National Wild Turkey Federation
Presents Bass Bonanza
Sept. 21, Wildwood Park
A guaranteed first place prize of $5,000 awaits the winners. Prizes also will be awarded to second through fifth places. Entry fee is $100 per two-man team, while the big fish pot fee is $10 for the Biggest Bass Competition with 100 percent payback to the top four places. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Pre-registration and flight assignments will be held from 5-7 p.m., at Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta. Late registration will be held on tournament day at 5 a.m., at the ramp. All boats must be registered by 6 a.m. Registration forms are available online at http://www.nwtf.org/NFTR/images/2013-Bass-Bonanza-Flyer.pdf. Payments should be sent to Rhett Simmons at NWTF, P.O. Box 530, Edgefield, SC 29824. Local bass club with the highest number of entries will win a prize package that includes a gun , wildlife art, hunting accessories and more for use at the club’s championship. For more information, call Simmons at (803) 637-3106 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rodeo & Family Day
Sept. 21 at Wildwood Park
For fun, memories and prizes
The event is free to children 2-13 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. to 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.
charity bass tournament
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 Friday, 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 Jonathan Rotureau at (912) 655-1250.
Savannah River Bass Tournament
Sundays, safe light until noon
Joey Bishop reporting
Next: Sunday. 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.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
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 Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.
Aug. 31 results
Bob Wynn reporting
Bob Wynn, five bass, 14 pounds, 15 ounces. Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 10 pounds, 8 ounces. Larry Hubbard, four bass, 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Big fish: Mark Strickland, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Eleven fishermen caught 35 bass weighing 75 pounds, 4 ounces.
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.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
Qualifying tournaments for the 2013 AFT Championship: Sept. 14-15, at Wildwood Park. Schedule for 2014: Nov. 30: Russell Lake, Highway 72 ramp. Dec. 21, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.american bassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Phil Morris reporting
2013 Season: Saturday-Sunday, Dorn, Thurmond Lake.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule: Sunday, 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 (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.