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.

31st annual Toys for Tots Open Team Bass Tournament, Nov. 30, Wildwood Park

Entrants must be members of the Fish for Life Foundation to compete. First-place prize is a guaranteed $2,000. Ten places will be paid regardless of how many boats enter. Entry fee is $25 plus two toys valued at $10 apiece. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Registration at Academy Sports and Outdoors on Nov. 26. Clarks Hill Fish for Life Foundation, Hayes Marine, Aaron’s, Walmart, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Dealer Options, Bobby Jones Ford-Lincoln, First Bank of Columbia County, Broadway Tackle, Save Phace, Ink Boy and Hoppy Feet Inflatables among the sponsors.

Clark Hill Striper Club’s first annual Striped Bass Open Tournament, Saturday, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex on Hawe Creek

Registration is $150 per boat and an optional $50 big fish pot fee. Big fish pot payout 100 percent. Registration fees will be split 66⅔ percent and 33⅓ percent to Georgia DNR striper program. Tournament hours 6:15 a.m., to 3:30 p.m. More information: Bill Tinley, (706) 760-8210.

Chuck Chapel Memorial Open Team Bass Tournament, Dec. 14, Wildwood Park

Guaranteed first-place prize of $5,000. Entry fee $100 with an optional bug fish pot fee of $10. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. More information: The Tackle Shop, (706) 432-8225.

American Bass Anglers District 26 Tournaments

Schedule: 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. More information: Director William Hooker, (706) 533-7329. E-mail: wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers District 96 Tournaments, Nov. 10 results From Lake Greenwood

Phil Morris reporting

Joey Sabbagha, Little Mountain, S.C., five bass, 25.48 pounds, $599. Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 16.28 pounds, $359. Sean Anderson, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 15.06 pounds, $91. Big fish: Sabbagha, 6.04 pounds,
$105. Twenty-one anglers in the field.

Next: Dec. 8, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Schedule (all at Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted): 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 potand 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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