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.

Potash Fishback

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 8-9, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed first-place purse of $12,000. Entry fee is $125. Big fish pot fee $20 (pays big fish each day). Tournament benefits Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance and local youth anglers. More information: The Tackle Shop (Jon Hair), (706) 432-8225.

Savannah River

Bass Tournament

Sunday, safe light until noon

Entry fee is $40 per boat with 100 percent payback. Weigh-in will take place at Joey Bishop’s Bait & Tackle Store near the lock and dam.

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 the Classic, one must have fished a minimum of three tournaments, or pay an additional $75 plus the Classic fee. More information: Larry Holley, (803) 640-5290.

Friday Night Shootout

Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Gene Moyer reporting

Bubba and Brendan Moyer, five bass, 6.30 pounds. G.C. Williams and Rusty Norris, one bass, 5.31 pounds Big fish: Williams and Norris. Twenty-one fishermen.

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

Wednesday Night Shootout

May 22 results

Greg Davis reporting

At Wildwood Park

Buster Davis and Rick Pace, five bass, 14 pounds, 15 ounces. Brandon Warnock and Wil Hardy, five bass, 13 pounds, 4 ounces. Matt Deufell and Nick Coss, five bass, 12 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: Davis and Pace, 5 pounds, 12 ounces. Thirty boats in the field

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

Clarks Hill Striper Club

April 13 results

Joseph Pearson reporting

Bill Tinley and Ed Lepley, six fish, 34.72 pounds. Tank Walker and Michael Cartledge, six fish, 20.98 pounds. Rick Quarles and Roy Huffman, two fish, 17.88 pounds. Big fish: Quarles, 10.12 pounds. Fifteen fishermen in eight boats caught 22 fish totaling 106.2 pounds.

Palmetto Bassmasters

May 4 results

From Lake Murray

Keith Williamson reporting

Kirby Scott, five bass, 16.1 pounds. Ronnie Scott, five bass, 11.7 pounds. Sean Ravenscroft, five bass, 10.7 pounds. Big fish: Williamson, 7.6 pounds. Sixteen anglers caught 47 bass weighing 124.5 pounds.

Clarks Hill Bassmasters

May 18 results

Paul Christian, 12.58 pounds. Matt Davis, 12.33 pounds. Justin Taylor, 12.28 pounds. Big fish: Paul Christian, 5.28 pounds.

Twenty-four fishermen caught 86 bass weighing 170 pounds.

Memorial Day Captain’s Choice

Bass Tournament

Monday, Wildwood Park

Hours are safe light until 1 p.m. Entry fee is $45 includes big fish pot. One place per five boats. Everybody weighs in five bass. Teams to be drawn at registration. For the format and information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

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

Mr. Clark Hill Tournaments

(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. More information, visit www.mrclark hillcommittee.com or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.

Langley Pond Shootout

May 20 results

Gene Moyer reporting

G.C. Williams and Jerry Sanders, five bass, 6.13 pounds. Big fish: Williams and Sanders, 1.13 pounds. Eleven 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. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division tournaments: June 15.

Night tournaments run until Aug. 17. Entry fee is $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. More information: www.southernanglerschallenge.com. Also, Charley Doyle, (706) 399-9487, or Chris Hadden, (706) 339-1846.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 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. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

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

May 19 results

Fred Perry reporting

Kurt Grubaugh and Kevin Smith, five bass, 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Jacob Yaden and Corey Yaden, five bass, 5 pounds. Big fish: Grubaugh, 3 pounds, 7 ounces. Sixteen fishermen caught 23 bass weighing 34 pounds.

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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 noon. 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. More information: Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.

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