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.

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Inaugural

Bass Bonanza

Sept. 22, Wildwood Park

$5,000 guaranteed for first place. 100 percent payback for four biggest bass weighed (40 percent for heaviest, 30 percent next heaviest, 20 percent next heaviest, 10 percent next heaviest). Entry fee is $100 for two-man team, with $10 for big fish pot. Pre-registration will take place at the Bobby Jones Walmart on Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Late registration will begin at 5 a.m., at the ramp tournament day, with all boats checked in by 6 a.m. Tournament starts at safe light and weigh-in is at 3 p.m. For more information, call Rhett Simmons at the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, S.C. at (803) 637-3106 or e-mail rsimmons@nwf.net.

Carolina Bass Club Presents

Summer Saturday Night

Bass Tournaments

Lake Springs Ramps

Through August 18

Aug. 18 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Robin Whisenant, five bass, 10.775 pounds. Phillip and Joe Price, two bass, 9.295 pounds. Billy and Derrick Freeman, four bass, 7.06 pounds. Big fish: The Prices, 7.73 pounds. Twenty-two boats in the field. There were 219 boats (average 18 per night) over the12 weeks of the tournament.

Hours 6-11 p.m. To qualify for the Classic, you must have fished 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 Whisenant at (803) 507-1639 or Allen Stevens at (803) 646-0388.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Joey Bishop reporting

Next tournament: TBA. 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

Eric Mora reporting

Charley Doyle, 10.14 pounds. Eric Mora, 10 pounds even. Twelve boats in the field.

Next: Saturday. Tournament hours safe light until to be determined at the ramp. Entry fee: $45, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

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

Aug. 18 results

Charley Doyle reporting

Chris and Larry Hanson, five bass, 9.27 pounds. Big fish: Doyle and Shawn Holland, 6.26 pounds. Nine boats in the field.

Events run through Saturday from 5:30 to 12:30 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 Sept. 1 from 5 p.m.-midnight. Entry fee is $110, with 100 percent payback. Special thanks go to David Whyte at Augusta Marine for sponsoring the events. Go online at www.southeranglerschallenge.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.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Nov. 17, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Dec. 15, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Jan. 26, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. Feb. 9, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. March 9, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. April 13-14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex.

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

Season: Sunday, Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Sept. 23, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park. Oct. 14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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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