Saturday at Wildwood Park
Invitations have been issued to Georgia and South Carolina youth bass fishing teams, as well as scouts for colleges and/or universities to check out the talent. Area businesses are invited to display and/or sell their wares. Vendor cost $50. For information, call Rosie DeAnnuntis, (803) 624-0463 or rosie firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Team Bass Tournament
Eric Mora reporting
Next: Saturday. Tournament hours are safe light until 4 p.m. Entry fee is $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, call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948 or visit www.mrclarkhill committe.com.
Clarks Hill Bassmasters
Feb. 23 results
Tom Hall reporting
Colden Story, 10.47 pounds. Matt Davis, 9.29 pounds. Doug Winters, 8.34 pounds. Big fish: Dustin Walker, 4.97 pounds. Sixteen fishermen caught 35 bass weighing 66.5 pounds.
Feb. 23 results
Bob Wynn reporting
Nathan Faulkner, five bass, 18 pounds, 13 ounces. Larry Hubbard, five bass, 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Gene Tant, three bass, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Big fish: Faulkner, 6 pounds. Nine fishermen caught 25 bass weighing 67 pounds, 10 ounces.
Carolina Bass Club
Robin Whisenant reporting
Chip Reames, five bass, 24.34 pounds. Daryl Opalewski, five bass, 16.025 pounds. Lonnie Kuehl, five bass, 10.955 pounds. Big fish: Reames, 6.585 pounds. Fourteen fishermen caught 39 bass weighing 89.32 pounds.
Daryl Opalewski, five bass, 12.305 pounds. Billy Freeman, five bass, 12.275 pounds. Chip Reames, five bass, 11.135 pounds. Big fish: Freeman, 5,755 pounds. Thirteen fishermen caught 43 bass weighing 91.22 pounds.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Feb. 23 results
Charley Doyle reporting
Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 19.23 pounds. Charley Doyle by himself, five bass, 14 pounds, 10 ounces. Bart Blackburn, by himself, five bass, 10.26 pounds. Big fish: Fitzgerald and Whitaker, 5.18 pounds.
Clark Hill Division tournaments: 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, call Doyle at (706) 399-9487 or Chris Hadden at (706) 339-1846 or go to www.southernanglerschallenge.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: March 9, Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. April 13-14 (two one-day events), Clarks Hill, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex. June 8, Wildwood Park. July 20, Wildwood Park. Aug. 127, Wildwood Park. Sept. 14-15, two-day, at Wildwood Park.
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 information, call Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail email@example.com or visit ABA online at www.american bassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Schedule: March 24, Billy Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. April 21, Clearwater Cove, Lake Wateree. April 28, Dreher State Park, Lake Murray. June 2, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex, Thurmond Lake. July 14, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Aug. 11, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. Sept. 7-8, Dorn, Thurmond Lake.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Feb. 24 results
Fred Perry reporting
Bob Palagyi and Larry Slover, 12 crappies, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. No second place. Big fish: Palagyi, 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Ten fishermen weighed in 35 crappies totaling 14 pounds.
Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): March 17, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 7, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 21, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 5, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 19, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 1, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. June 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 23, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 14, bass tournament, 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 11, bass tournament, 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club crappie tournament, safe light until 12 p.m. Sept. 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 28, Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 6, bass tournament , safe light until noon. Oct. 20, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 3, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 8, 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, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131.