Coffee Bluff Marina
2nd annual Sheepshead Tournament
Entry fee is $50 per team (no limit to number of anglers boats can safely hold). Payout 75 percent of purse to winning team, 25 percent to runners-up. Fishing hours 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information: Capt. Ray Golden, (912) 925-7474, or www.coffeebluffmarina.net
Fish for Life Foundation
Members are eligible to participate in three annual bass tournaments that pay back $10,000 first-place money. Entry fee is $100 per year, $20 membership fee and two toys. The team earning the most points at the end of the year will earn an additional $1,000. The foundation helps local children and cancer patients in need. More information: (706) 830-6439, or (706) 833-9660.
Columbia County River Rats Bass Club
Open Individual Bass Tournament
Feb. 25, Wildwood Park
More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.
Jan. 22 results
Joey Bishop reporting
John Sloop and Barry McLain, 7.70 pounds. Eric Snellings and Jame Padgett, 6.78 pounds. Big fish: Sloop and McLain, 3.22 pounds.
Next: Feb. 5. Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours are safe light to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the lock and dam. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Jan. 21 results
Eric Mora reporting
Nick and Nathan Faulkner, 14 pounds, 13 ounces. Big fish: Faulkners, 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Ed Rice and Jim Rose, 14 pounds, 11 ounces.
Next: Saturday at Wildwood Park. Hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee is $45. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback. More information: Mora, (706) 533-0639.
Larry Miller reporting
Ray Holmes and Vince Eubanks, six bass, 13 pounds, 1 ounce. Duane Houk, seven fish, 13 pounds. Ron McKee and Larry Miller, seven bass, 12 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: McKee and Miller, 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Ten fishermen caught 38 bass weighing 66 pounds.
The club’s Top 6 for 2011: Duane Houk, Kevin McKee, Ron McKee, Steve McGaha, Denny Steele, Greg Smith. Alternate: Larry Miller.
Southern Anglers Challenge
On Thurmond Lake
Schedule: All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Clark Hill Division, Feb. 25, March 24, April 21, May 19. More information: Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846, or Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
Schedule: All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Saturday, Feb. 18, March 10, April 14, April 28, May 6 (Sunday). 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. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
Next: Feb. 26, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. March 18, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. April 22, Dorn ramp, Clarks Hill. May 5-6, Greenwood State Park, Lake Greenwood.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Schedule: All at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted: Sunday, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. March 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 25, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 29, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 20, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 2, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 10, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 24, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 8, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Aug. 12, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 9, Fort Gordon Sportsman Club Crappie Tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 16, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 22, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 28, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 18, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 9, bass tournament, 8 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.