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 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.

Clarks Hill Bassmasters

Feb. 1 results

Tom Hall reporting

Barry McLain, 10.92 pounds. Jason Burton, 10.79 pounds. Colden Story, 10.05 pounds. Big fish: Larry Holley, 7.89 pounds. Thirty-seven fishermen caught 21 bass weighing 91 pounds.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

The Jan. 26 tournament out of Wildwood Park was canceled because of high winds. The April 20 tournament has been canceled because it falls on Easter. A makeup tournament has been scheduled for March 16 out of Wildwood Park. Rest of the schedule stays the same.

Schedule: Saturday, 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, Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit ABA online at www.americanbass anglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

Phil Morris reporting

Next: Feb. 23, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Jan. 19 results

Fred Perry reporting

Larry Slover and Bob Palagyi, two bass, 4 pounds, 10 ounces. Big bass, Palagyi, 3 pound, 8 ounces.

Fred: Nine people showed up. There were just three fish caught. Water temperature was 42, lake was stained yellowish and my partner caught the other bass on a plastic worm.

Schedule: Sunday, bass tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23, crappie tournament, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. March 23, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. April 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. April 27, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. May 4, bass tournament, safe light until noon. May 18, bass tournament, safe light until noon. June 7, Kids’ Fishing Derby, claypit lakes, 8-11 a.m. June 8, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. June 22, bass tournament, safe light until noon. July 13, bass tournament, 5-11 a.m. Aug. 10, bass tournament, 5-11 a.m. Sept. 7, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 21, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 27, Kids’ Fishing Derby, claypit lakes, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 5, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 26, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Dec. 7, 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.


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