Fishing tournaments

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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.


Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation

Members are eligible to participate in three annual bass tournaments that pay back $10,000 first-place money. Entry fee is $100 per year, $20 membership fee and two toys. The team earning the most points at the end of the year will earn an additional $1,000. The foundation helps local children and cancer patients in need. More information: (706) 830-6439.

Columbia County River Rats Bass Club

January results

Wesley Story, 17.2 pounds. Jon Cole, 11.9 pounds. Jack Corey, 11.6 pounds. Big fish: Story, 5.10 pounds.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Open Team Event

Next: Sunday. Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours are safe light to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the lock and dam. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Individual Tournament

Next: TBA. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee is $45. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.

Southern Anglers Challenge

On Thurmond Lake

All tournaments out of Wild­wood Park. Clark Hill Division, Feb. 25, March 24, April 21, May 19. More information: Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846, or Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

All tournaments out of Wild­wood Park. Jan. 28, Feb. 18, March 10, April 14, April 28, May 6 (Sunday). Division championship June 2-3. Membership dues are $25 and the tournament fee is $70. 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: William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96

Jan. 8 results

From Lake Murray

Phil Morris reporting

Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 19.39 pounds, $548. Dave Franklin, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 18.22 pounds, $256. Cody Page, Little Mountain, S.C., five bass, 17.23 pounds, $71. Big fish: Anderson, 6.34 pounds, $75. Fifteen anglers in the field.

Next: Feb. 26, Lake Green­wood, Greenwood State Park.

Fort Gordon

Sportsman’s Club

All at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted: Jan. 29, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. March 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 25, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 29, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 20, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 2, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 10, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 24, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 8, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Aug. 12, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 9, Fort Gordon Sportsman Club Crappie Tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 16, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 22, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 28, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 18, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 9, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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. 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, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.

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