Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Outdoor Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports MUST BE MADE during the month they are held and include first and last names of the participants, total number of fish caught and total weight of the catch.
ACTion South Carolina, April 18 results
Lake HartwellPortman Shoals Marina
Joey Zielinski and Bill McKie, North Augusta, five bass, 19.85 pounds, $1,190; Terry and David Drummond, Greenville, S.C., five bass, 18.70 pounds, $605; Larry Martin and James Rutledge, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 18.40 pounds, $530; Harbert Mayson, Clarks Hill, S.C., and James Laurey, Barnwell, S.C., five bass, 14.60 pounds, $475; Keith Hutto, Martinez, and Mike Guilbeau, Evans, four bass, 14.30 pounds, $400; Charles Sizemore, Aiken, and Jimmy Stephens, Thomson, Ga., five bass, 13.60 pounds, $325; Greg Lovelace, Ellenboro, N.C., and Mike Seawright, Kings Mountain, N.C., five bass, 13.40 pounds, $260. Tim Kuykendall, Laurens, S.C., and John Axsom, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 13 pounds, $225.
Big fish: No. 1, Hutto and Guilbeau, 6.80 pounds, $340; No. 2, Mayson and Laurey, 6.60 pounds, $100.
Next: May 16, Santee Cooper, John C. Land Landing.
More information: Mitchell and Eileen Kneece, 101 Park Avenue, Saluda, S.C., (864-445-4321).
Bass Champions Team Trail, South Carolina-01April 19 results
Lake WatereeClearwater Cove
Ed Matthews reporting
Bob Bridgeman and Chris Curtis, Concord, NB.C., five bass, 17.19 pounds, $1,000; O'Neal Mintz, Chesnee, S.C., and Rufus McDaniel, Mooresboro, N.C., five bass, 16.63 pounds, $425; Jerry Mace, Bessemer City, N.C., and Wayne Jordan, Dallas, N.C., five bass, 15.38 pounds, $175. Big fish: Ronnie Coates, Columbia, and Charlie Coates, Laurens, S.C., 5.50 pounds, $140.
Seven qualifying tournaments have been set for the fifth annual Bass Team Challenge on Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Ala., Sept. 22-26. Five fully rigged John Storie's Hawk Bass Boats will be given away to each of the top four places and another in a draw among Team Challenge participants. Anglers must fish a minimum of five qualifiers and finish within the top 15 teams of their division.
Tournament entry fee is $110 per team, with a 70 percent payback to 20 percent of the field. Anglers choose their own partners and both must become members of Bass Champions. Annual membership is $25 per person and includes a subscription to AnglerSport magazine and the news publication, Bass Champion News, and other amenities.
Entry deadline for pre-registration is the Monday preceding each tournament after which a $15 late charge will be added to the entry fee.
South Carolina-01 scheduleMay 24, Lake Wylie, Southpoint Landing.Contact Ed Matthews, 1900 Cheltenham Lane, Columbia, S.C. 25223-3912. 1 (803) 782-0012 (res.), or 751-2249 (bus.).
Guys & Dolls Couples Tournaments Georgia Division
May 2: Russell Lake, Richard B. Russell State Park.For free brochures and other information, contact David White, S.C. Division Staff, in Jackson at 1 (803) 471-2901, or national headquarters in Palmetto, Ga., at 1 (770) 463-4652.Abbeville Shrine ClubOpen Team TournamentHickory Knob State Resort ParkStrom Thurmond Lake43 teams April 18
Marty Quesada Jr., Appling, and Donald Miller, Martinez, 23.5 pounds, $750. Skip Parker and Mike Little, Laurens, S.C., 23 pounds. Mike Rukes, Augusta, and Ricky Dudai, Grovetown, 22.7. Larry Gilpin, Lincolnton, and Howard Justice, Martinez, 19.2 pounds. Chuck and Gary Odom, North Augusta, 19.0. Big fish: No. 1, Glenn Hall, Greenwood, S.C., 7.5, $430; No. 2, Donald Miller, Martinez, 6.1 pounds, $430.
Inaugural John de la Howe School
Open Team TournamentSunday, April 26
Hawe Creek/Dorn Sports Facility
Guaranteed purse $1,000. Entry fee $60 per team ($70 at landing), $10 optional big fish pot. Sponsored by John de la Howe School Alumni Association and Modoc Bassmasters. Proceeds benefit the children of John de la Howe School. Application forms and more information: Meg Davis, 1 (864) 391-2131, ext. 174.
Twin Cities Bass Club
First Benefit Tournament
Fort Gordon Recreation Areaon May 2
$1,000 first place prize, two big fish pots. 90 percent payback (one place for every 10 boats). Entry fee $50 with $10 optional big fish pot fee. Proceeds to benefit Belvedere-North Augusta Rescue Squad. Tournament hours 6:30 a.m. (or safe light) until 3 p.m.
Pre-registration and drawing will be held April 30 at Belvedere Marine, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with door prizes, refreshments and snacks. Late registration at Fort Gordon Recreation Area 5 a.m. to 6 a.m., with no entries accepted after 6 a.m. All boats must be in the water by 6 a.m.
Clark Hill Committee and Easter Seals16th annual Open Team Tournament
May 9, Fort Gordon Recreation Area
Guaranteed first place $5,000, second place $1,750, third place $1,250, fourth place $750, fifth place $500. Additional place paid for every 10 boats over 70 entered. Entry fee $30 per person, $60 per team, $5 big fish pot. $25 extra per team if neither team member is affiliated with the Clark Hill Committee. Tournament hours 6:30 a.m., to 3 p.m. On-site registration starts at 5 a.m.
Application forms available at Augusta Marine, Easter Seals, Joe's Hunting & Fishing. Pre-registration will take place at Augusta Marine on May 7 from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., and drawing for boat positions starts at 8. More information: Larry Gilpin, 724-3535; Russell Cathey, 790-5598; Noel Brown, 279-0389; Easter Seals, 667-9695.
Georgia Christian Bass Association
April 18 results
Wes Lewis reporting, Little River Marina
Wes Lewis, five bass, 12 pounds. Mitch Mays, five bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Fred Ready, two bass, 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: Lewis, 3 pounds, 8 ounces. Thirteen fishermen caught 24 bass weighing 44 pounds, 6 ounces and all were released.
Note: The club needs new members seeking Christian fellowship and fishing. Call 868-8378 for more information.
April 19 results,Tracy Thompson reporting
Tracy Thompson, five bass, 17.14 pounds. Chris Davis, five bass, 14 pounds. Earl Davis, five bass, 13.5 pounds. Big fish: Thompson, 6.2 pounds. Sixteen fishermen caught 50 bass weighing 96 pounds and all were released alive.
The club is looking for new members. Prospective members -- either boaters or non-boaters -- can call Tommy Cates (706-863-3097) for more information.
Augusta Bass Club
April 18 results
Cherokee Boat Ramp, Bob Pitt reporting
Bob Pitt, five bass, 14 pounds, 9 ounces. Buck Oellerich, five bass, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Gary Pate, one bass, 1 pounds, 13 ounces. Big fish: Pitt, 3 pounds, 14 ounces. Six fishermen caught 11 bass weighing 24 pounds, 2 ounces and all were released.
April 19 results, Hamilton Branch State Park
Charles Duffie reporting
Mike Carver, five bass, 14.6 pounds; Phillip Hutto, five bass, 13.15 pounds; Julius Ledbetter, five bass, 12.3 pounds. Big fish: Audie Brantley, 3.14 pounds. Nine fishermen caught 30 bass weighing 68.7 pounds and all but three were released alive.
Belvedere Bass Busters
April results, Glynn Hicks reporting
Bill McKie, five bass, 20 pounds. Joey Zielinski, five bass, 11 pounds, 4 ounces. Chris Heath, four bass, 10 pounds. Big fish: Mckie, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Thirteen fishermen caught 22 bass weighing 56 pounds, 12 ounces and all were released alive.
Wednesday Night Open Team at Lake Springs
24-boat field, Bena Keane reporting
Craig Johnson and Jackie Moncus, 13.9 pounds. Jim Kirkham and Mike Prickett, 12.4 pounds. Big fish: Kirkham and Prickett, 5.8 pounds. Tournaments run through Sept. 9, with the Classic on Sept. 12. Entry fee is $22 per boat (including big fish), fishing hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and entrants can register 30 minutes before blastoff at the Lake Springs ramp. More information from Jack Keane, 541-0802 (res.), 731-6034 (beeper).
Bassin' America Military Bass Anglers Association
Jerry Pollard reporting
Entry fee is $50 per person. Tournament time is safe light plus eight hours. Tournament partner draw is 30 minutes before official sunrise (check local paper's weather page for official sunrise times).
May 9, Savannah River, Port Wentworth. June 13-14, Amity Landing.
Contact Jerry Pollard at (706) 541-1288.