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 is (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.
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 Rhett Simmons, (803) 637-3106, or email@example.com.
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 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 at (912) 655-1250.
Saturday Morning Open Team Bass Tournament
Next: TBA, 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, (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 www.mrclarkhill committee.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
Sept. 14-15 results
of AFT qualifier
William Hooker reporting
Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 22.03 pounds, $968. Paula Alexander, five bass, 20.52 pounds, $568. Bobby Stanfill, five bass, 20.33 pounds, $182. Big fish day 1: Stanfill, 4-pounds-plus. Charlie Doyle, 5-pounds-plus, $105. Angler of the year: Stanfill.
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
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Fred Perry reporting
Schedule: 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.