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.
Wednesday Night Open Team
At Wildwood Park
June 8 results
Robert Giffin reporting
Harvey Kirkland and Gene Williams, three bass, 10 pounds, 12 ounces. Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, three bass, 10 pounds, 7 ounces. Chris Hadden and Warren Whitaker, three bass, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: Storey and Storey, 4 pounds, 11 ounces. Thirty-two boats in the field.
NOTE: There is a three-fish limit in this event. Entry fee is $35 individual (including big fish pot), $40 per team (including big fish pot), with 100 percent payback. One place paid per every eight boats. Hours are 6:30-10:30 p.m. The Classic will be held July 30. Each angler must fish six tournaments to qualify for a Classic berth. For more information, call Giffin at (706) 533-0357.
Summer Saturday Night
Open Team Tournament
June 4 results
Lamond Annas reporting
David Whyte and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 14.78 pounds. John Sloop and Doug Winters, five bass, 11.50 pounds. Jason Hadden and Kevin Hymas, five bass, 11.20 pounds. Big fish: Sloop and Winters, 4.30 pounds. Nineteen boats in the field.
Entry fee is $25 per boat, with $2 going toward the end-of-the-season Classic on Aug. 27. Tournament hours are 6-11 p.m. out of the Lake Springs boat ramp. To qualify for a berth in the Classic, anglers must fish a minimum of three Saturday night tournaments or pay $75 plus the Classic entry fee of $55 for a total of $130. There is a five-fish limit. Payback is 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.
Carolina Bass Club
Lamond Annas reporting
Keith Kuehle, five bass, 12 pounds, 3 ounces. Annas, five bass, 10 pounds, 1 ounce. Lonnie Kuehle, five bass, 9 pounds, 11 ounces. Big fish: Keith Kuehle, 4 pounds, 2 ounces. Seventeen fishermen caught 70 bass weighing 109 pounds, 6 ounces.
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. For more information, call Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Morning Open Team
June 4 results
Eric Mora, five bass, 14 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Mora, 6 pounds. Seven boats in the field.
Next: Saturday. Tournament hours are safe light until a time to be determined at the ramp. Entry fee of $35 including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback, with $1,000 to the winning team. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Langley Pond Shootout
Next: Tuesday. Tournament hours are 6-10 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per angler. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 270-1580.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, Division Championship, Wildwood Park. 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. For more information, call William Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers. com.
Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Sunday, 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 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. 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.
Fourth annual Hook & Cook Festival
Oct. 15 on the Savannah River
The town of Jackson is looking for sponsors, contestants and craft vendors. The fishing tournament begins on the river at safe light and concludes at 3 p.m. There will be a 100 percent payback in four categories (panfish, catfish, largemouth bass, striper/hybrid bass) and the big fish pot. Entry fee is $50 per boat, with a $10 big fish pot fee. Boats leave in order of registration so sign up early. The cooking is a South Carolina Barbecue Association-sanctioned cooking event. Friday night features music by The Shaw Creek Boys and the Fort Gordon Band, with gospel music and Palmetto Groove on Saturday night. Headquarters or the event is the town hall, while anglers will launch their boats from the Jackson Public Boat Landing. For more information, call Jackson Town Hall at (803) 471-2228, or Lynn Sullivan at (803) 471-9778.