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, or (706) 833-9660.

Columbia County River Rats Bass Club

Open Individual

Bass Tournament

Feb. 25, Wildwood Park.

More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.

Evans Bassmasters

Jan. 14 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 11 pounds, 13 ounces. Don Smith, three bass, 10 pounds, 6 ounces. Glenn Hubbard, five bass, 9 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Nathan Faulkner, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Thirteen fishermen caught 28 bass weighing 68 pounds, 13 ounces.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

Jan. 14 results

Tom Hall reporting

Jim Holton, five bass, 13.58 pounds. Colden Storey, five bass, 11.42 pounds. Tracey Ethridge, five bass, 8.56 pounds. Big fish: Steve Kelley, 4.67 pounds.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Jan. 8 results

Joey Bishop reporting

Lewis Burnett, 3.72 pounds. Bryan Lewis and Eric Snelling, 2.22 pounds. Big fish: Lewis and Snelling, 2.22 pounds.

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: Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Jan. 14 results

Eric Mora reporting

Mora, 17 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: 6 pounds, 2 ounce.

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

Southern Anglers Challenge

On Thurmond Lake

Schedule: 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

Schedule: 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

Next: Feb. 26, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. March 18, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. April 22, Dorn ramp, Clarks Hill. May 5-6, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

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

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