Originally created 08/18/00

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.

Children's Medical Center Toy Store

Open Team Tournament

Sept. 23, Little River Marina

Sponsored by Twin Cities Bassmasters, a pre-registration meeting will be held Sept. 21 at American Sportsman on Washington Road from 6 p.m., to 7 p.m. Entry fee is $50 per team with $5 per team big fish pot. Thanks to sponsors Federal Medical Supply and Pair of Jacks.

Wednesday Night Tournament

Aug. 9 results

Lake Springs Ramp

Mike and Connie Rukes, 12 pounds, 15 ounces. David Hall and Ken Townsend, 10 pounds, 13 ounces. Big fish: Larry Hanson and Paul Christian, 5 pounds, 4.5 ounces. 18 boats in the field.

Aug. 16 results

Duane Houk and Ron McKee, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Keith Williamson and Hal Hart, 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces. Big fish: Houk and McKee, 4 pounds, 8.5 ounces. 16 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.

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. Call Bill Tinley at 541-1669 (nights) for more information.

Westside Bass Club

Aug. 5 results

Wendy Tucker reporting

Tommy Edge, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Ron Figueroa, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Mason Miller, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: Figueroa, 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Eight fishermen caught 19 bass totaling 42 pounds, 12 ounces and 15 were released alive.

Summer Saturday Night

Aug. 12 results

Lake Springs Ramp

Lamond Annas reporting

Billy and Reba Freeman, five bass, 12 pounds, 10 ounces. Phillip Jackson and Gary Blackwell, five bass, 10 pounds, 5 ounces. Hal Hart and Keith Williamson, five bass, 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Hart and Williamson, 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Seventeen boats in the field.

August 5 results

Jason Dilorenzo and Earl Evans, five bass, 15 pounds, 2 ounces. Hal Hart and Keith Williamson, five bass, 12 pounds, 11 ounces. Raymond Heath and Scott Marshall, five bass, 11 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Dilorenzo and Evans, 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Twenty-one boats in the field.

July 28 results

Jason Dilorenzo and Earl Evans, three bass, 12 pounds, 4 ounces. Phillip Jackson and Gary Blackwell, five bass, 10 pounds, 4 ounces. Tommy Edge and Gene Williams, three bass, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Lamond Annas and Darle Opalewski, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Twenty-seven boats in the field.

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.

Carolina Bass Club

July results

Hamilton Branch State Park

Lamond Annas reporting

John Lynch, five bass, 13 pounds, 2 ounces. Lamond Annas, five bass, 11 pounds, 7 ounces. Ben Cochran, five bass, 9 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Martin Bauer, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Eighteen fishermen caught 43 bass weighing 86 pounds, 4 ounces and most were released alive.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Aug. 12 results

Ron Brown reporting

William and Mark Fulmer, six bass, 11 pounds. Mark Blackburn and Mike Guilbeau, six bass, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Ron Brown and Dennis Bullard, four bass, 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: The Fulmers, 5 pounds, 12 ounces.

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.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

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

Next: Aug. 19, any open lake tournament, Sportsman's Club, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.