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 is (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.
38th annual Rebel Open
Presented by Rebel Bassmasters,
April 6, Dorn Sport
Strom Thurmond Lake
Entry fee prior to April 5: $100 per team. On day of tournament: $110. Guaranteed $1,000 for first place based on 50 boats. One place paid for every seven boats. $10 optional big fish pot fee. 100 percent payback on big fish: 1st, 70 percent; 2nd, 30 percent. Five-fish limit, 12-inch minimum. Hours safe light until 3:30 p.m. Late entries will be accepted before start of tournament. For more information, call (864) 992-4540 or (864) 229-9769.
Fish for Life
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 20, Wildwood Park
Entry fee $50 plus $10 big fish pot (only one big fish). Guaranteed first place purse of $2,500 based on 50 boats. Fifteen places paid, with 15th place earning $200. Register online at www.chfishforlife.org. Polygraph tests will be administered. Local tournament rules apply. Pre-registration will be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors on April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Late registration will take place tournament morning before safe light at the ramp. Sponsors include Hayes Marine, Wal-Mart, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Aaron’s Save Phace, Dealer Options, Columbia County, Broadway Bait & Tackle, Brueckner’s Fine Meats. Ink Boy, Fireside Outdoor Kitchens and Grills, First Bank of Georgia and Channel 12 news. For more information, call Ron Brown at (706) 830-6439 or Steve Faust at (706) 833-9660.
Open Team Bass Tournament
Eric Mora reporting
Nick Voss, 15 pounds. Wesley Story, 14.10 pounds. Big fish: Story, 5 pounds. Thirteen boats in the field.
Next: Saturday. Entry fee $40 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
2013 Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments
Top Six Classic (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, cal Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948 or visit www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com.
Langley Pond Shootout
Wednesday night results
Cody McElhaney and Justin Witt, five bass, 7.95 pounds. Bubba Kost and Ryan Whitehead, four bass, 6.65 pounds. Big fish: Chris Opalewski and Chad Trotter, 3.04 pounds. 15 anglers in the field.
Entry fee $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit, 12 inches long or longer. Hours 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 270-1580.
Hawe Creek Bass Club
March 10 results
Mark Abbott reporting
Bobby Stanfill, 13.92 pounds. Chip Grice, 12.76 pounds. Bubba Davenport, 10.07 pounds. Big fish: Stanfill, 6.08 pounds. Eleven fishermen caught 32 bass weighing 62.80 pounds.
Southern Anglers Challenge
Charley Doyle reporting
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 visit www.southernanglerschallenge.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
March 9 results
William Hooker reporting
Bobby Stanfill, five bass, 25.40 pounds, $735. Bradley Gunter, five bass, 20.89 pounds, $485. Joey Miller, five bass, 16.60 pounds, $246. Big fish: Stanfill, 9.20 pounds, $235.
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: 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 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
Phil Morris reporting
Season: 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
Fred Perry reporting
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 Fred Perry, 706-791-5078, or 706-833-2834 res. or 706-541-1057, Ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.