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.
Mr. Clark Hill Bass Tournament
Oct. 12-13, Wildwood Park
Robin Whisenant reporting
Larry Atkins and Chris Hadden, 10 bass each, 24.82 pounds (tie). Atkins wins on the basis of a bigger fish, 3.78 pounds to 3.28 pounds. Atkins wins $5,000, Hadden $1,740. Charles Story, 10 bass, 24.08 pounds, $870. Lee Sidener, 10 bass, 23.36 pounds, $754. William Fulmer, 10 bass, 22.88 pounds, $638. Rusty Lamb, 9 bass, 22.86 pounds, $522. Ken Redd, 10 bass, 21.30 pounds, $406. Shawn Holland, 9 bass, 20.96 pounds, $348. Mark Curry, 10 bass, 20.96 pounds, $290 (Note: Holland’s big fish off 5.34 pounds broke his tie with Curry). Robin Whisenant, 10 bass, 20.62 pounds, $232. Day 1 big fish: Kurt Roberson, 6.20 pounds, $660. Day 2 big fish: Sidener, 7.02 pounds, $660. One-hundred thirty-two out of 184 anglers weighed in 851 bass weighing 1,486 pounds. All but 16 were released alive. Total tournament payout: $12,120. Note: Lee Sidener is the Angler of the Year and will receive a check for $1,500 at the inaugural Mr. Clark Hill Committee Banquet on Nov. 7 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.
12th annual Augusta Marine,
Boy Scout Open Team
Nov. 3, Wildwood Park
Entry fee is $80 per boat with optional $10 big fish pot fee. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Preregistration meeting Nov. 1 at Augusta Marine from 6-7 p.m. $1,500 to winning team based on a 50-boat field. For more information, call Billy Rosier at (706) 840-0292 or Larry Atkins at (706) 855-1301.
Fifth annual Town of Jackson
Hook and Cook Festival
Today and Saturday
The 100 percent payback fishing tournament begins at safe light Saturday. 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 tonight with a $10 entry fee. The winner gets $100. The S.C. Barbecue Association-sanctioned cookoff judging will be held Saturday. Winner gets $1,000, first runner-up $500 and second runner-up $250. Barbecue pork and chicken dinners will be sold Saturday 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.hookandcook jacksonsc.com.
The Fish for Life Foundation’s
30th annual Toys for Tots
Open Team Bass Tournament
Nov. 10, Wildwood Park
Entrants must be members of the Fish for Life Foundation. Guaranteed first-place prize of $2,500. Entry fee: Two toys valued at $10 each plus $25 for a total of $45. Big fish winner collects $500. One extra toy gives entrants a chance to crack a 5-digit code and win a new boat. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Registration will be held Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m., at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans. Sponsor is Hayes Marine. For more information, call (706) 359-3349 or (706) 833-9660.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Next: TBA. Tournament hours are safe light until to be determined at the ramp. Entry fee is $45, including big fish pot. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Open Team Bass Tournament
Saturday, Dorn Fishing Facility
Entry fee is $40 per boat. Register online at tcbassclub.org. A mandatory pre-tournament meeting will be held today 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, third place gets a $400 gift card, fourth a $300 gift card and fifth a $200 gift card. Big fish pot winner gets $100. For more information, call Bill Spurgeon at (803) 641-6903. Sponsors include Aiken Christian Bass Anglers, South Carolina Baptist Convention, FOMNTT, Feaster’s Foods, Chick-fil-A of Aiken, Deep Creek Lures, Number One Market Bait & Tackle, Z Man Baits, Broadway Bait & Tackle, South Edisto Marine, Outdoors Unlimited, Sutton Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Triangle Dodge and CSRA Document Solutions. Chick-fil-A will provide sandwiches at the weigh-in.
2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments
Top Six (members only), March 15-16; Tommy Shaw Memorial (open team), April 6; Clark Hill Memorial (open team), May 11; Mr. Clark Hill (members only), Oct. 4-5; Chuck Chapel (open team), Dec. 7. All of the tournaments feature a guaranteed first-place prize of $5,000. Clark Hill Committee members also compete for Angler of the Year, with a $1,500 prize. For more information, visit www.mrclark hillcommittee.com or call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.
Southern Anglers Challenge
At Wildwood Park
For Clark Hill Division
Saturday, Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 13, May 4, June 15.
All tournaments will be held at Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $75 per boat, with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. Optional big fish pot fee is $10. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.southernanglers challenge.com or call Charley 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
Oct. 14 results
Phil Morris reporting
Morris, Saluda, S.C., four bass, 8.48 pounds, $480. Russ Padgett, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 8.17 pounds, $215. Bo Chappell, Turbeville, S.C., four bass, 6.21 pounds, $71. Big fish: Morris, 4.48 pounds, $70. Fourteen anglers in the field.
Schedule: Nov. 18, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Dec. 9, Wateree, Clearwater Cove.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Oct. 14 results
Fred Perry reporting
Larry Slover and Bob Palagyi, five bass, 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Chris Bush, 4 pounds, 11 ounces. Ten anglers in the field.
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted):
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, (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.