Jon Hair, Greenfish Tackle, (706) 432-8225.

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. More information: or

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: Jan. 28, Feb. 18, March 11. 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 call Hooker at (706) 533-7329, email or

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: Feb. 25, Lake Murray, Dreher Island State Park. March 18, Thurmond Lake, Dorn Facility. NOTE: AFT National Championship will be held on Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C., at Green Pond Oct. 21-26, 2018.



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