Originally created 08/11/00

Fishing tournament news



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.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

Open Team Night Tournament

Saturday, July 22

Little River Marina

Larry Hanson and Greg Childs, seven bass, 18.895 pounds, $448. Hal Hart and Keith Williamson, seven bass, 18.32 pounds, $192. No. 1 big fish: Hart and Williamson, 5.71 pounds, $120. No. 2 big fish: Davis and Van Dina, 5.70 pounds, $80. Forty fishermen weighed in 53 bass totaling 127.75 pounds and all but four were released alive.

Wednesday Night Tournament

Aug. 2 results

Lake Springs Ramp

Keith Williamson and Hal Hart, 9 pounds, 10.5 ounces. Jim Kirkham and Mike Prickett, 9 pounds, 8.5 ounces. Big fish: Williamson and Hart, 4 pounds, 10 ounces. 15 boats in the field.

Tournament hours 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30 per boat (includes big fish pot). 100 percent payback with one place per 10 boats. More information: David Whyte at 798-7580 or beeper 869-4810.

Georgia-Carolina Bass Anglers

The club is looking for new members. Call David Dickenson at (706) 868-9978.

Red Man Bulldog Division

2000 schedule

Super tournament: Sept. 9-10, Lake Sinclair, Little River Park, entry deadline Aug. 29. 2000 Regional: Pickwick Lake, Florence, Ala., McFarland Park Marina.

Carolina Division

Super tournament: Sept. 9-10, Lake Murray, P&L Landing, entry deadline Aug. 29. 2000 Regional: Oct. 17-21, Lake Gaston, Henderson, N.C., Eaton's Ferry Marina.

Entry fee $75, with guaranteed $1,000 cash for first place. Applications and more information: Operation Bass, 88 Moors Road, Gilbertsville, Ky. 42044. 1 (270) 362-8110.

Martinez Bassmasters

Tracy Thompson reporting

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

Bucketmouth Bassmasters

Team Tournament

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 playing host to an open tournament on Sept. 23, with a guaranteed $2,000 purse. Anyone may enter. Contact Tinley at the number below for more information.

The club is interested in boaters and nonboaters who'd like to join. Next meeting is Aug. 8 at the Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway at 7 p.m. Next tournament is Aug. 12. Call Bill Tinley at 541-1669 (nights) for more information.

River Rats Bass Club

July results

Ray Diamond reporting

Bart Blackburn, 12.14 pounds. Joe Ludwig, 5.14 pounds. Jack Keane, 4.88 pounds. Big fish: Blackburn, 4.44. Ten fishermen caught 21 bass and all but one were released alive.

Summer Saturday Night

Lake Springs Ramp

Lamond Annas reporting

Tournaments run through Aug. 19. Entry fee is $22 per boat. Hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Five-fish limit per team or individual. Payback is based on number of boats entered. The Summer Saturday Night Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 5 p.m. to midnight and anglers must fish a minimum two regular season tournaments to qualify. More information: Lamond Annas, 803-593-4771; Dave Moulton, 803-278-3440.

Evans Bassmasters

Ron Weber reporting

Boat owners: Evans Bassmasters is looking for new members. If interested, call Ron at 819-3888.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Ron Brown reporting

Entry fee is $30. Regular tournaments are sponsored by Chuck's Lakeside Marine, Willoughby Ford of Thomson, Ga., and Sportsman's Link of Martinez and will be held every Saturday from safe light until 1 p.m., until further notice. Tournaments will not be held when dates conflict with Clark Hill Committee events. Classic will be held the last weekend of February from safe light until 4 p.m. Entry fee is $50 per team, $10 of which goes into the big fish pot. Anglers must fish a minimum of six SMOT events to qualify, or two events (with an extra $100 entry fee) to fish the Classic. For more information: Dennis Bullard, 541-0870.

Twin Cities Bassmasters

Jay Jennings reporting

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

Clark Hill Bassmasters

Jim Holton Jr. reporting

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

American Bass Anglers

Military Bass Anglers Association

25th anniversary National championship: Sept. 10-15, Lake Murray. Entry fee $50 for one-day tournament, $100 for two-day tournament. Entry brochure and more information: 1-800-232-4428.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

July 22 results

Jewel Jessie reporting

David Baty and Jim Stratton, three bass, 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Jewel Jessie and Fred Perry, three bass, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Baty and Stratton, 5-12.

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.

Next: Aug. 5, bass tournament, first safe light until noon. Aug. 19, any open lake tournament, Sportsman's Club, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3, bass tournament, Butler Reservoir, safe light until 2 p.m. Sept. 17, bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Kids. Fishing Derby, Claypits II and III, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1, Take A Soldier Fishing, Safe light until 2 p.m. Oct. 15: bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m. Oct. 29, bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m. Nov. 12, bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m. Nov. 19, bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m. Dec. 3, bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m. Dec. 10, crappie tournament, safe light until 2 p.m. Dec. 17, bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m.