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, Walmart, Aaron’s, Bobby Jones Ford-Lincoln, Dealer Options, First Bank, Save Phace, Cliatt’s Crossing, Broadway Tackle and Ink Boy.
Inaugural Hawe Creek Open
March 8 results
Mark Abbott reporting
Bobby Stanfill and Chip Grice, five bass, 25.86 pounds. Hans Cansler and Jon Holsenbeck, five bass, 25.06 pounds. Mark and Shane Abbott, five bass, 23.21 pounds. Big fish: Stanfill and Grice, 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Twenty-seven teams in the annual event.
Wildwood Bass Club
Ray Diamond reporting
Wesley Story, 19.07 pounds. Majors Hamby, 17.06 pounds. Ray Diamond, 17.05 pounds. Big fish: Diamond, 6.03 pounds. The club’s Top 6: Wesley Story, David Smith, Eric Mora, Steve Story, Ray Diamond, Matt Deufal.
Columbia County River Rats Bass Club
Ray Diamond reporting
Jon Cole, 27.04 pounds. Eric Mora, 19 pounds. Sammy Landrum, 18.13 pounds. Big fish: Cole, 10 pounds.
Langley Pond Shootout
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
March 8 results
William Hooker reporting
Sammy Landrum, five bass, 18.93 pounds, $430. Melvin Pigue, five bass, 17.62 pounds, $240. Steve Story, five bass, 13.42 pounds, $78. Big fish: Pigue, 5.76 pounds, $85.
The April 20 tournament was canceled because it fell on Easter. A makeup tournament has been scheduled for Sunday out of Wildwood Park. Rest of the schedule stays the same.
Schedule: 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.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club
March 9 results
Fred Perry reporting
Ray Cloud and Fred Perry, four bass, 4 pounds, 6 ounce. Big fish: Perry and Jacob Yaden, tie, 1 pound, 6 ounces.
Schedule: 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. August 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 a.m. to 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. 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.