Sundays, 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.
Summer Sizzler Open Team
Starting Saturday (night)
Night hours are 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Day hours: Safe light until 3 p.m. Payback is 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. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.
Carolina Bass Club’s
Summer Saturday Night
Open Team Bass Tournament
June 8 results
Larry Holley reporting
J.M. Lovering and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 13.275 pounds. John Sloop and Doug Winters, five bass, 12.220 pounds. Jason Hadden, by himself, five bass, 9.375 pounds. Big fish: Buck Bledsoe, 3.680 pounds.
Next: Through Aug. 24, Lake Springs Ramps, 6-11 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per boat. Year-end Classic Aug. 31, 5 p.m.-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. More information: Larry Holley, (803) 640-5290.
Friday Night Shootout
Merry Land Brickyard Ponds
Tournament hours are 6-10 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 270-1580.
Wednesday Night Shootout
June 19 results
Greg Davis reporting
At Wildwood Park
Mike Whitaker and Ray Fitzgerald, five bass, 18.13 pounds. Dave Matthews and Bobby Smith, five bass, 14.2 pounds. Nick Voss and Matt Deufel, five bass, 13.15 pounds. Woodie Parks and Bo Reed, five bass, 13.11 pounds. Big fish: Randy Fisher, 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Thirty-nine 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.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Next: Saturday, Cherokee ramp. Entry fee is $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Five-fish limit. More information: Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.
Clarks Hill Striper Club
June 15 results
Joseph Pearson reporting
Rocky Pearson, Dusty Pearson, Brock Pearson, Will Cheatham six fish, 94.96 pounds. Rick Quarles and Garrett Edwards, six fish, 60.28 pounds. Dave Nawyn, Roy Phillips, Ben McKinney, 54.35 pounds. Big fish: Will Cheatham, 30.88 pounds. Twenty-two fishermen in nine boats caught 43 fish totaling 375.15 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. More information, visit www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com. or contact Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948.
Langley Pond Shootout
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
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
June 15 results
William Hooker reporting
Bobby Stanfill, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 19.46 pounds. Chris Hadden, Evans, five bass, 14.72 pounds. Sammy Landrum, Winfield, Ga., five bass, 13.06 pounds. Big fish: Stanfill, 6.11 pounds. Thirty-two anglers in the field.
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: 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: Hooker, (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: 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 (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): Sunday, 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.-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 nonmember, 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: Fred Perry, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131.