Fishing Tournaments

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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 is (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

The Carolina Bass Club

Presents the Annual

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 5, Lake Springs Ramp

Entry fee $25 per boat ($2 goes toward year-end Classic payback). Tournament hours 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Year-end Classic slated for Saturday, Aug. 28, from 5 p.m. to midnight. Classic entry fee $55, including $5 for the big fish pot. To qualify for the Classic, anglers must fish a minimum of two Saturday night tournaments, or pay the Classic entry fee and an additional $45. Five-fish limit for team or individual. Payback based on the number of boats entered each week. For more information, call Donald Jones at (706) 832-0147; Robin Whisenant at (803) 507-1639, or Allen Stevens at (803) 646-0388.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

May 29 results

Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 15.6 pounds. Jon Cole and Eric Mora, five bass, 14.15 pounds. Big fish: Craig and Kip, 5.15 pounds. Nine boats in the field.

Next: TBA, with tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Register at Wildwood Park ramps. Entry fee $55 per boat, includes big fish pot. 100 percent payback.

Wednesday Night Shootout

June 2 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 15.7 pounds. Chris Hadden, by himself, five bass, 10.15 pounds. Hugh McMurray and Jason Rhodes, four bass, 10.6 pounds. Big fish: Rhodes, 4 pounds, 12 ounces. Thirty-six boats in the field. Entry fee is $35 per team, $30 per individual, with big fish pot included. One place paid for every eight boats. Hours 6:30 to 10:30 out of Wildwood Park. For more information, call Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Sunday Morning Open Team

May 30 results

Mario Hall reporting

Glen Davis and Todd Bourdo, 10.52 pounds. Trey Beck and Sammy Landrum, 8.79 pounds. Nate Menefee and Robert Ratford, 7.62 pounds. Big fish: Dan Geurtsen, 4.05 pounds.

Next: June 13, Amity Boat Ramp, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35 per team, includes big fish. 5-fish limit. For more information, call Hall at (706) 466-5730.

Wednesday Night Open Team

June 3 results

Mario Hall reporting

Woody Parks and Bo Reed, 13.43 pounds. Vernon Anthony and Eddie Bankston, 8.41 pounds. Mark and Bubba Wiseman, 8.32 pounds. Big fish: Parks and Reed, 6.77 pounds.

Langley Pond Shootout

June 2 results

Gene Moyer reporting

Jamie and Irvin Hodges, five bass, 8.8 pounds. Joseph Williams and Justin Hadden, five bass, 7.46 pounds. Big fish: The Hodges, 3.81 pounds. Fourteen fishermen in the field.

Entry fee $20 per person. Tournament hours Tuesdays 6 to 10 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 593-2762.

Carolina Bass Club

Augusta Bass Club

May 29 results

Donnie Robinson reporting

Darryl Barnett, 11.73 pounds. Wayne Eubanks, 8.86 pounds. William Hooker, 8.85 pounds. Big fish: Donnie Robinson, 5.36 pounds. Seventeen anglers caught 56 bass.

American Bass Anglers

Division 26 Tournaments

Dale Hart reporting

Schedule: June 12-13, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex, Hawe Creek. 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.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournament

Phil Morris reporting

Next: July 18, Thurmond Lake, Dorn Boating & Fishing Facility, Hawe Creek. Aug. 15, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Sept. 19, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park. Oct. 17, Thurmond Lake, Dorn Boating and Fishing Facility, Hawe Creek. Nov. 21, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Dec. 5, Lake Russell, Highway 72 ramp.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division

Wildwood Park

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

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

May 23 bass tournament

Fred Perry reporting

Jewell Jessie and Bob Palagyi, four bass, 6 pounds, 5 ounces (tie) with Jonathan Myers and Lee Riek, four bass, 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Myers, 2 pounds, 15 ounces. Nineteen fishermen caught 21 bass weighing 22 pounds.

Next: June 5 -- Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. June 13 -- Bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. June 27 -- Crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. July 11 -- Bass Tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Aug. 15 -- Bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Sept. 25 -- Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 10 -- Bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Oct. 24 -- Crappie tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Nov. 14 -- Bass tournament, safe light until 12 noon. Dec. 12 -- Bass tournament, safe light until 12 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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