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 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.

Second annual Chuck Chapel Memorial

Dec. 3, Wildwood Park

Presented by French Market Grille West

Entry fee $75 plus $10 big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. First place team wins a guaranteed $5,000. Pre-registration will be held Dec. 1, at Academy Sports and Outdoors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drawing will be held at 7. Lots of door prizes. For more information, call Jon Hair at (706) 726-1042 or Keith Williamson at (706) 831-4173.

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 based on an 80-boat field. 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. Registration will be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors Nov. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Bill Harvey at (706) 294-4732.

Angel Tree Charity Open Team Bass Tournament

Nov. 26, Lake Springs Ramps

Entry fee $50, with $10 for big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. First-place team wins a guaranteed $3,000, with one spot paid for every 10 boats. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

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. For more information, call (706) 722-8263.

Savannah River Bass Tournament Open Team Event

Joey Bishop reporting

Next tournament: Nov. 20. Entry fee $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours safe light to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the old Lock and Dam Bait & Tackle Shop. For more information, call Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

November results

Tom Hall reporting

Archie Lee, 10.12 pounds. John Boy Long, 9.87 pounds. Doug Winters, 7.56 pounds. Big fish: Lee, 2.68 pounds.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

Next: TBA. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee of $45 including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Nov. 19 results

Clark Hill Division

Bart Blackburn and Woody Parks, fivee bass, 20.29 pounds. Ray Fitzgerald and Glen Gentry, five bass, 13.66 pounds. Big fish: Blackburn/Parks, 5.97 pounds.

Lake Russell Division

Jeremy Strong and Tim Barker, five bass, 11.84 pounds. Big fish: Jerry Kotal/Rick Chambers, 3.48 pounds.

Schedule on Thurmond Lake

All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: Clark Hill Division, Dec. 10, Jan. 6, Feb. 25, March 24, April 21, May 19. Lake Russell Division, Dec. 10, Highway 72 ramp, Elberton. For more information, call Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846, or Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Nov. 19 results

William Hooker reporting

Steve DeBord, five bass, 11.81 pounds. Evans Buller, five bass, 8.49 pounds. Allen Murray, four bass, 6.96 pounds. Big fish: Buller, 3.25 pounds. Eight anglers n the field.

Schedule: All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Dec. 18, March 10, April 14, April 28. Division championship 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. For more information, call Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.american bassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 results

From Lake Greenwood, Nov. 20

Phil Morris reporting

George Berry, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 14.83 pounds, $663. Don Kneece, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 12.66 pounds, $409. Phil Morris, Saluda, five bass, 11.69 pounds, $110. Big fish: Ken Brugger, Lexington,. S.C., 5.31 pounds, $120. Next: Dec. 4, Highway 72 ramp, Lake Russell.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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. For more information, call 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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