Junior Fishing Team
Sept. 9 bass tournament
90-minute time limit
Jeanine Wilson reporting
Connor Burch and Brad Wilson, caught and released 14 large- mouth bass. Austin Lynn and Greg Moore, caught and released 10 bass.
New team members are (high school) Lynn, Sean Hall, Evan Boatwright, Baylen Gaillard, J.W. Jones, Stone Briatico, Moore and Lindsey Waldrop and (middle school) Wilson, Grayson Brandt, Simeon O’Meara, Tyler Shaffer, Nathan Adams, Forrest Thaxton, Kyler McKie, Matt Lykins, Dylan Carter and Burch.
Clarks Hill Fish for Life
Kids Fishing Rodeo
& Family Day
Sept. 29, Wildwood Park
All food and events are free. Kids’ fishing rodeo for ages 2 to 8 and 9 to 13. Lots of activities for youngsters. Hot dog lunch provided by Brueckner’s Fine Meats. Events start at 9 a.m. Registration for kids’ fishing rodeo will be held Saturday at Academy Sports in Evans from noon to 2 p.m., or 8 to 8:30 the morning of the event. All winners must be present to receive gifts. More information: www.chfishforlife.org.
National Wild Turkey Federation’s
Inaugural Bass Bonanza
Saturday, 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. 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. More information: Rhett Simmons at the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, S.C. Phone: (803) 637-3106, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th 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 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. Additional activities include a car and boat show, arts and crafts, karaoke contest, food vendors and inflatable slides. More information: (803) 471-2228, or visit the Web site at www.hook andcookjacksonsc.com.
Open Team Bass Tournament
Oct. 20, Dorn Fishing Facility
Entry fee is $40 per boat. Register online at tcbassclub.org. Entry deadline is Oct. 13. A mandatory pre-tournament meeting will be held Oct. 19 at Lighthouse Baptist Church at 7 p.m. A meal will be served, and there will be a special guest speaker. First-place team wins a $600 gift card. Chick-fil-A will provide sandwiches at the weigh-in. More information: Bill Spurgeon at (803) 641-6903.
Clarks Hill Striper Club
Sept. 15 results
Joseph Pearson reporting
Ricky and Glenn Dubose, six fish, 45.12 pounds. Rick Quarles and Roy Huffman, six fish, 36.42 pounds. Bill Tinley and Jack Gray, six fish, 27.8 pounds. Big fish: The Duboses, 10.11 pounds. Ten fishermen in five boats caught 27 fish weighing a total of 148.27 pounds.
Columbia County River Rats
Ray Diamond reporting
Larry Gilpin, 12.04 pounds. Jon Cole, 10.14 pounds. Trey Beck, 10.14 pounds (Cole had a bigger bass). Big fish: Donald Miller, 5.6 pounds. More information, visit www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Schedule: Sunday, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park. Oct. 14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Saturday, 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.
More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.