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, Augus ta, 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.

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

Entry fee $45, includes $5 for big fish pot. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Feb. 5 results

Joey Bishop reporting

James Porter and Jeff Tourter, 7.67 pounds. Eric Snellings and Robert Abernathy, 7.49 pounds. Big fish: Snellings and Abernathy, 6.34 pounds. Nine boats in the field.

Next: TBA. 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

Eric Mora reporting

Ed Rice and Tony Masters, 17.5 pounds. Noel and David Brown, 16.3 pounds. Jack Corey and Steve Storey, 15.1. Big fish: The Browns, 5.14 pounds.

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

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

William Hooker reporting

Schedule: (Note all tournaments out of Wildwood Park). Next: Saturday, March 10, April 14, April 29, May 6. 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

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Feb. 26, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. March 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon.

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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