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.

Coffee Bluff Marina

Savannah, Ga.

Second annual Sheepshead Tournament

Jan. 28 results

Capt. Ray Golden reporting

George Keeran, Burt Moore, Jimmy Bostwick, Tybee Island, five fish, 41 pounds, 10 ounces. Barny Portman, Willie Fields, Ken Rule, Leo Sheehan, Tybee Island, five fish, 36 pounds, 10 ounces. Tucker Byrd, David Wood, Randy Waite, Rob Golden, Coffee Bluff, five fish, 26 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: Bostwick, 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Seventeen teams in the field.

Clarks Hill 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. For more information, call (706) 830-6439 or (706) 833-9660.

Columbia County

River Rats Bass Club

Open Individual Bass Tournament. Feb. 25, Wildwood Park. For more information, call Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.

BankRunners Bass Club

Jan. 28 results

Jody Quattlebaum reporting

Bill Macky, 14 pounds, 11 ounces. Jody Quattlebaum, 14 pounds, 4 ounces. Jack Corey, 13 pounds, 14 ounces. Big fish: Corey, 4 pounds, 12 ounces.

Augusta Bass Club

Jan. 28 results

William Hooker reporting

William Roland, 14.10 pounds. Tim Lewis, 8.38 pounds. Joel Carson, 8.30 pounds. Big fish: Kurt Roberson, 3.90 pounds. Seventeen anglers in the field.

The club’s Top 6 for 2011: Carlton Fulcher, Darrel Barnett, O’Neal Johnson, William Hooker, Russel Loyd, Bruce Odum. Alternate: Buck Bledsoe.

Carolina Bass Club

January results

Lamond Annas reporting

Robin Whisenant, five bass, 13.03 pounds. Curtis Temples, five bass, 12.29 pounds. Lonnie Kuehl, five bass, 10.01 pounds. Big fish: Allen Stevens, 4.86 pounds. Sixteen fishermen caught 55 bass weighing 106.15 pounds.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

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 tournament: Sunday. 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 Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the lock and dam. For more information, call Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Jan. 28 results

Eric Mora reporting

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

Southern Anglers Challenge

2011-2012 Schedule

On Thurmond Lake

All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: Clark Hill Division, Feb. 25, March 24, April 21, May 19. For more information, call Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846, or Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Makeup tournament results

William Hooker reporting

Bob Kerlin, five bass, 11.41 pounds. Allen Murry, five bass, 10.87 pounds. Robin Whisenant, five bass, 10.18 pounds. Big fish: Murry, 4.92 pounds. Ten anglers in the field.

Schedule: Note: all tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Next: 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. For more information, call Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail: wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96

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

Jan. 29 bass tournament

Fred Perry reporting

Cary Rook and Greg Stoll, five bass, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Bob Palagyi and Larry Slover, five bass, 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Stoll, 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Twenty fishermen in the field.

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