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: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.
Fort Gordon National
Hunting & Fishing Day
Kids’ Fishing Derby
Sept. 22 results
5 and under: Aleishya Robinson, 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Gabriel Melendez, 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Dylan Waldun, 4 pounds, 1 ounce.
6-8 year olds: Emily Thoman, 15 pounds, 9 ounces. Ashley Yaden, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Alicia Stewart, 5 pounds, 1 ounce.
9-12 year olds: Lauren Waldun, 18 pounds, 12 ounces. Matt Barrickman, 12 pounds, 4 ounces. Kaiger Williams, 12 pounds.
13-15 year olds: Cody Waldun, 13 pounds. C.J. Waldun, 11 pounds, 14 ounces. Jake Phillips, 3 pounds, 14 ounces.
About 200 children caught 722 fish during the derby on Claypit Lakes. About 150 youngsters participated in the shooting spots program on Range 14. Archery, skeet shooting and rifle shooting instructions were given by Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club members. Fort Gordon Wildlife Resources Branch presented the wildlife exhibit. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Conservation Rangers provided the laser shot program.
Toyota Tundra Bassmaster
Today and Saturday
Anglers and co-anglers from Alabama, East Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida divisions are competing. Weigh-ins commence at 3 p.m.
Walmart Bass Fishing League
South Carolina Division
Thurmond Lake, Sept. 29-30
PROS: Greg Rikard, Leesville, S.C., 10 bass, 31 pounds, 8 ounces, $6,400. Mark Abbott, Ninety Six, S.C., 10 bass, 30-2, $2,200. Lyn Langston, Timmonsville, S.C., 10 bass, 26-1. Augusta area anglers in top 10: Tim Jones, North Augusta, 10 bass, 24-14, $1,027. Kenneth Miles, Evans, 10 bass, 22-4, $733. CO-ANGLERS: Tim Moore, Newton, N.C., 10 bass, 20 pounds, $2,200. Jeff Rikard, Leesville, 10 bass, 18-8, $1,100. James Spivey, Whiteville, N.C., 9 bass, 17-5, $734.
National Wild Turkey Federation
Sept. 22, Wildwood Park
Sean Anderson, Saluda, S.C., and George Berry, Batesburg-Leesville, S.C., five bass, 23.32 pounds, $5,000. Duane Houk and Kevin McKee, Martinez, five bass, 19.38 pounds. Robin Whisenant, Aiken, and Stewart Gambrell, North Augusta, five bass, 17.68 pounds. (The top 10 finishers received cash and/or prizes). Big fish: Scott Collins, Hephzibah, and Ross Maruca, Rincon, Ga., 7.66 pounds. Robby Robinson, Appling, and Mason Miller, 6.12 pounds.
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. The event is free. More information: (803) 471-2228, or visit the Web site at www.hookandcookjacksonsc.com.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Next: Sunday, season finale. Entry fee is $40 per team or person with 100 percent payback. Includes big fish pot. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours are safe light to 1 p.m. Weigh-in and registration will be held at the Bob Baurle Boat Ramp below the lock and dam. More information: Joey Bishop at (706) 755-4651.
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., and a meal will be served and there will be a special guest speaker. First-place team wins a $600 gift card, runner-up wins a $500 gift card. Big fish pot winner gets $100. More information: Bill Spurgeon at (803) 641-6903.
Carolina Bass Club
Lamond Annas reporting
Robin Whisenant, five bass, 10.56 pounds. Bubba Jones, five bass, 9.115 pounds. Dale Rutland, five bass, 8.79 pounds. Big fish: Rutland, 3.40 pounds. Fourteen fishermen caught 60 bass weighing 95.645 pounds.
Sept. 29 results
Bob Wynn reporting
Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 18 pounds, 7 ounces. Windy Jiles, five bass, 12 pounds, 14 ounces. Bob Wynn, five bass, 12 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Gene Tant, 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Twelve fishermen caught 47 bass weighing 97 pounds, 1 ounce.
Sept. 29 results
Keith Williamson reporting
Robby Grandle, five bass, 13.9 pounds. Brooke Ryan, five bass, 12.3 pounds. William Fulmer, five bass, 12 pounds. Big fish: Spence Johnson, 5.7 pounds. Nineteen anglers caught 65 bass weighing 117.5 pounds.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Schedule: Oct. 14, Clarks Hill, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Schedule: Oct. 14, bass tournament, safe light until noon, at Butler Reservoir.
More information: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.