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.

Savannah River

Bass Tournament

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

Bass Tournaments

Starting Saturday (night)

Six-tournament series

Alternating night-day

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.


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