Saturday, Holiday Park
On Thurmond Lake
Entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for children 14 years old and younger. Registration at the boat ramp on tournament day at 6:15 a.m. Weigh-in at 2 p.m. Prizes: Heaviest catch gets $150 or 25 percent of the entry fees, whichever is greater. Largest fish earns $25, smallest $10. Event benefits Thomson-McDuffie County Habitat for Humanity. More information: Jim Bodine, (706) 699-2909.
Third annual Savannah River Classic
The tournament benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of southern South Carolina. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish of four species (striped bass, catfish, largemouth bass and panfish; i.e., bream, shellcracker, crappie, redbreast). There also will be a prize for the biggest three species aggregate weight. Youth anglers will receive participation awards as well as awards for their catches. A captain's meeting and barbecue dinner will take place on May 13, at 6:30 p.m., at tournament headquarters -- the Lower Savannah River Alliance at the old South Carolina Welcome Center on Highway 301. Registration fee is $50 per boat for two anglers. Additional anglers can be added for $30 each. Registration includes an event T-shirt and barbecue ticket. Non-anglers can come to the Friday night barbecue (tickets $8) and Saturday weigh-in. Fishing will start at 6 a.m. and all participants must weigh in their catches by 5 p.m., with weigh-ins starting at 3. The awards ceremony will be held at 6. More information: (803) 584-7363, or visit www.savannah riverclassic.com.
Wednesday Night Open Team
At Wildwood Park
April 27 results
Robert Giffin reporting
Nick and Nolan Faulkner, three bass, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Bob Burnett, by himself, three bass, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Wally McElroy and Kelly Wells, three bass, 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: The Faulkners, 5 pounds, 2 ounces.
Note: There is a three-fish limit in this event. Entry fee is $35 per individual (including big fish pot) and $40 for a team (including big fish pot), with 100 percent payback. One place paid per every six boats. Three-fish limit. Hours are 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. More information: Giffin, (706) 533-0357.
Fish for Life Foundation
Anglers Appreciation Day
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 23 results
Robin Whisenant reporting
Nick and Nolan Faulkner, five bass, 20.70 pounds, $1,000. Dale Gibbs and Thomas Thomas, five bass, 19.50 pounds, $600. Bobby Stanfill and Dusty Turner, five bass, 19.30 pounds, $500. J. Stone and D. Richey, five bass, 17.60 pounds, $400. Patrick Brown and Jason Wiley, five bass, 17.36 pounds, $200. Big fish: Danny Williams and Neko Williams, 7.30 pounds, $250.
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 until 1 p.m. Weigh-in at upstream ramp inside Lock and Dam Park before noon. No fishing down river (boat ramp closed until further notice). No early weigh-ins. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651. E-mail: email@example.com.
$100 Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Next: Saturday. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. Entry fee of $100 and $10 big fish pot. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback, with $1,000 to the winning team. More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.
Individual Bass Tournament
Saturday at Wildwood Park
Entry fee is $50 per person. Hours are safe light until 4 p.m. One place for every six boats. Teams will be determined after weigh-in. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.
Individual Bass Tournament
May 7 at Wildwood Park
Hours are safe light until 4 p.m. Registration will be held at 6 p.m., on May 5 at the Sidetrack Bar & Grillon Washington Road in Evans. Auction of teams begins at 7:30. All bids begin at $10. More information: Giffin, (706) 533-0357.
Columbia County River Rats
Ray Diamond reporting
Wesley Storey, 20.13 pounds. Sammy Landrum, 19.2 pounds. Danny Collier, 17.15 pounds. Big fish: Jack Corey, 6.3 pounds.
Donald Miller, 12 pounds, 8 ounces. Robby Robinson, 10 pounds, 2 ounces. Eric Mora, 9 pounds, 9 ounces.
Eleven fishermen caught 36 bass weighing 71 pounds, 13 ounces and all were released alive. No big fish over the club minimum of 6 pounds, was caught.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Next: May 21, Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $100 per team. Tournament hours are 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. More information: tournament director Craig Johnson, (706) 564-9564. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
April 17 results
William Hooker reporting
Ray Fitzgerald, five bass, 21.45 pounds, $696. Keith Williamson, five bass, 20.59 pounds, $445. Steve Story, five bass, 19.97 pounds, $206. Big fish: Kurt Glass, 6.63 pounds.
Next: Saturday, (makeup tournament) Dorn Boating Facility. 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: tournament director Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club
Next: May 15, 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 nonmember, 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.