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.

Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 21, Wildwood Park

Entry fee $75. One place paid for every 10 boats. Guaranteed first-place payout $5,000. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Free food and drinks. Kids’ fishing rodeo for 2 to 12-year-olds all day. Registration at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 19. Fishing rodeo entrants should register, too, but they also can register on site. A drawing for a $1,000 scholarship will be held following the rodeo. Event beneficiaries include handicapped children, children afflicted by cancer, senior citizens. Sponsors include Hayes Marine, Club Car, SunGrow, Walmart, Dealer Options, Aaron’s. Toyota, Ink Boy, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Milton Ruben and WRDW-TV, Channel 12.

37th annual Rebel Open

Team Bass Tournament

Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex

On Hawe Creek, Thurmond Lake

March 24 results

Sam Armstrong reporting

Chip Grice, Honea Path, S.C., and Bobby Stanfill, Greenwood, S.C., 22.94 pounds, $1,000. Jason Hadden, North Augusta, and Donald Jones, North Augusta, 15.23 pounds. Jason Moyer and Troy and Clyde Hunter, Anderson, S.C., 14.52 pounds. First big fish: Lonnie Kuehl, Augusta, and Keith Kuehl, Grovetown, 6.98 pounds. Second big fish: Hadden and Jones, 5.64 pounds.

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.

Annual Tommy Shaw Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 7, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed first place is $5,000. Pre-registration entry fee $110, including big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Registration and drawing will be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans on April 5, with the drawing starting at 7 p.m. If neither team member is a member of a Clark Hill Committee club, cost is an additional $50. All boats must be checked in at the ramp by 6 a.m.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

March 25 results

Joey Bishop reporting

Brian and Braden Archer, 10.95 pounds. John Sloop and Barry McLain, 7.77 pounds. Big fish: Archer and Archer, 3.83 pounds.

Next tournament: April 15. Entry fee $40 per team or 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

Next: TBA. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee $45. Five-fish limit. 100 percent payback.

Langley Pond Shootout

March 27 results

J.C. Dicks and Marty Pierson, five bass, 14.4 pounds. Bubba Koss weighed in 7.8 pounds for second. Dicks won big fish with a 6-pound, 12-ounce bass. Eight boats in the field. Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours 6 to 10 p.m., every Tuesday. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Evans Bassmasters

March 24 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Glenn Hubbard, five bass, 13 pounds, 11 ounces. Nick Faulkner, five bass, 12 pounds, 14 ounces. Dwayne Christy, five bass, 12 pounds, 10 ounces. Big fish: Hubbard, 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Fifteen fishermen caught 54 bass weighing 131 pounds.

Southern Anglers Challenge

February results

Charley Doyle reporting

Shawn Holland, five bass, 19.92 pounds. Charley Doyle and Tony Harpstrite, five bass, 15.30 pounds. Ray Fitzgerald and Glen Gentry, five bass, 14.98 pounds. Big fish: Holland, 5.20 pounds.

March results

Bart Blackburn and Woody Parks, five bass, 20.47 pounds. Ray Fitzgerald and Glen Gentry, five bass, 16.92 pounds. Kip Ashmore and Craig Johnson, five bass, 15.28 pounds. Big fish: Blackburn and Parks, 5.76 pounds.

Schedule on Thurmond Lake

All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: Clark Hill Division, Saturday, 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: April 15, April 29, May 6, May 26 (Dorn Ramp, Hawe Creek). 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, contact Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: 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): 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.

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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