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.


Saturday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Next: Saturday, Wildwood Park. Tournament hours are safe light until TBA. Entry fee is $50, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.

Westside Bassmasters

Dec. 11 results

Jimmy Huffman reporting

Harvey Kirkland, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, Chris Gould, 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Barry Frazier, 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Top 6 for 2010: Barry Frazier, Kenny Miles, Jeff Dorn, Chris Gould, Harvey Kirkland, Mason Miller.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

Dec. 18 results

Tom Hall reporting

Doug Winters, 13.20 pounds. Freddie Norman, 6.40 pounds. Colden Story, 6.25 pounds. Big fish: Winters, 5.66 pounds. Eleven fishermen caught 25 bass weighing 40.01 pounds and most were released alive. Top 6 for 2010: John Boy Long, Steve Kelly, Jim Holton, Randall Clark, Ron Kettler, David Hall.

Bucketmouth Bassmasters

Team tournament

Dec. 18 results

Larry Miller reporting

Dwayne Houk and Steve McGaha, seven bass, 16 pounds, 12 ounces. Ron McKee, by himself, six bass, 13 pounds, 10 ounces. Gene Tant and Dak McCall, seven bass, 12 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: McGaha, 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Eleven fishermen caught 38 bass weighing 71 pounds, 13 ounces.

American Bass Anglers

Division 26 Tournaments

Schedule: Jan. 15, Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek; Feb. 12, Wildwood Park; March 5, Wildwood Park; April 9, Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek; April 30, Dorn Boating Facility; June 11-12, Division Championship, Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek. 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: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: wdhsierra@hotmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbass anglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Jan. 2 results

From Thurmond Lake

Phil Morris reporting

Morris, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 11.04 pounds, $473. Steve Christie, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 10.42 pounds, $256. Jeff Woods, Waterloo, S.C., five bass, 10.37 pounds, $71. Big fish: Earl Purcell, Chapin, S.C., 4.25 pounds, $75. Next: Feb. 27, Lake Greenwood, at Greenwood State Park.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Jan. 30, bass tournament, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13, bass tournament, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 3, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 20, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 3., bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 17, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 29 (any Fort Gordon lake open to fishing), bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 4 (Claypit Lakes), Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m., to 11 a.m. June 12, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 26, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 10, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Aug. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 3, Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club crappie tournament, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 24 (Claypit Lakes), Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 23, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 13, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 11, bass tournament, 9 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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