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.

Third annual Tommy Shaw Memorial Open Team Bass Tournament

March 6, Wildwood Park

Based on a field of 125 boats, the guaranteed first-place purse is $5,000. Sanctioned by the Clark Hill Committee, pre-registration for the event will be held on March 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Academy Sports and Outdoors off Washington Road in Evans. Drawing for boat numbers is at 7. Teams also can register at the ramp. Entry fee is $100 per team (if neither team member is a Clark Hill Committee member, the fee is $150). Tournament hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boats must be checked by 6:30 a.m. on tournament day. For more information, call Ray Diamond at (706) 860-7024.

Stevens Creek/Savannah River Open Team Bass Tournament

It will start on March 6 at the DeLaughter Boat Ramp off Martintown Road. Entry fee is $30 with 100 percent payback. Hours are safe light until 1 p.m. For more information, call Joel Carson at (706) 830-6924.

35th annual Rebel Open

March 27, Dorn Sport Fishing Facility

Thurmond Lake

Sponsored by the Rebel Bassmasters of Greenwood, S.C., the tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. First-place prize of $1,000 is guaranteed. Entry fee is $100 per team prior to March 27 and $110 per team on tournament day. One place will be paid for every seven boats entered. This is a team event -- no single entries. Contestants must be at the ramp 30 minutes prior to the start. Five-fish limit. For entry forms or more information, call (864) 980-2584, or (864) 979-3558. Entry forms must be mailed to Derek White, 101 Deerwood Lane, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Fish for Life

Open Team Bass Tournament

May 15, Wildwood Park

Profits benefit the American Cancer Society. The first-place purse of $5,000 is guaranteed. Entry fee is $65, of which $10 is for the big fish pot. Sponsors include Milton Ruben Toyota, Weinberger's Furniture, Ben Dreamin' Outdoors, Rick's Paint & Body and Lincolnton Marine. For more information, call John Boy Long at (706) 210-2893.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Next: TBA. Tournament hours safe light until TBA. Register at Wildwood Park ramps. Entry fee is $55 per boat, includes big fish pot. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Sammy Landrum at (706) 825-9167 or Tony Postell at (706) 564-8061.

Bucketmouth Bassmasters

Feb. 20 results

Larry Miller reporting

Kevin McKee, four bass, 14 pounds. Duane Houk, three bass, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Steve McGaha, three bass, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: Kevin McKee, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Thirteen fishermen caught 24 bass weighing 59.4 pounds and all were released alive.

Westside Bassmasters

Feb. 20 results

Jimmy Huffman reporting

Barry Frazier, 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Kenny Miles, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Julius Ledbetter, 3 pounds, 15 ounces. Big fish: Frazier, 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Eleven fishermen caught 12 bass weighing 28 pounds, 2 ounces.

Columbia County River Rats Bass Club

January results

Danny Collier, 13.14 pounds. Jon Cole, 7.09 pounds. Ray Diamond, 6.04 pounds. Big fish: Collier, 7.12 pounds.

Greenbrier Bassmasters

Feb. 13 results

Charles Lewis reporting

Andrew Lewis, five bass, 16.25 pounds. Chad Graham, two bass, 3.65 pounds. Steve Smith, one bass, 3.20 pounds. Big fish: Andrew Lewis, 3.80 pounds, Eight fishermen caught nine fish weighing 24.10 pounds.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Feb. 20 results

Joseph Pearson reporting

Rocky Fulmer, Warren Turner, five fish, 54.45 pounds. Tommy Lindley, Eddie Mason, four fish, 30.04 pounds. Mark Crawford, Ray Price, Adam Price, one fish, 13.7 pounds. Big fish: Fulmer, 30.62 pounds. Twenty-three fishermen in 12 boats caught 13 fish weighing 109.11 pounds.

Sunday Morning Open Team

Feb. 7 results

Mario Hall reporting

Gary Powell, 12.30 pounds. Mike Sexton and Mike Powell, 3.82 pounds. Trey Beck and Bo Story, 3.50 pounds. Big fish: Powell, 4.76 pounds.

Feb. 21 results

Gary Powell and Chip Dollar, 7.85 pounds. Glen Davis and Paul Morris, 5.64 pounds. Big fish: Powell and Dollar, 2.78 pounds.

Next: March 7. Amity Boat Ramp, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. $35 per team, includes big fish. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Hall at (706) 466-5730.

American Bass Anglers

Schedule: Saturday, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex, Hawe Creek; March 27, Elijah Clark State Park; April 10, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex, Hawe Creek; May 15, Cherokee Landing; June 12-13, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex, Hawe Creek. Saturday's tournament registration will be held at the ramp from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Membership dues are $25 and the tournament fee is $70. Tournament hours are 7 a.m. 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. For more information, call director Dale Hart at (912) 925-5004, or Milton Keene at (706) 595-9777, e-mail dhart89@comcast.net or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division

Wildwood Park

March 13, April 10, May 15, June 19. Tournament director: Craig Johnson. For more information, call (706) 564-9564, or e-mail outdoordestinations@ knology.net.

C and R Bass Tournaments

Savannah River Division

SPRING FEVER: March 20, Hartwell, Portman ramp. April 24, Thurmond Lake, Soap Creek Marina ramp. May 16, Russell, Highway 72 Elbert County ramp.

SUMMER HEAT: June 26, Hartwell, Portman ramp. July 18, Russell, Highway 72 ramp. Aug. 8, Thurmond Lake, Soap Creek Marina ramp. Sept. 4, Russell, Highway 72 ramp.

WINTER BLAST: Nov. 13, Thurmond, Soap Creek Marina ramp. Dec. 11, Hartwell, Portman ramp. Jan. 2, 2011, Russell, Highway 72 ramp. Jan. 23, Hartwell, Portman ramp.

No membership fees, no drawing partners, anglers can fish solo. Entry fee $120, includes big fish. Safe light until 3 p.m. The organization's Classic will be held March 2011 at Lake Guntersville, Ala. For a free brochure and more information: Write to C&R Outdoors, 105 Rivermist Drive, Covington, GA 30014, or phone (770) 772-5795, or check out the Web site at www.CandRoutdoors.com.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

March 7 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 21 -- Crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 11 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 25 -- Crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 9 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 23 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon in all Fort Gordon lakes open to fishing. June 5 -- Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. June 13 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 27 -- Crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 11 -- Bass Tournament, safe light until noon. Aug. 15 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 25 -- Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 10 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 24 -- Crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 14 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 12 -- Bass tournament, safe light until noon.

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. For more information, call Fred Perry at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.


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