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.

Carolina Bass Club Presents

Summer Saturday Night

Bass Tournaments

Lake Springs Ramps

June 2-August 18

Entry fee $25 per boat (with $2 going toward end of the year Classic on Aug. 25). Payback based upon number of boats entered each week. Five-fish limit per team or individual. Fish must measure a minimum 12 inches. Hours 6-11 p.m. To qualify for the Classic, you must fish a minimum three Saturday night tournaments, or pay $75 plus Classic entry fee of $55 (including $5 big fish pot fee) for a total of $130. For more information, call Robin Whisenant at (803) 507-1639 or Allen Stevens at (803) 646-0388.

Tailgater by Dish Network

Presents the Inaugural Dish Fish

Open Team Bass Tournament

May 19-20, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex

Entry fee $100 per person, $200 per boat. First place team wins a guaranteed $5,000. Tournament pays out top 30 finishes. Amateurs and pros welcome. $10 big fish pot fee. For more information, call (866) 208-5901 or visit www.dishfishbytailgater.com.

Wednesday Night Shootout

May 16 results

Greg Davis reporting

Jay Matthews and Bobby Smith, five bass, 17.10 pounds. Dean Maruca and Kevin Stewart, five bass, 17.7 pounds. Hugh McMurray and Glenn Gentry, five bass, 165 pounds. Smilin’ Jon Cole and Ray Fitzgerald, five bass, 15.8 pounds. Big fish: Smith, 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Thirty-four boats in the field. Fishing hours 6:30 to 10:30. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Greg Davis at (706) 533-3186 or Doug Oellerich at (706) 533-3482

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Next tournament: Sunday. 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 Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Lake Springs Ramps

Eric Mora reporting

May 5 results

Eric Mora and Frank Sabo, 14 pounds. Big fish: Mora, 5 pounds, 14 ounces.

Next: Saturday. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Register at the Wildwood Park ramps. Entry fee: $100. Big fish pot: $10. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Langley Pond Shootout

May 15 results

Gene Moyer reporting

Mike Craig, five bass, 9 pounds, 5 ounces. J.C. Dicks, three bass, 4.05 pounds. Big fish: Craig, 3½ pounds. Seven boats in the field.

Entry fee is $20 per person. Tournament hours 6-10 p.m., every Tuesday. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Night Bass Tournaments

At Wildwood Park

May 12 results

David and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 17.53 pounds. Charley Doyle. Five bass, 12.62 pounds. Lawrence Hanson and Christopher Hanson, five bass, 10.97 pounds. Big fish: Jason Gay and ale Minter, 4.83 pounds.

Events run through Aug. 25 from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Entry fees are $55 with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. A portion of each entry fee will go toward the Summer Night Championship scheduled Aug. 1. Special thanks go to David Whyte at Augusta Marine for sponsoring the events. Go online at www.southernanglerschallenge.com for details on how you can qualify to fish for $10,000 on the lake in September. For more information, call Charley Doyle at (706) 399-9487 or Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Charley Doyle reporting

Schedule on Thurmond Lake

All tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Dates: Saturday. For more information, call Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846 or Doyle at (706) 399-9487.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

Schedule: Note all tournaments out of Wildwood Park. Next: May 26 (Dorn Ramp, Hawe Creek). Division championship June 2-3. We are looking for a new director. Interested parties should contact William Hooker at the phone number or e-mail listed below. 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 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: Division Championship July 14-15, at Lake Greenwood State Park

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Sunday, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 2, Kids’ Fishing Derby, Claypit Lakes, 8-11 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, 8-11 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 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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