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

Through August 18

June 23 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Jon Hair and Chris Rodwell, five bass, 15.790 pounds. Jacob Gibbs and Zach Lamb, five bass, 14.990 pounds. Joe Thompson and Eddie Yassnery, fiv e bass, 13.465 pounds. Big fish: Gibbs and Lamb, 6.130 pounds. Twenty-eight boats in the field.

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 to 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, (803) 507-1639 or Allen Stevens, (803) 646-0388.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Joey Bishop reporting

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.

Wednesday Night Shootout

June 27 results

Greg Davis reporting

Ray Fitzgerald and Smilin’ Jon Cole, five bass, 16 pounds, 2 ounces. Buster Davis and Rick Pace, five bass, 14 pounds, 12 ounces. Andy Stewart and Robert Giffin, five bass, 14 pounds, 7 ounces. Jon Hair and Chris Rodwell, five bass, 14 pounds, 4 ounces. Nick Voss and Matt Deufel, five bass, 13 pounds, 8 ounces. Brandon Warnock and John Majors, five bass, 12 pounds, 11 ounces. Big fish: Fitzgerald and Cole, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Fifty boats in the field.

Note: The tournament scheduled for July 4 instead will be held on Tuesday night, July 3.

Hours are 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Wildwood Park. Entry fee $35 per team, $30 individual, including big fish pot. For more information, call Greg Davis at (706) 533-3186, or Doug Oelllerich at (706) 533-3482.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

Next: Saturday. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Register at Wildwood Park boat ramp No. 2. Entry fee: $50, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Columbia County

River Rats Bass Club

June results

Ray Diamond reporting

Bart Blackburn, 12.14 pounds. Matt Bickley, 12.12 pounds. Jon Cole, 11.13 pounds. Big fish: Donald Miller, 5.14 pounds.

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

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

Southern Anglers Challenge

Night Bass Tournaments

At Wildwood Park

June 23 results

Charley Doyle reporting

Chris Hanson and Larry Hanson, 12.07 pounds. Randy Fisher and Jonathan Pitts, 11.67 pounds. Chris Hadden and Warren Whitaker, 11.47. Big fish: Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, 3.18 pounds. Ten boats in the field. This Saturday, the first-place team will win a guaranteed $1,000. All teams must be registered by 5:15 p.m. Tournament hours will be extended from 5:30 p.m. to midnight for just this tournament out of Wildwood Park.

Events run every Saturday through Aug. 25 from 5:30 to 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 Doyle at (706) 399-9487 or Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846.

Southern Anglers Challenge

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

NOTE: William Hooker will drive out west during October to compete in the Angler of the Year Championship tournament in Lake Hudson near Pryor, Okla., on Oct. 19-20. He’ll compete in the American Fishing Tour Championship on Oct. 24-26 in the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.

We are looking for a new director. Interested parties should contact 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, Lake Greenwood State Park

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

June 24 results

Fred Perry reporting

Paul McCrary and Johnny Holmes, 22 crappies, 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: Larry Slover, 2 pounds, 6 ounces. Fifteen fishermen caught 26 crappies weighing 10 pounds.

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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 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 Perry at (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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