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.

Georgia-Carolina Council

of Boy Scouts Bass Tournament

Nov. 5, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed $1,000 first-place prize, based on a 50-boat field. Entry fee $70 per boat, with $10 optional for big fish pot. Make checks payable to Augusta Bassmasters. Pre-registration meeting will be held Nov. 3 at Augusta Marine, 4250 Belair Frontage Road, Augusta, GA 30909. More information: Larry Atkins, (706) 855-1301.

29th annual Clarks Hill

Fish for Life Foundation’s

Toys for Tots

Open Team Bass Tournament

Nov. 26, Wildwood Park

Entry fee: Two toys valued at $10 and $25 check payable to Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation. Guaranteed first-place prize is $2,500. One place paid for every 10 boats. Sponsors include Weinberger’s Furniture, Milton Ruben Toyota, Save Phace, Ben Dreamin Outdoors, Sun Gro, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Wal-Mart, Aaron’s, Coca-Cola, Lincolnton Marine, Columbia County and Southern Anglers Challenge. More information: Bill Harvey, (706) 294-4732.

Saturday Morning Fall Bass Tournament

Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Tournament hours are safe light until 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per angler. Anglers must register at the new bait shop on Doug Barnard Parkway. More information: (706) 722-8263.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Open Team Event

Oct. 23 results

Next: Entry fee $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at B & B Bait & Tackle located at the old Lock and Dam Bait & Tackle Shop. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Next: Saturday. At Wildwood Park. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee of $45 including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.

Clarks Hill Bassmasters

Oct. 22 results

Tom Hall reporting

Tracy Evridge, five bass, 12.48 pounds. John Boy Long, five bass, 11.39 pounds. Jim Holton, five bass, 7.86 pounds. Big fish: John Boy Long, 3.97 pounds. Eight fishermen caught 25 bass weighing 44 pounds.

Columbia County River Rats

October results

Ray Diamond reporting

Donald Miller, 14.12 pounds. Jack Corey, 12.13 pounds. Bo Story, 12.10 pounds. Big fish: Matt Bickley, 5.2 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

Schedule: All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Dec. 18, March 10, April 14, April 28, June 2-3. 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@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

Angler of the Year Fish-Off

Oct. 22, Lake Greenwood, S.C.

Phil Morris reporting

Sean Anderson, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 17.97 pounds. Kenny M. Carroll, Opelika, Ala., five bass, 15.88 pounds. James K. Sumerel, Russellville, Ala., five bass, 15.18 pounds. Tom O’Bryant, Cedar Grove, Tenn., five bass, 12.34 pounds. Daniel W. Richey, McCormick, S.C., five bass, 11.63 pounds.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Oct. 9 results

Fred Perry reporting

Bob Palagyi, five bass, 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Brad Pippin and Ryan Clark, four bass, 4 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Palagyi, 3 pounds. Seventeen fishermen caught 16 bass weighing about 20 pounds.

Oct. 23 results

Cary Rook and Greg Stoll, 85 crappies, 27 pounds. Big fish: Larry Slover, 1 pound, 2 ounces. Twelve fishermen caught 163 crappies weighing about 70 pounds.

2011 fishing schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Nov. 13, bass tournament, safe light until 12 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’s 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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