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.

Local Top Six Classic

Wildwood Park

March 21-22 results

Robin Whisenant reporting

Ron McKee, 10 bass, 39.70 pounds, $5,000. Woody Parks, 10 bass, 37.98 pounds, $1,500. Bo Story, 10 bass, 35.46 pounds, $750. Julius Lively, 10 bass, 32.20 pounds, $650. Nick Voss, 10 bass, 31.72 pounds, $550. Jon Cole, 10 bass, 31.36 pounds, $450. Bill McKie, 10 bass, 30.52 pounds, $350. Mason Miller, 10 bass, 28.48 pounds, $300. Dale Sleeper, 10 bass, 27.46 pounds, $250. Steve Clements, 10 bass, 27.40 pounds, $200. Day 1 big fish: Bo Story, John Boy Long (tie), 7.54 pounds, $305 each. Day 2 big fish: Ron McKee, 8.80 pounds, $610. First-place club: Wildwood Bassmasters, 146.62 pounds, $1,000. Second-place club: Columbia County River Rats Bass Club, 139.94 pounds, $600. Third-place club: Evans Bassmasters, 126.4 pounds, $400. 111 out of 122 anglers weighed in 800 bass totaling 1,898 pounds. All were released alive. Total tournament payout: $13,220.

Walmart Bass Fishing League

Santee Cooper

March 22 results

Boaters: Lex Costas, Daniel Island, S.C., five bass, 32 pounds, 14 ounces, $3,255. Kyle Giella, Irmo, S.C., five bass, 22 pounds, 9 ounces, $1,628. Ken Ellis, Bowman, S.C., five bass, 19 pounds, 13 ounces, $1,084. Augusta area anglers in the money: Greg Rikard, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 16 pounds, 8 ounces, $434. Norm Attaway, Clearwater, five bass, 13 pounds, 11 ounces, $380. Big fish: Giella, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, $400.

Co-Anglers: Lonnie Drusch, Sumter, S.C., four bass, 15 pounds, 7 ounces, $1,628. Carluss King, Gallivants Ferry, S.C., three bass, 12 pounds, 13 ounces, $814. Jack Daniel Hoy, Hollywood, S.C., five bass, 11.06 pounds, $542. Big fish: King, 6 pounds, 1 ounce, $200. Note: Kyle Giella is the son of Priscilla and Stephen Giella, of Lincolnton, Ga.

Seventh annual

Tommy Shaw Memorial

Open Team Bass Tournament

April 5, Wildwood Park

Entry fee: $100 plus $10 big fish (2 big fish pots). If neither team member is associated with the Clark Hill Committee, entry fee is increased by $50. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration will take place at Augusta Marine on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. Drawing for boat positions starts at 7. Late registration tournament day at the ramp starts at 5 a.m. All boats must be checked in by 6. For more information, call Larry Gilpin at (706) 738-7663 or Barry Frazier at (706) 829-3850.

Clark Hill Committee-sanctioned bass tournaments

Clark Hill Memorial, May 1; Mr. Clarks Hill, Oct. 3-4; Chuck Chapel Memorial, Dec. 6. For more information, call Ray Diamond at (706) 533-1948 or visit www.clarkhillcommittee.com.

Fish for Life Foundation

Anglers Appreciation

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.

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

Tournaments will be held on Langley end of pond every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. Entry fee $20 per person. Five-fish limit. Bass must be 12 inches long or better. 100 percent payback. For more information, call (803) 278-1580.

American Bass Anglers

District 26 Tournaments

William Hooker reporting

The April 20 tournament was canceled because it falls on Easter. 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. For more information, call Hooker at (706) 533-7329, e-mail wdhsierra@gmail.com or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers

District 96 Tournaments

March 23 results

From Lake Russell

Phil Morris reporting

Phillip Anderson, Saluda, S.C., five bass, 13.20 pounds, $553, Butch Pitts, Watkinsville, Ga., five bass, 12.05 pounds, $432. Mike Dimatteo, Spartanburg, S.C., five bass, 10.52 pounds, $91. Big fish: Pitts, 4.98 pounds, $95. Angler of the year (top 3): Phillip Anderson, 787 points; Sean Anderson, 786 points; Joey Sabbagaha, 778 points.

Next: April 13, Clarks Hill, Dorn Facility; April 27, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park; May 17-18, Lake Murray, Billy Dreher Island State Park..

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule: 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. August 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.

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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