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.
Fish for Life Foundation
Open Team Bass Tournament
April 19, Wildwood Park
Guaranteed total payout of $3,725, with $1,000 going to first- place team. Big fish prize is $500. You must be a foundation member ($20 per year dues) to fish it. Fifteen places paid based on a field of 50 boats. Drawing for boat positions will be held at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Evans from 5-7 p.m., April 17. Tournament sponsors include Dixie Beverage, Hayes Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Wal-Mart, Aaron’s, Bobby Jones Ford-Lincoln, Dealer Options, First Bank, Save Phace, Cliatt’s Crossing, Broadway Tackle and Ink Boy.
Feb. 22 results
Bob Wynn reporting
Matt Lowery, five bass, 16 pounds, 2 ounces. Nick Faulkner, five bass, 14 pounds, 8 ounces. Nathan Faulkner, five bass, 14 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Nick Faulkner, 6 pounds. Sixteen fishermen caught 68 bass weighing 165 pounds, 9 ounces.
Carolina Bass Club
Chip Reames reporting
Zach Wilson, 18.29 pounds. Dale Rutland, 13.10 pounds. Joel Feagin, 12.28 pounds. Big fish: Wilson, 6.71 pounds. Thirteen fishermen caught 56 bass weighing 132.7 pounds.
Langley Pond Shootout
Starting Wednesday, March 12
Gene Moyer reporting
Tournament will be held on Langley end of pond every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person. Five-fish limit. Bass must be 12 inches long or better. 100 percent payback. More information: (803) 278-1580.
American Bass Anglers
District 26 Tournaments
William Hooker reporting
The April 20 tournament was 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: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers
District 96 Tournaments
Feb. 23 results
From Lake Greenwood
Phil Morris reporting
Sean Anderson, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 20.50 pounds, $589. Andy Lake, Batesburg, S.C., five bass, 18.45 pounds, $284. Mark Richardson, Irmo, S.C., five bass, 17.61 pounds, $156. Big fish: Anderson and Steve Christie, Gray Court, S.C., 6 pounds (tie), $53 each. Next: TBA.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
Feb. 23 results of
Fred Perry reporting
Jacob Yaden, Verena Yaden and Corey Yaden, 35 crappies, 20 pounds. Big fish: Jacob Yaden, Bob Palagyi, Ray Cloud, 13 ounces.
Schedule: 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 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. June 22, bass tournament, safe light until noon. July 13, bass tournament, 5 a.m. until 11 a.m. Aug. 10, bass tournament, 5 a.m. until 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.-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. 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.
All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.