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: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Fifth annual

Claire Whaley Foundation

Open Team Bass Tournament

Nov. 17, Wildwood Park

Entry fee $150. First-place winners earn $5,000. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. For more information, call Trad Whaley, (864) 378-0952.

12th annual Augusta Marine,

Augusta Bassmasters

Boy Scout Open Team

Bass Tournament

Nov. 3, Wildwood Park

Billy Rosier reporting

Robin Whisenant and Stewart Gambrell, five bass, 17.6 pounds, $1,500. Donald Miller and Steven Storey, five bass, 16.15 pounds, $600. Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 16 pounds, $400. Shawn Holland and Charley Doyle, five bass, 13.7 pounds, $200. Lucky 13: Dean and Dustin Moore, $100. Forty-three boats in the field. Total fish: 159 weighing 363.12 pounds and all were released alive.

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 safe light until 3 p.m. For more information, call (706) 359-3349, or (706) 833-9660.

North Augusta

Junior Fishing Team

Bass tournament at private pond

in Edgefield County, S.C.

High school winners: Baylen Gaillard, five bass, 7.43 pounds. Sean Hall, five bass, 6.46 pounds.

Middle school winners: Kyler McKie, two bass, 7.13 pounds. Bread Wilson, one bass, 3.9 pounds. Big fish: McKie, 6.11 pounds. Seventeen anglers caught 27 bass 2 weighing 40.8 pounds.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

Next: TBA. 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.

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, go to www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com or call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.

Augusta Bass Club

November results

William Hooker reporting

Lee Evans, five bass, 9.94 pounds. Bruce Odum, five bass, 9.84 pounds. William Hooker, five bass, 5.62 pounds. Big fish: Odum, 3.06 pounds.

October results

Tim Lewis, five bass, 11.54 pounds. Darrell Bennett, five bass, 9.07 pounds. Carlton Fulcher, five bass, 5.62 pounds. Big fish: Adam Hubbard, 3.62 pounds.

September results

Joel Carson, five bass, 13.50 pounds. Wayne Culbert, five bass, 12.06 pounds. Carlton Fulcher, five bass, 11.17 pounds. Big fish: Carson, 4.40 pounds.

Carolina Bass Club

October results

Larry Holley, five bass, 12.455 pounds. Joel Feagin, five bass, 10.965 pounds. Ken Redd, five bass, 9.52 pounds. Big fish: Danny Rogers, 4.495 pounds. Fourteen fishermen caught 47 bass weighing 79.12 pounds.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Charley Doyle reporting

Daytime schedule

For Clark Hill Division

Nov. 24, Dec. 8, 2012. 2013: 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.southernanglerschallenge.com or 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

2012-2013 Season: Nov. 18, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Dec. 9, Wateree, Clearwater Cove.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

2012 fishing schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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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