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.

Potash Fishback

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 8-9, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed first place purse of $12,000. Entry fee $125. Big Fish Pot fee $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.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

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

Summer Sizzler Open

Team Bass Tournaments

June 22 (night)

Six-tournament series

Alternating night-day

Night hours 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Daytime hours: Safe light until 3 p.m. Payback one place for every five boats. Entry Fee is $1,000 per team. Based on 20 boats, first place will be $10,000, second $3,000, third $2,000, fourth $1,500. For more information, call Robert Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Carolina Bass Club’s

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 1 results

Rosemary Holley reporting

John Zumbro and Doug Oellerich, five bass, 114.325 pounds. Nick Voss and Matt Deufel, five bass, 11.625 pounds. Bubba Jones and Edward Jones, five bass, 11.265 pounds. Big fish: Zumbro and Oellerich, 5.699 pounds.

Next: Through Aug. 24, Lake Springs Ramps, 6-11 p.m. Entry fee $25 per boat. Year-end Classic Aug. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight, entry fee $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

Moyer and Mike Craig, three bass, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Greg and Mike Leaptrotte, four bass, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Moyer, 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Fifteen anglers in the field.

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

Wednesday Night Shootout

June 5 results

Greg Davis reporting

At Wildwood Park

Larry and Bryan Atkins, five bass, 12 pounds, 9 ounces. Brandon Warnock and Bobby Smith, five bass, 12 pounds, 2 ounces. David and J.C./ Whyte, five bass, 11 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Warnock and Smith, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Twenty-four boats in the field.

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

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Eric Mora reporting

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 Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Carolina Bass Club

May results

Daryl Opalewski, five bass, 14.065 poiunds. Brad Bartonb, ffive bass, 10.940 pounds. Spence Johnson, five bass, 10.200 pounds. Big fish: Opalewski, 3.865 pounds. Sixteen fishermen caught 59 bass weighing 101.440 pounds.

2013 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, call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948 or visit www.mrclarkhill committee.com.

Langley Pond Shootout

June 4 tournament rained out

Gene Moyer reporting

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 Moyer at (803) 270-1580.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Charley Doyle reporting

Clark Hill Division tournaments: June 15.

Night tournaments run Saturdays through Aug. 17. Entry fee of $55 with a one-time insurance fee of $10 per person. Hours 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 visit www.southernanglerschallenge
.com.

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. For more information, call Director William Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit www.american bassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

June 2 results

Phil Morris reporting

Steve Christie, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 18.12 pounds, $688. William Hooker, Appling, five bass, 17.68 pounds, $362. Don Kneece, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 15.68 pounds, $129. Big fish: Hooker, 7.18 pounds, $135. Twenty-seven anglers in the field. Angler of the Year race (after 12 tournaments): Kevin Fulmer, 794 points. Sean Anderson, 793. Mark Richardson, 788. Don Kneece, 788. Curtis Temples, 779.

Schedule: 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

Kids’ Fishing Derby results

Fred Perry reporting

5&Under: Miley Herrera, 17 pounds, 1 ounce. Jaydon Harper, 12 pounds, 5 ounces. Cullan Grubaugh, 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

6-8-year-olds: Dylan Waldun, 23 pounds. Christyn Johnson, 12 pounds, 1 ounce. Makayla Bennett, 10 pounds, 5 ounces.

9-12-year-olds: Lauren Waldun, 30 pounds, 8 ounces. Kaylee Klosson, 20 pounds, 9 ounces. Ionas Doggott, 12 pounds, 3 ounces.

13-15-year-olds: Lakota Waldun, 57 pounds, 8 ounces. Daquain Dogett, 25 pounds, 4 ounces. Anna Biggs, 14 pounds, 6 ounces.

Approximately 200 children attended and 350 fish were weighed in with a total weight of 352 pounds. Sponsors included Augusta Coca-Cola, Fort Gordon and Community Credit Union, USA Discounters, University of Phoenix, Washington Road Tire and Auto, Fort Gordon Natural Resources Branch and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Schedule: Sunday, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 23, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. July 14, bass tournament, 4-10 a.m. Aug. 11, bass tournament, 4-10 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, 8-11 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 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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