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 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.

Kicks 99 Country Presents

Hooked on Country

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 27 results

Rosie DeAnnuntis reporting

Glenn Gentry and Bart Blackburn, 24.76 pounds, $15,000. Gary Powell and Glenn Davis, 21.30 pounds, $3,000, Jason Hadden and Norm Attaway, 19.80 pounds, $1,000. Dillon Kotal and Isaac Temple, 19.50 pounds, $900. Jon Hair and Chris Rodwell, 18.60 pounds, $800. Dale Gibbs and Thomas Thomas, 18.48 pounds, $700. Bounce Saton and Jimmy Mattox, 18.22 pounds, $600. Bobby Stanfill and Chip Grice, 17.54 pounds, $500. Gordon Robinson, 17.18 pounds, $400. Kenny Miles and Barry Frazier, $300. First big fish: Marvin Ennis Jr. and Chris Rhodes, 7.10 pounds, $2,000. Second big fish: Gentry and Blackburn, 6.66 pounds, $1,000. Eleventh through 50th place awarded $125 each.

Carolina Bass Club’s

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 1 to Aug. 24, Lake Springs Ramps, 6-11 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per boat. Year-end Classic Aug. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight, entry fee is $55 (includes $5 big fish pot). To qualify for Classic, one must have fished a minimum of three tournaments, or pay an additional $75 plus the Classic fee. For more information, call Larry Holley at (803) 640-5290.

Friday Night Shootout

Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Gene Moyer reporting

Tournament hours are 6-10 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Wednesday Night Shootout

May 8 results

Greg Davis reporting

At Wildwood Park

Bobby Smith and Brandon Warnock, 12 pounds, 9 ounces. David Whyte and J.C. Whyte, 9.14 pounds. Reno Reasoner and Little Reasoner, 9 pounds. Big fish: The Whytes, 4 pounds, 1 ounce. Twenty-two boats in the field.

The tournament runs from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30 for singles and $35 per team. For more information, call Davis at (706) 533-3186.

31st annual Clark Hill Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

Saturday, Wildwood Park

Clark Hill Committee and Columbia County guarantee first- place prize of $5,000. Entry fee is $100 plus $10 big fish pot fee (two big fish pots available). If neither team member is associated with Clark Hill Committee, $50 additional fee. Tournament hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Late registration will be held tournament day at the ramp starting at 5 a.m. Entrants must be checked in no later than 6:30 a.m. For more information, call Larry Gilpin at (706) 738-7663, or Barry Frazier at (706) 829-3850.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Striper Extravaganza

May 18, Wildwood Park

Demonstrations and programs from 1:30-3 p.m. include using down lines, using planer boards, fishing with cut bait, fishing with artificials, the movements of striped bass, how to clean and cook striped bass. The public also can register to win a free fishing trip on Thurmond Lake with either Capt. Mark Crawford, Capt. Ted Boileau or Capt. Tony Shepherd. Check the rules at www.chsc.us.

Savannah River Classic

May 17-18

Sponsored by Lower Savannah River Alliance, entry fee is $25 per angler, with those 15 and under $10. Registration includes an event tee shirt and a barbecue ticket. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in each of the following categories: striped bass, catfish, largemouth bass, panfish (redbreasts, crappies, bream, shellcracker). Family entertainment and activities, including a bluegrass band, all day. There also will be prizes for the largest three species aggregate weight. To register or for For more information, call www.lowersavannahriveralliance.org.

Potash Fishback

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 8-9, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed first-place purse of $12,000. Entry fee is $125, big dish Pot pee $20 (pays big fish each day). Tournament benefits Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance and local youth anglers. For more information, call Jon Hair at The Tackle Shop at (706) 432-8225.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Next: TBA. Entry fee $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

IBEW Local Union 1579

Vs. Pipefitter Local Union 150

April 20 results

Keith Williamson reporting

Matt and Walie Davis, five bass, 20.83 pounds. Mike Guilbeau, five bass,17.04 pounds. Bo Williams and Greg Smith, five bass, 16.64 pounds. Big fish: Glenn and Keith Williamson, 7.09 pounds. Ninety anglers weighed in 45 bass totaling 232 pounds. The Electricians win the bragging rights for the year.

Clarks Hill Bassmasters

May 4 results

Tom Hall reporting

Daryl Weeks, 16.24 pounds. Paul Christian, 14.37 pounds. Doug Winters, 11.25 pounds. Big fish: Dale Raider, 4.80 pounds. Nineteen fishermen caught 85 bass weighing 153 pounds.

Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments

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

Langley Pond Shootout

May 6 results

Gene Moyer reporting

G.C. Williams and Terry Sanders, five bass, 6 pounds, 1 ounces. J.C. Dicks, three bass, 5.42 pounds. Big fish: Dicks, 2.62 pounds. Thirteen fishermen in the field.

Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit, 12 inches long or longer. Hours are 6-10 p.m. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

May 4 results

Charley Doyle reporting

Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 16 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: 4.18 pounds. Five boats in the field.

April 13 results

Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 19.57 pounds. Big fish: Dean Moore and Chuck Reames, 7.17 pounds. Eight boats in the field.

Clark Hill Division tournaments: June 15.

Night tournaments run through Aug. 17. Entry fee of $55 with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. Hours are 5:30-11:30 p.m. The Night Championship is on Sept. 24. 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.southern
anglerschallenge.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Qualifying tournaments for the AFT Championship: June 15, Wildwood Park. July 20, Wildwood Park. Aug. 12, 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 Director William 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

Schedule: 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

Schedule: 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 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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