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@
Fifth annual Town of Jackson
Hook and Cook Festival
The 100 percent payback fishing tournament begins at safe light Oct. 20. Entry fee is $50 per boat with an optional $10 for the big fish pot. There are four categories: panfish, bass, striper/hybrid and catfish. The festival will be held at the Jackson Community Center and Pavilion on Main Street. A dessert competition will be held the night of Oct. 19 with a $10 entry fee. The winner gets $100. The S.C. Barbecue Association-sanctioned cookoff judging will be held Oct. 20. Winner gets $1,000, first runner-up $500 and second runner-up $250. Barbecue pork and chicken dinners will be sold Oct. 20 from 11 a.m., until sold out. The event is free and additional activities include a car and boat show, arts and crafts, karaoke contest, food vendors, inflatable slides and more. For more information, call (803) 471-2228, or visit www.hook andcookjacksonsc.com.
Carolina Bass Club Presents
Summer Saturday Night
Lake Springs Ramps
Aug. 25 Classic results
Lamond Annas reporting
Stewart Gambrell and Chuck Reames, five bass, 14.485 pounds, $820. Matt Deufel and Nick Voss, five bass, 14.15 pounds, $325. Curtis and Hunter Temples, five bass, 13.92 pounds, $245. O’Neal Johnson, five bass, 13.915 pounds, $162. John Majerus and Brandon Warnock, five bass, 12.925 pounds, $81. Big fish: Curtis and Hunter Temples, 5.14 pounds, $120. Twenty-four boats in the field.
Carolina Bass Club
Lamond Annas reporting
Curtis Temples, five bass, 12.045 pounds. Billy Freeman, five bass, 11.965 pounds. Brad Barton, five bass, 7.915 pounds. Big fish: Ken Redd, 5.87 pounds. Sixteen fishermen caught 36 bass weighing 70.03 pounds.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Aug. 19 results
Joey Bishop reporting
Jeffery Porter and James Tudor, 6.76 pounds. Brian and Brandon Archer, 6.50 pounds. Big fish: Jason and Kenneth Atterton, 3.65 pounds.
Aug. 5 results
Kenny Darnell and Adam Beckum, 7.11 pounds. Brian and Brandon Archer, 5.56 pounds. Big fish: Jason and Kenneth Atterton and James Pack and Kasey Boutwell, 2.24 pounds.
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
Aug. 25 results
Eric Mora reporting
Frank Sabo and friend, 11½ pounds. Tony Postell and Trey Beck, 10.4 pounds. Big fish: Paula Alexander, 5.5 pounds. Thirteen 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.
Labor Day Shootout
Entry fee $45. Tournament hours safe light until 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Night Bass Tournaments
At Wildwood Park
Aug. 25 results
Charley Doyle reporting
Craig Johnson, five bass, 9.91 pounds. Big fish: 3.52 pounds, caught by Paula Alexander and Debbie. Nine boats in the field.
A portion of each entry fee will go toward the Summer Night Championship scheduled Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Boats must be registered by 4:30 p.m. 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.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Aug. 26 results from
Phil Morris reporting
Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 15.72 pounds, $475. Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 14.31 pounds, $358. Mitchell Kneece, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 12.62 pounds, $71. Big fish: Anderson, 6.84 pounds, $80. Sixteen anglers in the field.
Season: Sept. 23, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park. Oct. 14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex. Nov. 18, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Dec. 9, Wateree, Clearwater Cove.
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 a.m. 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, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.