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.

Kids Fishing

Rodeo & Family Day

Sept. 21

For fun, memories and prizes

The event is free to children 2 to 13 years of age. Bring a pole, rod and reel and some bait. Jumping games, hula hoop contest, bean bag toss, nickels in the hay gamer, dunking booth and other activities. Participants must register at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 14. Online registration is available at www.chfishforlife.org or the morning of the event from 8 until 8:30. Free lunch will be provided.

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 $70, with $10 going to the big fish pot. First-place winners get a guaranteed $2,500. The payout will pay one place for every 10 boats entered. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Sponsors include Bobby Jones Ford-Lincoln, Hayes Marine, Walmart, Academy Sports and Outdoors and Aaron’s.

Pre-registration will be held Oct. 11 at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans from 5-7 p.m. Donations are welcome throughout the event. Door prizes will be given out during weigh-in. For more information, call Georgia Southern bass fishing team president Jonathan Rotureau at (912) 655-1250.

Savannah River Bass Tournament

Sundays, safe light until noon

Joey Bishop reporting

Next: TBA. 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.

Carolina Bass Club’s

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

Larry Holley reporting

Aug. 17 results

Shawn Holland and Charlie Doyle, five bass, 14.940 pounds. David and J.C. Whyte, five bass, 13.565 pounds. Donald Jones and Jason Hadden, five bass, 10.570 pounds. Big fish: Holland and Doyle, 5.040 pounds. Twelve boats in the field.

Next: Saturday, Lake Springs Ramps, 6-11 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per boat. Year-end Classic Aug. 31, 5 p.m.-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 Holley, (803) 640-5290.

Friday Night Shootout

Merry Land Brickyard Ponds

Gene Moyer reporting

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

Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament

Next: Saturday, Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $45 per person, includes big fish pot. Tournament hours are safe light until time to be determined at the ramp. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Eric Mora, (706) 533-0639.

Clarks Hill Striper Club

Aug. 17 results

Joseph Pearson reporting

Tank Walker, Buddy Vann, six fish, 47.44 pounds. Rick Quarles, Roy Huffman, Vern Smith, Maggie Gantt, six fish, 42.92 pounds. Robert Buist, Mike Ray, three fish, 15.97 pounds. Big fish: Quarles, 18.2 pounds. Sixteen fishermen in six boats caught 19 fish weighing 128.32 pounds.

Columbia County

River Rats Bass Club

August results

Sammy Landrum, 18.12 pounds. Ray Diamond, 13.14 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 12.08 pounds. Big fish: Landrum, 4.11 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

Gene Moyer reporting

Entry fee is $20 per person with 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit, 12 inches long or longer. Hours are 6-10 p.m. For more information, call Moyer, (803) 270-1580.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

Aug. 17 results

From Thurmond Lake

Sammy Landrum, five bass, 18.36 pounds, $520. Steve Story, five bass, 14.71 pounds, $311. David Smith, five bass, 13.60 pounds, $103. Big fish: Charlie Doyle, 6.03 pounds, $115. Twenty-three anglers in the field.

Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Sept. 14-15, two-day, at Wildwood Park.

Schedule for 2014 season: Nov. 30, 2013: Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Dec. 21, 2013, Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Jan. 25, 2014, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. Feb. 8, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. March 8, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. April 12, Clarks Hill, Wildwood Park. Division championship: May 24-25, Clarks Hill, 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 wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.american bassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

From Lake Greenwood

Phil Morris reporting

Aug. 11 results

From Lake Murray

Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 12.68 pounds, $485. Don Kneece, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 10.72 pounds, $278. Kevin Fulmer, Prosperity, S.C., two bass, 6.88 pounds, $71. Big fish: Anderson, 4.31 pounds. Angler of the year: Kevin Fulmer, 794 points; Sean Anderson, 793 points; Mark Richardson, 790; Don Kneece, 788; Curtis Temples, 781. ALX Rods Big Fish Awards Leader, Ryan McMurtry, 8.03 pounds, caught 2/24/13, Lake Greenwood. Sixteen anglers in the field.

Schedule: Sept. 7-8, Dorn, Thurmond Lake.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule: 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 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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