Second annual charity bass tournament
Benefiting the American Cancer Society
Wildwood Park, Oct. 12
The Georgia Southern University Bass Anglers, in association with the Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation, will play host to the tournament. Entry fee is $50 with 80 percent going to the money pot and 20 percent to the charity. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. The first place team will win a guaranteed $1,000. Payout is one place for every six boats. The big fish award is included in the entry fee. Sponsors include Bobby Jones Ford. Pre-registration will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations are welcome throughout the event. Door prizes will be given out during weigh-in. For more information, call Jonathan Rotureau, GSU bass fishing team president, at (912) 655-1250.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Sundays, safe light until noon
Joey Bishop reporting
Next: TBA. 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. For more information, call (706) 790-9612.
Summer Sizzler Open Team Bass Tournaments
Started June 22
Robert Giffin reporting
Night hours 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Day 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 Giffin at (706) 533-0357.
Carolina Bass Club’s
Summer Saturday Night
Open Team Bass Tournament
Larry Holley reporting
Next: Every Saturday night 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, (803) 640-5290.
Friday Night Shootout
Merry Land Brickyard Ponds
Gene Moyer reporting
Tournament hours 6-10 p.m. Entry fee $25 per person. For more information, call Moyer at (803) 270-1580.
Wednesday Night Shootout
July 10 results
Greg Davis reporting
At Wildwood Park
Jon Hair and Chris Rodwell, five bass, 15 pounds, 12 ounces. Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Woody Parks and Bo Reed, 15 pounds. Big fish: Hair and Rodwell, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Twenty-four boats in the field. The Classic will be held Aug. 3. Check with Greg Davis for details. The regular 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: Saturday, Wildwood Park. Entry fee $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until time to be determined at the ramp. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mora at (706) 533-0639.
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 visit www.mrclarkhillcommittee.com.
Langley Pond Shootout
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
Night tournaments run 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
William Hooker reporting
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. For more information, call Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
Schedule: Sunday, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. Aug. 11, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray. Sept. 7-8, Dorn, Thurmond Lake.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule: 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.