Originally created 11/05/99

Fishing 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.

Ranger Millenium M1, Cypress Gardens, Fla.

First-round results, Pro Division top 10, ties

1. David Fritts, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 13 pounds. 2. Darrell Robertson, Jay, Okla., five bass, 12 pounds, 14 ounces. 3. Leo Osborne, Crowder, Okla., five bass, 9 pounds, 10 ounces. 4. Rob Kilby, Hot Springs, Ark., four bass, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. 5. Rex Huff, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. 6. Jimmy Millsaps, Canton, Ga., five bass, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. 7. Jim Bitter, Fruitland Park, Fla., five bass, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. 8. Roger Crafton, Boca Grande, Fla., five bass, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. 9. Tommy Biffle, Wagoner, Okla., five bass, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. 9. Craig Daniel, Cullman, Ala., three bass, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Fritts, 6 pounds, 6 ounces, $5,000.

River Rats Bass Club, Tony Reese Memorial, Oct. 23, Fort Gordon Rec Area

Bart Blackburn reporting

Joey Zielinski and Stewart Gambrell, seven bass, 17.36 pounds. Marty Quesada Jr., and Gary Mackey, seven bass, 16.72 pounds. Big fish: Zielinski and Gambrell, 5.24 pounds. Fourteen teams and one person fishing by himself competed.

Annual March of Dimes Open Team Tournament

Fort Gordon Recreation Area, Saturday, Oct. 30

Joey Zielinski and Robin Whisenant, seven bass, 21 pounds, 8 ounces, $1,120. Steve Foust and Joe Newman, seven bass, 15 pounds, 10 ounces, $672. Sean Ravenscroft and Wilson Ravenscroft, seven bass, 15 pounds, 6 ounces, $448. First big fish: Joey and Robin, 5 pounds, 12 ounces, $392. Second big fish: Tim Webb and Brad Richards, 5 pounds, 7 ounces, $168. Twenty-seven teams caught 180 bass weighing 308-11 and all were released alive. Fifty-six teams competed. The Augusta Bassmasters raised $500 in advertising and the tournament netted $570 for the March of Dimes.

Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Open Team Bass Tournament

Dorn Boating and Fishing Complex, Hawe Creek, McCormick County, S.C., Nov. 6

Hosted by Midland Bassmasters, tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. First place a guaranteed minimum $1,000, with second through sixth place getting 70 percent of field entry. Entry fee is $50 per team plus one new unwrapped toy and $10 optional for big fish pot. Drawing for boat positions will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at Henna Chevrolet on the Aiken-Augusta Highway at 8 p.m. Late registration will be accepted at the tournament site. Seven-fish limit per team. More information: Bill Harvey, (706) 828-6427; George Raborn, (803) 649-5049; Mark Spires, (803) 279-1390; Mark Johnson, (706) 650-8627.

Broadway Tackle 9th Annual Fall Classic Open Individual Bass Tournament

Nov. 13, Lake Springs

Tournament hours safe light until 4 p.m. Entry fee is $50 plus $10 big fish pot. 90 percent payback, paying one place for every 10 entries. Drawing to be held at Broadway Tackle, 1730 Broad Street at the Canal, on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with refreshments and door prizes. Late registration at the ramp from 5 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. More information: (706) 738-8848.

Clark Hill Bassmasters Open Team Tournament

Nov. 20, Fort Gordon Rec Area

Registration will be held on site from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., tournament day, and tournament hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fee is $40 plus $10 optional big fish pot. Eighty percent payback with one place for every 10 boats and two big fish pots. More information: Jim Holton Jr., at 855-2864, or Steve Hallman at 863-6446.

Fisherman's Bass Circuit 2000 team tournament schedule

Nov. 20-21: Lake Okeechobee, Roland Martin's Marina, Clewiston, Fla.; Feb. 5-6: Lake Hartwell, Hartwell State Park; March 4-5: Lake Lanier, Laurel Park, Gainesville, Ga.; April 1-2: Lake Russell, Lake Russell State Park, Elberton, Ga.; April 29-30: Keowee Lake, South Cove Park, Seneca, S.C.; June 3-4: Kerr Lake, Satterwhite Point, Henderson, S.C. Season-ending Hall of Fame Classic for top 100 teams and all winners, High Rock Lake, Salisbury, N.C., date TBA.

Entry fee is $550 per team (includes big fish). First place is $32,000 ($5,000 cash plus fully rigged Ranger 518-VX boat; second place worth $28,000 ($1,000 cash plus fully rigged Ranger 518-VX boat; third place, $5,000; fourth place, $3,000; fifth place, $2,500; sixth through 10th $2,000; 11th-15th, $1,500; 16th-20th, $1,000; 21st-25th, $750. More information: (704) 483-9335.

Guys & Dolls Couples Tournament 2000 schedule

Georgia Division

Date, lake, tournament site, headquarters:

March 11: Lake Sinclair, Little River Park, Holiday Inn/Milledgeville. April 1: West Point, West Point Landing, Econo Lodge/Travel Lodge. April 29: Lake Lanier, Laurel Park Ramp, TBA. June 3: Clark Hill (Strom Thurmond Lake), Mistletoe State Park, Best Western, Thomson. June 24: Lake Oconee, Brantley's Marina, TBA.

Carolina Division

March 4: Lake Murray, P&L Landing, TBA. March 25: Keowee, South Cove Park, Days Inn, Seneca. April 8: Lake Wylie (N.C.), Ebenezer State Park, Days Inn, Rock Hill, S.C. May 13: Clark Hill (Strom Thurmond Lake), Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex, Hawe Creek, Cullars Inn, Lincolnton, Ga. June 10: Wateree, Clearwater Cove Landing, Holiday Inn, Camden.

Entry fee $100 per couple if entry fee received at tournament headquarters seven days prior to tournament date; $120 after seven-day cutoff. $30 annual membership fee (per couple) required. Brochure, more information from David A. White, S.C. Staff, 1 (803) 471-2901, or tournament headquarters, P.O. Box 816, Palmetto, Ga. 30268-0816 at 1 (770) 463-4652.

Martinez Bassmasters

Tracy Thompson reporting

The club is looking for new members. Call Tommy Cates at (706) 863-3097 for more information.

Bucketmouth Bassmasters Cherokee Boat Ramp

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 Bass Masters

Darryl Giles reporting

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

Augusta Bassmasters

Billy Rosier reporting

The club is still looking for new members. Contact Larry Atkins at (706) 863-2079.

Carolina Bass Club

October results, Hamilton Branch

Lamond Annas reporting

Bubba Jones, five bass, 12 pounds, 13 ounces. Billy Freeman, five bass, 11 pounds, 11 ounces. Glenn Langdale, five bass, 11 pounds, 10 ounces. Big fish: Bubba Jones, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 55 bass weighing 96 pounds, 1 ounces and most were released alive.

Evans Bassmasters, Oct. 30 results

Ron Weber reporting

Don Smith, five bass, 11.02 pounds. Jim Kirkham, five bass, 9 pounds. Ricky Lopez, five bass, 8.3 pounds. Big fish: Smith, 4 pounds, 11 ounces. Thirteen fishermen caught 43 bass weighing 65 pounds, 12 ounces, averaging 1 pound, 6 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

Ron Brown reporting

Entry fee $25. 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.

Triple Hook Bass Anglers, Oct. 23 results

Ray Ansley reporting

A.P. Pollock, five bass, 11 pounds, 15 ounces. Nate Walker, four bass, 10 pounds, 12 ounces. Jack Williams, four bass, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Williams, 5.07 pounds. Seventeen fishermen caught 60 bass weighing 85.12 pounds and all were released alive.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

Jim Holton Jr. 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

Oct. 31 results, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Jewel Jessie reporting

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, (706) 791-8953. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.

Next: Nov. 14: Bass tournament, 6 a.m., to 3 p.m.