Originally created 09/17/99

Tournament information



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 include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and participants and total weight of the catch.

Abbeville County Shrine Club

Open Bass TournamentHawe Creek, Sept. 11

The two-man team tournament will be held out of Dorn Sport Fishing and Boating Complex. Creel limit is eight bass per team 12 inches or better. Tournament hours 7 a.m., and weigh-in at 3 p.m. Purse is guaranteed $1,500m with $600 for first, $300 second, $250 third, $200 fourth and $150 fifth. Entry fee is $80 per team, includes $20 big fish award. Two big fish pots will be awarded -- half for the first one, half for the second. For applications, call Mike Reepe, Shrine Club President, at 1 (864) 348-2296. Entries also will be accepted at the ramp 30 minutes before blastoff on tournament day.

Savannah River Bass Masters

Advance Auto Parts Sept. 18 tournament

Cherokee Boat Landing

Profits from the tournament will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Entry fee is $25 per person, with eight-hour-long tournament beginning at safe light. Creel limit is seven bass per angler. Winner collects $250, first runner-up $175 and second runner-up $100. Optional big fish pot $10. For registration forms or more information: (706) 855-0884, (706) 794-9419.

Thursday Night Team Tournament

Fort Gordon Recreation Area Sept. 2 results

David Whyte reporting

David Whyte and C.G. Doolittle, 12 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces. David Hall and Randy Boatwright, 10 pounds, 14 ounces. Big fish: Hall-Boatwright, 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

Entry fee $30 per team. Tournament hours 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 100 percent payback, one place for every 10 boats up to three places. Registration will be held on site 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament. Tournaments began on April 1 and run through Sept. 2. Five-fish limit, Clark Hill Association rules. More information: David Whyte, 869-4810 (pager) or 798-7580.

Guys & Dolls Couples Tournament

Georgia Division

Entry fee $125 per couple. Brochure, more information from David A. White, S.C. Staff, 1 (803) 471-2901, or tournament headquarters at 1 (770) 463-4652.

Red Man Bulldog Division

1999 schedule -- Sept. 26: Lake Sinclair, Little River Park.

Entry fee $75, with guaranteed $1,000 cash for first place. Applications and more information: Operation Bass, 88 Moors Road, Gilbertsville, Ky. 42044. 1 (502) 362-8110.

Bucketmouth Bassmasters

Sam Gullickson reporting

The club, affiliated with the Mr. Clark Hill Committee, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and the Georgia BASS Federation, is looking for new members. Anyone interested is asked to call Brian Ely at (706) 359-6276 during the evening.

Meetings are held at El Valle Mexican Restaurant on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Young people 16 and older and those new to bass tournament fishing are welcome.

CSRA BassMasters

Darryl Giles reporting

The club is looking for new members. Those interested may contact Jerry Barber (1 803-471-2551), Darryl Giles (1 706 733-2773) or Jim Swift (1 706-860-4422).

Augusta Bassmasters

Billy Rosier reporting

The club is still looking for new members. Contact Larry Atkins at 863-2079.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Bill Tinley reporting

The club is interested in boaters and nonboaters who'd like to join the club. Call Bill Tinley at 541-1669 for more information.

Augusta Bass Club Aug. 27 results

Fort Gordon Recreation Area

Bob Pitt reporting

Bob Pitt, five bass, 11 pounds, 12 ounces. Joel Carson, four bass, 9 pounds, 13 ounces. Daryl Barnett, two bass, 5 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Harvey Kirkland, 4 pounds, 1 ounce. Ten fishermen caught 16 bass weighing 37 pounds, 11 ounces and all were released alive.

Evans Bassmasters

Sept. 4 results

Ron Weber reporting

Windy Jiles, five bass, 13 pounds, 7 ounces. Lester Clark, four bass, 12 pounds, 4 ounces. Ron Weber, five bass, 9 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Jiles, 6 pounds.Aug. 7 results

Ricky Lopez, four bass, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Windy Jiles, three bass, 3 pounds, 10 ounces. Ron Weber, one bass, 2 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Lopez, 2 pounds, 12 ounces. Eight fishermen caught 11 bass weighing 17 pounds, 4 ounces and all were released alive.

Boat owners: Evans Bassmasters is looking for new members. If interested, call Ron at 803-279-0077.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Fort Gordon Recreation Area Sept. 4 results

Ron Brown reporting

Charles Sizemore, by himself, six bass, 15 pounds, 7 ounces. Tony Postell and Reggie Rhodes, seven bass, 15 pounds, 1 ounce. Gene Tant and Bill Clayton, seven bass, 14 pounds, 14 ounces. Big fish: Tant and Clayton, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Seventeen boats in the field.

Entry fee $25 including ramp fee. Regular tournaments are sponsored by Chuck's Lakeside Marine and Willoughby Ford of Thomson, Ga., and will be held every Saturday from safe light until 3 p.m. Tournaments will not be held when dates conflict with Clark Hill Committee events. Classic will be held next February with a guaranteed purse of $2,000 for first-place team. Entry fee is $50 per team, $10 of which goes into the big fish pot. Anglers must fish a minimum of four SMOT events to qualify. For more information: Ron Brown, 541-9630, or Bart Blackburn, 278-1451.

Twin Cities Bassmasters

Jay Jennings reporting

The club is looking for new members. Contact Jay Jennings at 860-0383.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

Archie Lee reporting

The Clark Hill Bassmasters are still looking for new members. Contact Jim Holton at 855-2864 or Steve Hallman at 863-6446 for more information.

Hers and His Bass Club

Ron Brown reporting

The club always welcomes prospective members. Any male-female team interested in joining the club should call Ron Brown at 541-9630 or Vicky Elrod at 556-2718.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Fort Gordon, Ga.

Entry fee is $10 per member, $20 per non-member, optional $5 big fish pot, with a 60 percent payback. 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, 791-8953. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 5 results

Carl Tranum and Dusty Coleman, three-bass limit, 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: Larry Solverson, 4 pounds, 9 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 20 bass weighing 34 pounds and all were released alive.

Next: Sept. 25: Kids' Fishing Derby, Claypit III; 26: Take A Soldier Fishing Day, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.